WE'RE OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
(Updated: April 29, 2020)
While COVID-19 is a novel virus, we anticipate that this outbreak will continue for a while, and do not want our patients to neglect their eye care needs during this critical time. We have decided to reopen our office as of May 4th by appointment only. Our office is prudent and has adopted specific measures to protect our patients and staff from potential exposure to COVID-19 during this time of uncertainty. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has set guidelines to prevent the spread of infection, which our staff is rigorously following. We will employ a strict office policy that mandates that our office staff and patients not enter if they are feeling unwell or have a fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath, or have been exposed to a known case of COVID-19 or travelled outside of the country within the last 14 days. In response to COVID-19 social distancing precautions, we kindly ask our patients to limit family and friend accompaniment to appointments. Unless under the age of 18 or in need of medical assistance, we will only allow those with appointments to enter our office. Our staff may ask you to wait outside rather than in the waiting area in order to protect yourself and others from any circulating germs. We will be requiring all patients with appointments to come wearing a mask. Furthermore, we are trying to schedule our appointments in such a way that our waiting room remains as empty as possible.In an effort to limit staff-patient and patient-patient contact, we are no longer accommodating walk-in services. Appointments that need to be scheduled include:
Until further notice, we will not be offering contact lens trainings. Should you have any questions or have any doubts, feel free to call.As COVID-19 has become an evolving and uncertain public health issue affecting people globally and close to home, our office wants to emphasize that our patients' health, safety and well-being are of the utmost importance. We are closely monitoring the quick-moving news regarding COVID-19 and will adapt our office practices accordingly.
Dr. Hirano and Staff