Click here to read about our current COVID-19 procedures & other FAQs

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COVID-19 FAQs

Cleaning and sterilizing (We are BIG on CLEAN!)

  • Alcohol based hand disinfectant will be provided upon entering the office via our touchless dispenser.
  • Frames will be double sanitized prior to being displayed in our eyeglass showroom. Once with a CDC approved disinfectant then placed in our Ultraviolet (UV-C) light cabinet for ultimate sanitation.
  • We have installed a new state of the art Air Purifier in our office’s ductwork, killing airborne pathogens in our office in addition to reducing allergens.
  • Our front door is polished brass. Brass, an alloy of copper, is naturally anti-microbial.
  • 5 hand washing stations throughout the office.
  • All digital equipment will be wiped with a disinfectant then placed in our UV-C cabinet (Tablets, phones will be sanitized immediately after each use).
  • We will happily disinfect your cellphone during your exam using our UV-C light. “Sanitize while we check your eyes” Dr.Aluwiesi’s favorite quote.

Health screening

  • We are fully digital. All pre exam paperwork will be emailed to you prior to your exam.
  • We will ask you and all staff health screening questions.
  • We will take a non-contact temperature of EVERYONE as they enter our office.

Social distancing

  • Appointment times will be 1 hour apart. Exceptions can be made for families.
  • ALL entry into our office will be by appointment (this includes shopping for glasses, glasses adjustments, drop-offs and pick-ups).
References:
  • Cassandra D. Salgado, Kent A. Sepkowitz, Joseph F. John, J. Robert Cantey, Hubert H. Attaway, Katherine D. Freeman, Peter A. Sharpe, Harold T. Michels, Michael G. Schmidt (2013); “Copper Surfaces Reduce the Rate of Healthcare-Acquired Infections in the Intensive Care Unit”; Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, May 2013
  • Rutala, WA, Gergen, MF, Weber, DJ. Room decontamination with UV radiation. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2010;31:1025–1029
  • Hagbom, M., Nordgren, J., Nybom, R. et al. Ionizing air affects influenza virus infectivity and prevents airborne-transmission. Sci Rep 5, 11431 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/srep11431