COVID-19 Update

Updated 7/14/2021

To keep our patients and staff safe, we are following these procedures:

  • Clinic visits - Patients will be asked to enter our clinics and surgery center with no more than one other guest. A parent/guardian will be required for patients under age 18. 
  • Masking - All patients and guests, including those who have been fully vaccinated, will be required to wear a mask or cloth face covering (not provided by Eye Surgeons of Indiana) before entering our facilities, unless physically unable to do so. 
  • Telehealth – As appropriate, we offer virtual visits to patients to connect with our Optometrists to receive care and avoid the need for an in-office visit. Please download the EyecareLive app and register to get started. Contact us at (317) 841-2020 to learn more about telehealth visit options.
  • Environment – Surfaces and equipment are disinfected between patients and our waiting rooms have been arranged to accommodate appropriate social distancing standards. 

COVID-19 in Ophthalmology

A recent article published by the American Academy of Ophthalmology noted that several reports suggest that COVID-19 can cause conjunctivitis (commonly known as “pink eye”). Although not as common of a symptom as fever, cough and difficulty breathing, this is something our scheduling team will take into consideration. 

Keeping Our Community Safe

The virus is thought to spread mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It may also be possible for a person to get COVID-19 by touching a contaminated surface or object and then touching their mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes.

Here are a few tips to protect yourself from this respiratory illness:

  • Avoid close contact with people. Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet whenever possible.
  • Avoid touching your mouth, nose, and eyes with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.

Please contact us at (317) 841-2020 if you have questions or concerns.

References

CDC – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Indiana State Department of Health – https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/

American Academy of Ophthalmology (for patients) https://www.aao.org/eye-health/coronavirus

American Academy of Ophthalmology (for providers) https://www.aao.org/headline/alert-important-coronavirus-context