The Suburban Eye Institute doctors and staff are committed to ensuring the health and safety of each of our patients. Due to the recent arrival of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) we wanted to reach out and give our patients some information about the ways we are working to prevent the spread in our office. COVID-19 can cause symptoms that are similar to the common cold, including fever, cough, sore throat, and feeling generally unwell. Symptoms that are currently being seen with the Coronavirus infection are fever and respiratory symptoms, such as couch and shortness of breath.
We are working to keep everyone as safe as we can. We are disinfecting surfaces frequently throughout the day. We are also spacing out our schedule so the waiting room does not become too crowded. If the waiting room should become busy, our staff will work to put patients in rooms as quickly as possibly to help separate you. If you have traveled out of the country within the last 14 days OR are experiencing cold symptoms, we request that you reschedule your appointment. Our staff will work with you to get you in as quickly as possible once you are feeling better.
The CDC recommends the following in order to prevent the spread of infection:
Washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Using alcohol based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not readily available. Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Avoid being in close contact with people who are sick. Stay home when feeling sick. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or the bend of your elbow. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
For more information you can visit the CDC web page on COVID-19 at https://www.cdc.gove/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html or the New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 web page at https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml.