The safety of our patients and staff is of the utmost importance to Eye and Ear of the Palm Beaches; therefore, in light of the issues surrounding COVID-19, we would like to let our patients know what precautionary steps we taking to keep our offices a safe place to be treated for your eyecare needs.
- Patients are being asked to reschedule their appointments if they have a respiratory infection, fever, or if they have traveled outside the US in the previous 30 days.
- Team members who have respiratory issues or fever are
instructed to stay at home.
- For further protection, patients are being asked to wear a mask upon arrival to any of our offices. Any patient with fever is asked not to enter the office and to call prior to the visit.
- We are thoroughly disinfecting each office through-out the day including the exam rooms after each patient.
While the overall risk of COVID-19 to the general public remains low, elderly people and individuals with chronic medical conditions may have increased risk for COVID-19. The best prevention measures for any respiratory virus are:
- Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
We encourage you to take steps to protect you and your family; if you are concerned that you have been exposed to COVID-19 or if you have symptoms, please contact your physician for further instructions on how to get tested and/or treated – and be sure to follow their guidelines to avoid spreading the virus.
- Please understand that Eye and Ear is not a governing body, and we encourage our patients to use the following official resources to find current information on appropriate courses of action and to track new cases:
- World Health Organization (WHO) Rights, Roles & Responsibilities of Health Workers
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Interim Guidance for COVID-19.
If you have any further questions, please give our office a call by visiting our Office Locations page and selecting the office nearest you.