We hope this message finds you and yours healthy during these challenging times. We have implemented the following safety measures as mandated by the state and in accordance with best health practices from the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
NEW SAFETY MEASURES
- Exam rooms and equipment will be cleaned before and after every patient according to CDC guidelines.
- All glasses and frames used will be removed and only returned until fully cleaned and disinfected. We are using a UV-C sanitizer device to maintain the quality of the frames and can be used to sanitize other office supplies.
- We are conducting paperless pre-visit screenings for all patients with upcoming appointments. For new patients visit www.clearfinityeyecare.com to complete the New Registration Form. We will have a Patient Update Form online as well for returning patients.
- Our staff are up-to-speed on COVID-19 symptoms and utilize recommended Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
- Our waiting room has two chairs at least 6 feet apart to help ensure patients maintain a safe social distance. Please arrive 10-minutes early to allow for curbside check-in. You may call or text 703-293-5222 to inform the front desk of your arrival. We ask that you wait in your parked car or away from other patients outdoors on the bench outside our office.
- Your temperature will be taken upon entering the office. If you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath or other COVID-19 symptom your appointment will be rescheduled.
- Only patients, or patients plus one critical caregiver/translator, are allowed into an appointment.
- All toys and magazines, etc. have been temporarily removed.
- Our office doors are currently locked to ensure control of the number of visitors in the optical.
- Even if you are vaccinated, we ask that you wear a proper face-covering that covers your nose and has no vents in the office. If you have a medical condition where you cannot wear a mask, or you do not want to wear a mask, please wait to book an appointment until we reach a phase where masks are optional in our office. We still have patients and young patients who may not be vaccinated and with the rise of new types of Covid-19, we choose to maintain the best precaution against increasing risk of visitors getting infected.
- Any patients or staff who were diagnosed with COVID-19 must have an all-clear notification from their physician before entering our facility.
- We ask that all patients use the hand sanitizer provided at the front door upon entering (gloves included). It will also be available in other areas of the office as well as soap and water.
Our primary goal is to provide a safer and sanitary environment for the well-being of our patients, staff, and doctor.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact us at any time. To request an appointment, please click below.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Clearfinity Eyecare Optometrist
A FEW FACTS ABOUT COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) FROM THE CDC:
Person to Person Spread
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) and through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Spread from Contact with Infected Surfaces or Objects
It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
Masks: Myth vs. Fact
Regular surgical masks are used for those who are sick or have a cough to keep their own droplets inside the mask. They do not prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Only the N95 respirator mask can block out viruses like SARS, H1N1, and the coronavirus. This mask is used for medical personnel who are around a patient with the virus, or a caretaker who is home with someone with the virus. Yes, you can walk around with this mask, but it is sealed tight against your nose and mouth, so it’s not sustainable to wear it for long durations. It is also most important that health care workers have access to the N95 respirator masks.
Basic Steps to Prevent Illness
The same advice your Mom taught you applies to the spread of COVID-19. Wash your hands frequently, stay home if you are sick, cough or sneeze into your elbow, use hand sanitizer, and stay hydrated.
If you think you may have COVID-19
If you are experiencing initial symptoms of a fever, cough, and body aches isolate yourself at home. Only visit urgent care if you also begin to experience breathing problems that may arise in some cases.