We are committed to providing a safe environment for our patients, employees and providers. To minimize your time in the office, we are offering a two-step process for your LASIK consultation.
Step 1: A comprehensive screening includes sophisticated measurements of the eyes and your pupils are dilated. Dr. McCormick completes a thorough eye exam. It is important to stop wearing your contact lenses for two weeks prior to the comprehensive exam. The results of your exam are communicated via TeleHealth.
Step 2: A TeleHealth visit is completed over the phone or video chat. Dr. McCormick reviews the results of your comprehensive exam and creates a customized treatment plan based upon your unique needs.
Safety remains the utmost importance. You can expect to see the following systems in place:
- Prior to entering the office, your temperature is checked, and we ask a series of COVID related screening questions.
- We ask that anyone accompanying you to the office remains outside during your visit unless necessary.
- We ask you to wear a mask during your time at VLV. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided at check-in.
What other safety measures are in place?
- Clean Surfaces: Our team continually cleans high touch surfaces throughout the day. All equipment is carefully cleaned between each patient’s use.
- Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the office.
- Social Distancing: We are intentionally limiting the number of individuals in the office by limiting the number of patient visits scheduled each day.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What should I do if have cold or flu-like symptoms?
A: If you recently experienced cold or flu-like symptoms, such as fever, cough, respiratory illness, sore throat, loss of smell or taste, or difficulty breathing, please do not come to the office. Call, or email, so we can reschedule your appointment: email@example.com or (802) 864-2010.
Q: When can I have my LASIK procedure?
A: VLV is starting to offer procedures in June at a limited capacity. Our leadership team is carefully monitoring the situation and considering all recommendations from the CDC, government officials and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Q: What if I have an eye-related emergency?
A: Please call the office so we can make an appropriate plan for your care: (802) 864-2010.