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COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS

An Expectations Checklist – For All of Us

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  • ALL patient encounters will be by appointment only. Walk-ins will be asked to leave and call from the car for further direction.
  • Your temperature will be taken upon entry and you will be asked COVID-19 appropriate screening questions before entering the office.
  • You will be given hand sanitizer to use.
  • No additional guests are allowed to accompany patients unless medically necessary.
  • Patients may be asked to wait in their car for their appointment, depending on how many people are in the office at any given time.
  • Anyone who enters the building will be required to wear a face mask. If a patient does not have a mask, we will provide one at the front door.
  • Staff will not shake hands with any of our patients. Please don’t take it personally. 🙂
  • We will be practicing safe distancing within the office and we ask that you do your best to keep a minimum of 6 feet between you and other patients.
  • Please stay behind the plexiglass “people shields” when speaking to the front desk.

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  • Appointment times are spaced further apart to ensure social distancing and the stay mandated occupancy rules.
  • Hand sanitation stations are available at the entrance and throughout the office. Waiting room chairs are spread out.
  • All reading material has been removed from the waiting area.
  • Plexiglass “people shields” have been installed at the front check-in and check-out desks.
  • All of our staff and doctors will be wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • All staff and doctors must have temperature checked and answer COVID-19 screening questions prior to reporting to work.
  • All staff is required to use proper hand hygiene in front of patients prior to beginning examination.
  • All staff is required to wipe down instruments and machines in front of patients prior to and after testing.
  • Large lucite shields are installed on every slit lamp (the examining microscope).
  • Each chair, exam room and equipment is disinfected before and after each use.
  • We are regularly cleaning and disinfecting railings, door handles, counters, reception room areas, and all spaces where public interaction occurs.
  • We will be aware of common “touch points” within the office such as keyboards, phones, credit card machines, etc. and will be disinfecting these as often as possible.
  • Pens will be sanitized after each use.
  • Deep cleaning is performed at the end of each day.
  • Follow up phone calls and telehealth video conferencing will be used as often as possible.
  • We will contact patients prior to your appointment to update demographic information.
  • Surgical counselors will call patients scheduled for cataract evaluations prior to their appointments to review some surgical options.
  • Surgical coordinators will contact patients after their appointment to schedule surgery to limit face to face interaction as much as possible.

Eye Care of Delaware in Newark, DE

To Schedule an appointment for LASIK treatment call us at 302-454-8800

Welcome to clear vision at Eye Care of Delaware, LLC and the Cataract and Laser Center, LLC, Delaware’s first independent surgical facility exclusively dedicated to eye care. Jeffrey Boyd, M.D., and Paul Mitchell, O.D., along with the rest of the knowledgeable and courteous staff, are dedicated to delivering the highest level of medical care that exceeds the expectations of our patients through cataract treatments and cataract surgery.

Cataract Treatments

Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 55. In the United States, 75 percent of all people over the age of 60 show signs of cataracts as a normal consequence of aging. Other factors can also contribute to cataract development. These include genetics, excessive UV exposure, diabetes, tobacco use, some medications (such as steroids), and other eye diseases. Cataracts are treated by surgery when a change of glasses no longer help.

Vision Correction

Refractive surgery, the name for all vision correction surgeries, includes a variety of procedures. These options include LASIK, CustomVue™ LASIK, PRK, and implant procedures such as Visian® ICL (implantable contact lens), Refractive Lens Exchange and KAMRA. Each patient will meet with a refractive technician to customize your visual plan.

Refractive Surgery

Refractive surgery is the term used to describe surgical procedures that correct common vision problems (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia) to reduce your dependence on prescription eyeglasses and/or contact lenses.

LASIK / CustomVue

LASIK is corrective surgery to a very delicate part of the eye. Millions of people have had LASIK surgery to correct their vision and experienced great success. In LASIK treatments, an eye surgeon makes an incision (with either a laser or a blade) into the cornea to create a flap of tissue in order to carefully reshape the layers of the cornea to repair imperfections in curvature that lead to distorted vision. If you have questions about LASIK, give us a call.

The CustomVue procedure uses WaveScan-based technology to measure not only nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, but also higher order distortions in the vision. CustomVue procedure involves the same process as LASIK, but treats your vision more “custom” like a fingerprint.

PRK treats refractive errors on the surface of the cornea.

To Schedule an appointment for LASIK treatment call us at 302-454-8800.

Reading Vision

The KAMRA inlay helps restore near vision and reduce the constant frustrations of reading glasses and blurry reading vision. By providing a natural range of vision you can see — from near to far. KAMRA also offers long-term performance to help you continue to enjoy clear vision over time, providing a natural range of vision.

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a disease of the eye that affects the optic nerve and is a common cause of blindness. Elevated eye pressure can block fluids from circulating normally through the eye causing nerve damage. There are two types of glaucoma: open-angle and closed-angle. Vision that is lost from glaucoma cannot be restored, but early detection and treatment can help save your sight.

Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration is a chronic eye disease that may affect one or both eyes and causes central vision loss. It is the leading cause of blindness after age 50. While side vision remains clear, the central, sharp vision is affected by either dry or wet macular degeneration.

Retinal Treatments

The retina is the light sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye and is essential for creating the image that is transferred to the brain. Light rays are focused onto the retina through our cornea, pupil, and lens. The retina converts the light rays into impulses that travel through the optic nerve to our brain, where they are interpreted as the images we see. If the retina begins to pull or tear away from its support tissue, it can allow fluids to seep underneath the retina, leading to detachment. The retina does not work when it is detached. A retinal detachment is a very serious problem that can cause blindness unless it is treated.

Eye Lid Surgery

Blepharoplasty is eyelid surgery that can remove excess skin and fatty tissue to repair a drooping eyelid. Eyelids can interfere with your peripheral vision if they begin to droop. Eyelid surgery addresses these conditions and can be used to eliminate puffy bags below the eye as well. Surgery can help the eyelid return to its natural position and relieve these symptoms.

Contact Us

To schedule your appointment with Eye Care of Delaware, call 302-454-8800 today. We’re happy to meet your eye care needs!

Eye Care of Delaware
4102 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Suite 1
Newark, DE 19713


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