OFFICE SAFETY MEASURES

Providing excellence in eye care with maximum efficiency while minimizing in-office contact time remains our priority.
We will continue to follow updates issued by local, state & federal authorities as related to public health safety
& the operations of optometry practices &
act in accordance with the guidelines ascribed by
the American Optometric Association & the Colorado Optometric Association.

Thank you for your patience & understanding. At this time please note:

1.  Face coverings must be worn by patients & health care workers when in office

2.  Social distancing within the office will be maintained with modified patient flow to ensure safety.
W
e request that patients be seen alone & family members and drivers wait outside of our office.
Needs for accompaniment will be handled on a case-by-case basis, but our ultimate goal is to
minimize the number of individuals in the clinic at any given time

Please complete & submit the required online forms prior to your appointment

MEDICAL HEALTH HISTORY (REQUIRED)

HIPPA Notice of Privacy Practices (rEQUIRED)

 

For a contact lens exam, please complete the following additional forms prior to your visit:

NOTICE REGARDING
CONTACT LENS USE

CONTACT LENS EXPERIENCE

*For a current lens user who is NEW to our practice
OR if you will be fit for contact lenses for the FIRST TIME

CONTACT LENS AGREEMENT
(REQUIRED)

Eye Care, Hygiene & Safety

Whether engaged in work or leisure related activities, proactively protect eye health, vision & overall wellness with hygiene & safety in mind:

·Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds – especially before eating, after using the restroom, sneezing, coughing or blowing your nose

·If you can’t get to a sink, use a hand sanitizer that has at least 60% alcohol

·Avoid touching your face – particularly your eyes, nose & mouth

·If you cough or sneeze, cover your face with your elbow or a tissue. If you use a tissue, throw it away promptly, then wash your hands

·Avoid close contact with sick people. If you think someone has a respiratory infection, stay at least 6 feet away

·Stay home when you are sick

DISINFECTION IS KEY

Regularly disinfect commonly touched surfaces including phone screens, keys & water bottles – for items in your house, remember to disinfect  doorknobs, counter tops, remote controls & any other item that is frequently used or shared within the home

AVOID RUBBING YOUR EYES

If you feel an urge to itch or rub your eye, or you need to adjust your glasses, use a tissue instead of your fingers.

Before administering eye medicine, first wash your hands with soap & water for at least 20 seconds.

Since dry eyes can lead to more rubbing, consider adding moisturizing drops to your eye routine.

CORONAVIRUS & Eye Health FAQS

Does the Coronavirus cause pink eye?

If you see someone with pink eye, don’t panic. It doesn’t mean that person is infected with coronavirus. But health officials believe viral pink eye, or conjunctivitis, develops in about 1% to 3% of people with coronavirus. The virus can spread by touching discharge from an infected person’s eyes.

CAN A CORONAVIRUS CAUSE INFECTION BY ENTERING THE EYE?
  • When a sick person coughs or talks, virus particles can spray from their mouth or nose into another person’s face. You’re most likely to inhale these droplets through your mouth or nose, but they can also enter through your eyes.
  • People who have coronavirus can also spread the illness through their tears. Touching tears or a surface where tears have landed can be another portal to infection.
  • You can also become infected by touching anything that has the virus on it – like a table, doorknob, keys, phone screen – and then touching your eyes.
May i still wear contact lenses?

Statistically, contact lens wearers touch their eyes more than the average person – which makes eyeglass use a better choice during these times as the risks of irritation & infection are significantly lower with eyeglass use. Wearing eyeglasses not only forces you to pause before touching your eye, but glasses will serve as a protective barrier for your eyes.

CORONAVIRUS & Eye Health FAQS

Does the Coronavirus cause pink eye?

If you see someone with pink eye, don’t panic. It doesn’t mean that person is infected with coronavirus. But health officials believe viral pink eye, or conjunctivitis, develops in about 1% to 3% of people with coronavirus. The virus can spread by touching discharge from an infected person’s eyes.

CAN A CORONAVIRUS CAUSE INFECTION BY ENTERING THE EYE?
  • When a sick person coughs or talks, virus particles can spray from their mouth or nose into another person’s face. You’re most likely to inhale these droplets through your mouth or nose, but they can also enter through your eyes.
  • People who have coronavirus can also spread the illness through their tears. Touching tears or a surface where tears have landed can be another portal to infection.
  • You can also become infected by touching anything that has the virus on it – like a table, doorknob, keys, phone screen – and then touching your eyes.
May I still wear contact lenses?

Statistically, contact lens wearers touch their eyes more than the average person – which makes eyeglass use a better choice during these times as the risks of irritation & infection are significantly lower with eyeglass use. Wearing eyeglasses not only forces you to pause before touching your eye, but glasses will serve as a protective barrier for your eyes.

CHATTO & YEE OPTOMETRISTS, PC
© 2021 All Rights Reserved.

CHATTO & YEE OPTOMETRISTS, PC
© 2021 All Rights Reserved.

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