To Our Patients Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The NYS Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology released recommendations regarding patient care during the Coronavirus pandemic. This included both office-based care and surgical care.
These recommendations have been eased, therefore we no longer require masks in the office. You may notice that our staff continue to use masks due to our unavoidable close contact with patients.
Please note that any patient with the following (unless known to be caused by a chronic condition such as allergies, asthma, COPD, etc.) will be asked to reschedule:
- Fever of 100.4 or higher
- Shortness of breath
- Contact in the past 14 days with a person having the above symptoms
- Visitation in the past 14 days to a nursing home or prison
Until further notice, as per the guidance of the governor’s executive orders, please observe the following:
- Patients must not speak during the slit-lamp exam.
- Please maintain social distancing in the waiting room.
Rest assured that all equipment is disinfected between patients, as usual, and we also disinfect all seats and other contact surfaces after usage. All slit-lamp exam microscopes are equipped with face shields.
Your health and safety are always our top priority. Please note that we may need to create new protocols in the future.
Sincerely, Drs. Hite, Solomon, Lee, and Cortese
Last updated January 9, 2023