The New Normal for Patient Safety in Eye Care

COVID MaskEye care and cataract surgery have always been considered safe.

In fact, of all out-patient procedures performed in the United States today, cataract surgery remains one of the safest and most frequently performed.

A recent study of 200,000 Medicare beneficiaries confirmed that 99.5 percent experienced no severe postoperative complications after cataract surgery.

But you may wonder how the current COVID reality changes safety considerations for those seeking eye care and surgery, especially as restrictions on out-patient surgery and medical office visits are lifted throughout the state.

Florida Eye Institute is actively implementing current recommendations from the  CDC and the Florida Department of Health as our offices resume full services.

Victor Basile, Administrator confirms, “This extraordinary time has fortified our mission to serve all patients, community, and staff with the utmost concern for excellence and safety. We’ve been working nonstop to update our protocols based on the latest advisories from medical experts.”

During your next visit, you will notice several new procedures to ensure everyone’s safety and wellbeing.

  • temperature checks for patients and staff entering the facility
  • reduced waiting room capacity for social distancing
  • enhanced cleaning procedures
  • masks for employees in patient care areas
  • patients are asked to wear their own personal facial covering while inside the facility
  • only patients allowed to enter the facility
  • non-patients, drivers and family are asked to wait outside and return when patient appointment is complete
  • telehealth appointments for many conditions

Let us know if you have questions during this uncertain time. We have a variety of appointment options available including telehealth and facetime visits. Our scheduling team can help find the solution to best meet your needs.

Florida Eye Institute is your expert eye care partner before, during, and after the current outbreak of COVID-19.

QUESTIONS? Call (772) 500-2020 for more information and appointments. 

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