June 1st, 2020
June 1st is Island Retina’s birthday! Our practice is 22 years old and I am happy to say that we survived the COVID19 virus disaster. The last 3 months were challenging, but thanks to my great support staff, we kept our doors open to treat essential retinal disease. Now we are able to see all our retinal patients and we are booking surgery.
We are still vigilant about cleanliness to keep our patients safe. This includes regularly disinfecting public waiting areas, equipment, and instruments. All patients can expect to be screened for the virus including a temperature check with a noncontact thermometer. Please also wear a mask to the office. Patients should continue to practice good hand washing techniques. We will be following the Governor’s recommendations; obviously, this is a very fluid situation.
We are requesting drivers and relatives to wait in their cars for the patient. When the visit is complete, our staff will gladly call them and escort the patient to the ground level entrance. We are asking all our patients and staff to practice social distancing. For patients who are hesitant to come in, we can provide a telehealth conference.
Over the next few months, remain cautious, don’t let your guard down. We hope you will continue to stay healthy in the coming weeks!