Patient and Support Persons Restrictions

With increasing concerns about Coronavirus (COVID-19), Eye Surgical Associates is immediately implementing the following protocol. Do not come to your appointment or our clinic if you have a fever or answer yes to the follow questions. Please call in and reschedule your appointment.  

Eye Surgical Associates is limiting the number of people who enter our building.  If the patient needs assistance at their appointment, only one person is allowed to accompany them.  All other family/friends will be asked to wait outside.

All patients and visitors to Eye Surgical Associates will be screened for risk of COVID-19 upon arrival. Screening consists of a temperature check and the questions below:  

  1. Do you have any signs or symptoms of a respiratory illness such as cough, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath?     
    1. Have you recently traveled in the last 14 days:
      1. Internationally to countries in Level 3 Travel Health Notice as defined by the CDC? https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/after-travel-precautions.html
      1. On any cruise ship?
      1. To areas with widespread community transmissions as defined by CDC or Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD). https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
    1. Have you come into close contact with anyone who has laboratory confirmed COVID 19 within the last 14 days?                                    
      1. Close Contact =Being within approximately 6 feet or within the same room for a prolonged period of time.

Patients: If you do not pass the screening requirements, you may be asked to reschedule.

Visitors: if you do not pass the screening requirements, you will be asked to leave the clinic and wait outside.

The following visitation restrictions are currently in place to decrease possible exposure to (COVID-19)

  • Necessary support persons are limited to one individual per patient.
  • No support person under the age of 18.
  • Pediatric patients are restricted to the parents or legal guardian only.

Do not come to the clinic if:

  • You are have a cough or other respiratory symptoms, shortness of breath or fever or flu-like symptoms.
  • You have come into contact with a person who has had the COVID-19 infection within the past 14 days or have  traveled in areas where there is known community spread of COVID-19

Please follow these important recommendations for preventing the spread of infection:

  • Proper hand hygiene.  Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your face, especially your mouth, nose, and eyes.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.