A COVID-19 UPDATE FOR OUR PRACTICE

Telehealth consultations

Due to COVID-19, our clinic is open 9am-1pm Monday- Friday. We now offer telehealth consultations to help ensure the safety of our patients. Below you will find video links to help get you set up.

iPhone or iPad

The video link below is for patients that will be joining their audio and video visit from a compatible iPhone or iPad:

Android

The video link below is for patients that will be joining their audio or video visit from a compatible Android device:

Laptop or Desktop

The video link below is for patients that will be joining their audio or video visit from a compatible desktop or laptop computer with a webcam and microphone. You will also need to use either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as your browser for this option:

A Message from Dr. Rhodes and Dr. Dang Concerning COVID-19:

At Lake Travis Eye and Laser Center, we are committed to the health and wellbeing of our patients and staff. We are closely following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control, the Texas Department of State Health Services, the World Health Organization, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology with regard to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Our office will remain open so that our patients can have continued access to the important services they require. We will continue to ensure a safe, superior experience for all our patients and employees.

We would like to share with you what we do at Lake Travis eye and Laser Center to ensure your safety.

What we always do:

  • Minimizing our patient volume to allow for social distancing in the waiting room and also recommending all drivers to wait in the vehicle during the patient’s appointment.
  • Daily cleaning and sterilization of our patient spaces with CDC-approved isopropanol and ammonium chloride.
  • Single use items like gloves, gauze, cotton balls and q-tips are disposed of after each patient in properly designated bins.
  • Disinfect all exam tools and equipment in a multi-step process including anti-microbial washing, if indicated, use ultrasonic sterilization and autoclave sterilization using extreme heat and pressure to sterilize instruments.
  • Change exam chair paper and wipe down patient and visitor chairs between each patient using CDC-approved disinfectants.
  • Require each employee to cleanse their hands appropriately before and after each patient visit.

Additional measures we’re taking:

  • Requiring all staff to wear covered mask.
  • Ensuring that all staff who experience symptoms have easy and rapid access to COVID-19 testing and the resources to self-quarantine if necessary.
  • Encouraging our patients to stay home if they feel sick. (We are happy to reschedule appointments and to discuss treatment options if you are currently undergoing therapies.)
  • Wiping down common areas, including waiting room door handles, chairs and items with CDC-approved disinfectant multiple times a day.
  • Providing 60% or higher alcohol-based hand sanitizer in common areas for staff and patients use

Here are some helpful tips from the American Academy of Ophthalmology on how to stay healthy and protect your eyes while staying home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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