COVID-19 Safety Practices
Diego LASIK Institute's COVID-19 Safety Practices
Staying Glasses and COVID-19
Dear San Diego LASIK Institute Patient Family,
We are all very excited to see our patient
family and friends again. We look forward to meeting new patients on the exciting journey towards laser
vision correction. The situation is dynamic and evolving and we want to play our part in limiting the
spread of COVID-19 and protecting the health of our communities. We have always put patient safety above
Here are some of the protocols that we have
implemented to improve the safety of the procedure for you and will
Clean, clean, and
clean again is our the San Diego LASIK Institute's motto. We have always cleaned our office before
and after patient interactions but will continue to clean even more. We will continue to
follow recommended sanitation protocols as we always have.
- We have always trained our team to wash hands frequently and will continue to do so. We have
placed hand sanitizers throughout our office so that patients can join us. We have also placed
medical grade wipes as well throughout the office.
We are asking
patients to stay home if they have had a fever, cough, shortness of breath, or exposure to
We also have a sign
on our door asking patients to not come in and reschedule if they have symptoms.
Staff members will
be monitored and asked to go home if sick.
Our staff has been
instructed to wear masks and gloves.
Face coverings are
mandatory for all visitors. If
you do not have one, please ask us and we can provide you one.
I have customarily
greeted patients with a warm handshake welcoming patients to our office. Unfortunately, we have
adapted a no hand shake or physical greeting policy. All physical contact is strictly for
examination purposes and will be minimalized
We have recommended
that patients limit their party to one guest or have their driver drop off for office
Please see below for
our Detailed plan
The San Diego
LASIK Institute's Detailed COVID-19 Protocol
Signage at each public
entrance of the facility to inform all employees and customers that they should:
Avoid entering the
facility if they have a cough, fever, or contact with a person with COVID-19.
Maintain a minimum
six-foot distance from one another outside of medical examinations.
Do not shake hands or
engage in any unnecessary physical contact.
B. Measures To Protect Employee Health:
All employees must
have temperature taken upon reporting to work; if 100 degrees or more, should not be allowed in the
workplace. Employees will log all daily temperatures.
Employees must be
screened for symptoms (cough, shortness of breath or trouble breathing; or at least two of the
following: fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss
of taste or smell.
All employees have been told not to come to work if
All employees must wear facial coverings in the
workplace, if within six feet of others
All employees must wear gloves and wash hands
All desks or individual work stations are separated
by at least six feet
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) has been provided
at a level appropriate to employee job duties
C. Measures To Protect Customer
All patients will be
screened with the following questions before their appointment and on arrival:
All patrons/visitors must
wear facial covering.
All exam rooms will be
wiped after each visit.
Waiting room will be
disinfected every hour.
Sneeze guards will be
installed where feasible and helpful:
Hand sanitizer will be
made available throughout the office.
Doors will be left open
Using telemedicine and
phone visits when feasible.
D. Social Distancing Measures to Keep People
Six Feet Apart
Patients are asked to not
bring guests except for surgery day.
Surgery day guests are
limited to one person.
Appointment system is
utilized to maximize social distancing.
Patients will be asked to
be escorted to secondary waiting rooms, consultation rooms, exam rooms, or additional areas to be spread
Floor decals will be used
to help maintain a 6 foot apart distance.
LASIK can be an incredibly positive and
life-changing process and we look forward to being a part of this process with you. Safety is our top
priority and we will constantly improve upon our procedures. I look forward to seeing you
Tony Pham M.D.