May 08, 2020
King of Prussia, PA – As more businesses start to reopen amid the coronavirus outbreak, elective procedures such as LASIK eye surgery are back on the books.
Kremer Eye Center, with 8 offices throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, is navigating some changes as it prepares to serve more individuals. For the last few weeks, only emergency patients and necessary post-surgical follow-up appointments were being seen in the office. Dr. Michael Aronsky says these new changes are being made with the safety and wellbeing of staff and patients in mind.
As of 5/18/20, all of Kremer’s offices are back to normal schedules seeing regular patient appointments as well as performing both medical and refractive surgeries.
The Kremer team has been seeing both medical and refractive patients via telemedicine over the last few weeks. Telemedicine has allowed our doctors to determine which patients may be a good candidate for vision correction surgery as well as allowing our doctors to triage medical patients. The eye center says although they are opening back up to the public, telemedicine will be staying. This will allow the office to have fewer people sitting in a waiting room.
Before patients arrive to the office, we are asking they pre-register to save time. This will include a pre-screen questionnaire. When patients arrive at the office, they will be greeted by a staff member outside for curbside check-in to eliminate overcrowding in the waiting areas. At this point, the patient will receive a temperature check. Every person in the office (doctors, staff and patients) are required to wear a face mask while inside the building. There are hand sanitizer stations at each entrance as well as in exam rooms. There are protective shields on slit lamps as well as other testing devices for extra protection.
Many of the most important aspects of an eye exam can only be done in person. It’s why these safety measures are being taken so seriously during the pandemic.
To schedule an appointment, call the office at: (800)-694-3937 or schedule online.
For local updates and information on how you can protect yourself, please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s web page dedicated to the Coronavirus here: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx
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