Vantage EyeCare has been diligently monitoring CDC and local health department guidelines related to COVID-19. We have heightened patient screenings and cleaning procedures, while reducing non-urgent care as appropriate.
At this time, most of our locations remain open and available for eye emergencies and patients with medical conditions requiring continued follow-up care. Virtual visits and telephone consultations are now available with many of our doctors.
General Policies and Procedures
If you have a scheduled appointment, please adhere to the following guidelines:
- Patients will be screened for flu-like symptoms upon arrival. Any patient exhibiting symptoms will be required to reschedule. Please give our staff your utmost patience and understanding.
- Limit the number of people attending your appointment. Some Divisions of Vantage EyeCare are limiting waiting room space to patients only, except in the case of pediatric appointments.
- Ensure that all people attending your appointment have been free of flu-like symptoms for at least 48 hours and have not had recent exposure.
- Maintain as much distance as possible between you and other people.
Symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure:
- Shortness of Breath
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
- Do not touch your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick (6 feet distance).
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask:
- CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
- Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.
- The CDC is recommending older adults (age 60 and over) stay home as much as possible, especially if they have underlying health conditions.
We will continue to monitor CDC and local health agency advisories to prevent the spread of COVID-19. To learn more, please visit the following health agency websites: