All Valley Eye Associates’ locations are open and ready to serve you. Please call ahead for an appointment. In addition, all Park Place Optical locations are open to take care of your glasses and contact lens needs. No appointment is necessary at Park Place Optical.
Below are a few frequently asked questions to help you prepare for your appointment:
What measures has Valley Eye Associates taken to protect patients and visitors?
Valley Eye Associates has been and always will be committed to providing the best care possible for our patients and visitors. To prevent asymptomatic spread, every patient and staff member in our offices is required to wear a mask at all times. Masks are provided by VEA. We have also increased our extensive sanitation procedures by cleaning each exam room after each visit.
We are also striving to reduce how much time patients must spend in our office by supplementing our in-office diagnostics and evaluation with information sharing via telehealth.
Are there any measures that I as the patient need to take before coming to my appointment?
We have taken many measures on your behalf, including rigorous screening to create the safest possible environment. We do ask that, if you are not feeling well or have been in close contact with someone who is sick, please call to reschedule your appointment. We will be here to care for you and your vision when you are feeling better.
Is it safe to have eye surgery during the pandemic?
Yes, we believe it is. There have been no known cases of COVID-19 (SARSCOV-2) transmission from eye surgery. All staff and patients will wear protective equipment including masks. Additionally, we have rigorous screening criteria to create the safest possible environment.
Can I get COVID-19 by having surgery?
The virus that causes COVID-19 is spread from person to person. While there have been no known cases of COVID-19 transmission from eye surgery, it is always important to practice pre-surgery precautions like social distancing and diligent hand washing leading up to and following your surgery.
How does VEA respect social distancing?
We are taking several measures to respect social distancing. We have greatly limited traffic in our lobby areas by spacing out chairs. We ask patients to come in for their appointments alone, keeping family and friends out of our buildings unless absolutely needed for mobility or cognitive reasons.
May I bring a driver with me to my appointment?
Many times you will be unable to drive following a procedure, so it is recommended that you arrange for a family member or friend to drive you. However, in accordance with our goal to limit the number of people in our office at one time, we ask that family and friends accompanying you wait in the car or return to pick you up. There are instances when we will allow one, but only when it is absolutely critical to have someone with you throughout the procedure. This is evaluated on a case-by-case basis.