Changes in our office to manage social distancing and safety during COVID-19
Thank you for returning to Enfield Eyecare for your upcoming visit; we look forward to caring for you soon! In order to make your visit as smooth and safe as possible please be sure to follow the guidelines below:
- Reschedule your appointment if you, a family member, or anyone you have come in contact with during the past two weeks has suspected symptoms of COVID-19.
- Adult symptoms may include dry cough, shortness of breath, or a combination of at least two of the following symptoms – fever >100.4, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell. Child symptoms may include fever, cough, blocked nose, muscle pain, runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, or “COVID toes” (itchy red bumps on the toes and sometimes fingers).
- Currently, appointments will be scheduled to allow only one patient per doctor in the office at a time.
- Patients must come alone to their appointments. If necessary, only one parent/caregiver per patient will be allowed.
- Masks are required to be worn covering mouth and nose per CT Executive Order.
- Due to time constraints, please complete a case history form prior to your appointment. In addition, please review and if possible, print out and sign the form titled Routine Eye Exam Form and bring it with you. If you are not able to print the form, we will have them in the office to sign.
- Please arrive to your appointment on time. If you are early, please wait in your car. If you are running late, please contact the office as we may need to reschedule your appointment.
- When entering the office please wait at our screening station just inside the doorway. A staff member will meet you there, take your temperature with a non-contact thermometer, provide hand sanitizer, and ask you to read and answer a series of COVID-19 questions adapted from the Centers for Disease Control and Infection (CDC). Staff members will be similarly screened daily.
- We will disinfect all patient contact areas, examination and diagnostic equipment, and optical eyewear before and after each visit.
- If you are viewing frames in our optical area, we ask that any frame you touch is left off the display so that our staff can sanitize it before replacing back on the display.
- All visits to the office (exams, frame selection, frame repair/adjustments, etc.) will require an appointment.
- To make our patient process flow as efficiently as possible, we will be using our OPTOS retinal scanner on most patients. Due to COVID-19, we have decided to waive the healthy screening fee as a courtesy. Please note there may still be a medical charge for this procedure if there is a medical diagnosis.
Contact lens wear during COVID-19
Exercise Proper Hand Washing. When using contact lenses or spectacles, one should wash their hands carefully and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, followed by hand drying with unused paper towels. This should occur before every contact lens insertion and removal. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. People should avoid touching their face, including their eyes, nose and mouth, with unwashed hands.
Disinfect Contact Lenses. Contact lens wearers should either dispose of their daily disposable lenses each evening, or regularly disinfect their monthly and two-week lenses according to instructions from the manufacturer and one's doctor of optometry.
Discontinue Lens Wear if Sick. Consistent with recommendations for other types of illness, those who feel ill with cold or flu-like symptoms should cease contact lens wear.
Glasses are Not Proven to Offer Protection. There is no scientific evidence that wearing spectacles or glasses provides protection against COVID-19 or other viral transmissions. Healthy individuals can continue to wear and care for their contact lenses as prescribed by their doctor of optometry.
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Online Forms Now Available
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LASIK Screening Event October 16 2019
Now you have the ability to browse our frame selection online. With our new online gallery you can come to your appointment ready to order. You even are able to see what the frame looks like on one of the virtual models or even upload your own picture to see what it may look like on you. Click below to be taken to our partner's website.
Optos Digital Fundus Imaging
We are excited to now be able to add the ability to take optomap digital fundus image to the list of comprehensive services here at Enfield Eyecare. This technology allows us to detect early signs of retinal disease more effectively and efficiently than with traditional eye exams alone as well as document healthy retina as a baseline for future exams. For more information follow the link to manufactures page.