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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Safe Places, Trusted Care

Montgomery Eye has a long-standing commitment to the eye care health needs of our communities. Your safety is our highest priority. Montgomery Eye is committed to giving you a safe, reliable place to receive eye care.

Reopening Our Clinics and Services

Thanks to the efforts of Alabama residents to practice social distancing, effectively controlling the spread of the virus, we can begin offering broader services to meet the eye care needs to patients.

How We’re Keeping Patients Safe During the COVID-19 Recovery

Guided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local government, we have taken several steps in addition to our standard infection control measures to ensure our practice remains a safe place for you to receive care confidently.

In-Person Appointments and Procedures

For some of our patients, being seen in-person or scheduled for surgery. Our commitment to you is to provide the care you need, when you need it, as safely and conveniently as possible. Each patient’s circumstances will be evaluated by their doctor to determine how soon that patient should return for in-person care or a scheduled procedure, or if their care needs could be handled through TeleMedicine.

Restricting Guests

We are restricting guests to reduce the number of people in our practice to eliminate the risk of exposure between patients and staff. We are asking that patients do not bring guests or family members with you to our office. Please have them wait in the car. We understand this can be difficult and appreciate your understanding.

Masks and Hand Sanitizer

  • Masks for Staff: All staff wear masks. The type of mask staff members wear is determined by the type of care they provide best to ensure their safety and the safety of our patients.
  • Masks for Patients: All patients are asked to wear a mask or cloth face covering while in our office.
  • Hand Sanitizer: Hand sanitizer is available at numerous locations throughout the office. Everyone is asked to sanitize their hands when they enter the building. Also, each member of our health care staff sanitizes their hands before and after each patient encounter.

Cleaning and Reorganization

  • Common Areas: Areas such as waiting rooms, lobbies, and restrooms are cleaned often with special attention to frequently touched surfaces, including doorknobs, armrests, and handrails.
  • Exam Rooms: These are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between each patient.
  • Floor Markings and Furniture Rearrangement: We have made special arrangements to support social distancing. You may see markers on the floors to show where people should stand for check-in and check-out. We have rearranged furniture in our waiting area to create more space between patients, and are scheduling appointments to ensure that fewer people are in our office at any given time. We have also removed all magazines and books from the waiting area.

Give us a call at (334) 271-3804 and our staff will schedule you for an in-office or telemedicine visit.

Important Message to Eye Care Patients - Planning Ahead for your Appointment - Post COVID-19

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Our office is run by a smart, experienced team that strives to make your experience great even during these unfamiliar times. We are here and available with safety and precautions to detect problems earlier, manage conditions more effectively, and preserve your eye health.

These are the precautions we are taking for the health and safety of our patients, doctors, staff, and community.

  • Prior to scheduling ANY appointments, all calls will be screened for established risk factors of COVID-19.
  • We are asking that you do not bring guests or family members with you to our office. Please have them wait in the car.
  • All employees before their shift will have their temperature checked and recorded daily. Our staff will only be present if they and their households are healthy and symptom-free.
  • Social distancing is being practiced in our waiting room to ensure your safety.
  • We are asking that you please wear a face mask or a cloth face-covering in our office as a precaution and protection of your health. Any patient refusing to comply with the face-covering request will be rescheduled to another date and time.
  • We continue to sterilize, sanitize, and disinfect all touchpoints in our office throughout the day and all equipment, patient areas, after every use and between all patients.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are available at multiple locations throughout the office.
  • We recommend you to use our virtual check-in/out, if possible.

Using state-of-the-art technology, our doctors will map, measure, and monitor changes to your eye anatomy and health. Call us today for guidance in the following situations:

  • You have an eye disease (such as macular degeneration or diabetes-related retinopathy) and receive regular eye injections
  • You have any vision treatments
  • You suddenly lose or notice changes in your vision (such as blurred vision, wavy areas of vision, or blank spots in your field of vision)
  • You notice a lot of new floaters or flashes of light in your vision
  • You have eye pain, red or dry eye

We truly value you as a patient, and our team is available to discuss your eye health and fulfill our mission of protecting your sight and empowering lives – while keeping you, our staff, and our community safe.

