Visiting our office

Is your eye doctor's appointment coming up? Are you worried about going to the eye office during the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? Rest assured, keeping our patients and staff safe is our top priority. 

 

We anticipate that this outbreak will continue for a while, and do not want our patients to neglect their eye care needs during this critical time. Our optometric clinic is prudent and has adopted specific measures to protect our patients and staff from potential exposure to COVID-19 during this time of uncertainty. 

 

That said, guidelines for slowing the spread of this epidemic are rapidly changing. Please pay close to attention to local regulatory changes to get the most up-to-date information on whether practices can still remain open/ accept non-emergency cases. 

 

Here Are the Precautions Our Office Is Taking to Limit COVID-19: 

We employ a strict office policy that mandates that all eye doctors, opticians, office staff, and patients not enter if they are feeling unwell or have a fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath, or have been exposed to a known case of COVID-19 or traveled outside of the country within the last 14 days.

 

The staff may ask you to wait outside rather than in the waiting area in order to protect yourself and others from any circulating germs. Furthermore, we are trying to schedule our appointments in such a way that our waiting room remains as empty as possible.

What to expect when you visit our office:

  • We sanitize all surfaces and equipment (front desk counters, telephones, pens, door handles, waiting room chairs) with antibacterial wipes. 

  • Frequent hand washing by staff

  • Masks will be worn and some will wear face shields

  • We have placed physical barriers in areas

  • Kindly wear a mask

  • Our office is equipped with several hand sanitizing stations

  • Your temperature will be taken when you enter our office

How to reduce interactions and time in our office

  • We request that you complete all paperwork prior to arrival​

  • Provide as much information over the phone

  • Browse our eye-ware only with an optician

When you arrive for you scheduled visit:​

  • Wait in your car and call our office 845-255-4696 Press 0

  • You may be asked to wait in your vehicle until the doctor or optician is ready

    • We have adopted a structured scheduling to limit the number of patients in the office​

  • We ask that only the scheduled patient enter the office​

  • You will be greeted by a staff member at the door

  • We will request you sanitize your hands, we will take your temperature and immediately guide you to the examination room.​​

If we don’t shake hands with our patients during this time, please don’t take it personally.

Please call Dr. Scott I. Morrison Optometry at 845-255-4696 with any questions or concerns you may have. If you feel it's best for you or a member of your family to reschedule your appointment, we encourage you to do so.

 

To stay abreast of the coronavirus pandemic, please visit the following official health organizations:

 

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) at www.CDC.gov

World Health Organization (WHO) at www.WHO.int 

 

Thank you and stay safe! 

Contact Us: info(@)drmorrisoneyecare.com

​© 2019 Dr. Scott I. Morrison, OD PC

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