Coronavirus: How We’re Taking Precautions

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

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The safety of our patients and staff is of the utmost importance to Montgomery Eye Physicians; therefore, in light of the issues surrounding COVID-19, commonly referred to as Coronavirus, we wanted to let our patients know about the precautionary steps we are taking. 

 

Our leadership team pro-actively developed a plan to deal with COVID-19; we believe preparing our staff and providing information to patients are positive steps to avoid spreading the virus.

 

  • Patients are being asked to reschedule their appointments if they have a respiratory infection, fever, or if they have traveled outside the US in the previous 30 days.

  • Team members who have respiratory issues or fever are instructed to stay at home.

  • We have removed magazines in all waiting rooms, for now, to avoid having items that are shared among patients.

  • For further protection, patients are being asked to wear a mask upon arrival to our offices if they are recovering from cold symptoms.  Any patient with fever is asked not to enter the office and to call prior to the visit.

 

While the overall risk of COVID-19 to the general public remains low, elderly people and individuals with chronic medical conditions may have increased risk for COVID-19. The best prevention measures for any respiratory virus are:

 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. 

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. 

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. 

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. 

 

We encourage you to take steps to protect you and your family; if you are concerned that you have been exposed to COVID-19 or if you have symptoms, please see your physician to be tested – and be sure to follow their guidelines to avoid spreading the virus. 


If you have any questions or concerns related to COVID-19 and an upcoming appointment at our office, please call us at
334-271-3804.

 

  • Please understand that Montgomery Eye Physicians is not a governing body, and we encourage our patients to use the following official resources to find current information on appropriate courses of action and to track new cases:

  • World Health Organization (WHO) Rights, Roles & Responsibilities of Health Workers

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Interim Guidance for COVID-19

  • OSHA Guidance on Workplace Preparation for COVID-19

  • COVID-19 Global Cases Live Map by the CSSE at Johns Hopkins University

  • Events Council Discussion of Insurance and Legal Considerations for Event Professionals

 

 

4 Reasons You Should Consider LASIK Surgery

Monday, June 12, 2017

Tags lasik montgomery, lasik surgery

Many people want to get LASIK surgery but have many fears and uncertainties about the procedure. They are nervous about the costs associated with the procedure and unsure of what the experience will be like overall.

We completely understand these concerns but believe you are overlooking the many benefits LASIK has to offer. LASIK has improved the lives of many people worldwide and helped them begin living fuller, more enjoyable lives.

At Montgomery Eye Physicians, we want everyone to have better vision and live their best life yet. Here are four reasons you should consider LASIK surgery:

1. Improve your self-confidence

Many people feel self-conscious wearing glasses and numerous patients have told us that they love the self-confidence they gained as a result of LASIK.

2. Reduce your risk for complications from contacts

Did you know that wearing contacts daily poses a big risk for infection? Every time you put your contacts in and take them out you have to touch your eyes. Not to mention, contact cases are a big source of bacteria. Plus many people sleep in their contacts and wear them much longer than they should, which increases your risk for problems.  

3. LASIK will save you money

Many people reject the idea of LASIK immediately due to the price tag but have you ever considered how much LASIK could save you in the long run? Glasses and contacts are not cheap whereas LASIK is a one-time fee that will save you thousands of dollars over the course of your life.

4. Experience more freedom

Imagine waking up in the morning and being able to see clearly without having to put your contacts in or find your glasses. Imagine being able to travel easily without having to remember to pack solution or eye drops for the plane ride. And imagine being able to swim underwater without worrying about losing a contact or not being able to see. The freedom you gain from LASIK is priceless.

We have seen many patients enjoy the clear vision they receive from LASIK surgery. To find out if you are a good candidate for LASIK, schedule an appointment with us today.

 

 

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