Commonwealth Eye Care Associates COVID 19 Update

Commonwealth Eye Care Associates COVID-19 Update

As of 12:00 PM July 01, 2021

Here at Commonwealth Eye Care Associates, our philosophy is to care for you as we would care for our own family members.

In the ongoing situation of coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to reassure our patients that we are taking the necessary steps in accordance with CDC recommendations.


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COVID-19 Policies

We have implemented several new policies with your safety in mind. We appreciate your participation in helping us deliver the care you deserve at CECA.

The initiatives we have instituted are noted below for your reference.


All patients are required to wear a mask for the duration of your visit


Patient Screening

  • On-Site Screening: Patients should expect screening on presentation to the office, including measurement of their body temperature


Companions and Visitors

  • Participation: We encourage family members and caregivers to participate remotely, this can be done seamlessly by placing the patient’s cell phone on speaker during the exam to allow for open communication
  • Companions: Patients will NOT be allowed to have anyone accompany them to their visit, unless specifically approved limitations apply that require patient assistance
  • Special Accommodations: If you require a companion to accompany you onsite, this will require clinical approval and will be determined based on the physical needs of the patient


  • Restrictions regarding Children: Children under the age of 18, are not permitted on-site at CECA at this time



Facility Limitations

If any of the following apply, your appointment will be deferred and rescheduled for a later date:

  • Place of Residence: Nursing home residents and those with significant pulmonary compromise (unless fully vaccinated)
  • Travel: If you or a household member have Traveled Internationally by airplane in the last 14 days
  • Symptoms: Patients with elevated body temperature over CDC-recommended threshold, or history suspicious for exposure to novel coronavirus
  • Exposure:  If you or a household member have been recently exposed to COVID19
  • Children: No children are allowed in the office at this time


 Sight-threatening emergencies will be determined on an individual basis for care and ongoing treatment, if you feel that you are having a sight-threatening emergency, please go directly to the emergency room.


Facility Preparedness

We have continued to keep up with our high standards of care and to genuinely care for you and your well-being. We understand your concerns about the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID19). 

Fortunately, COVID-19 is susceptible to alcohol and bleach-based disinfectants that are commonly used to disinfect ophthalmic instruments and office furniture.

Knowing this, below are additional measures we are taking to ensure we reduce the spread of any cold, flu, or virus:


  • Staff Screening: All staff are screened for symptoms and confirmation of body temperature upon initial arrival to our office(s)
  • Personal Protective Equipment: All Staff will wear proper PPE, including masks and other barriers as required. Patients will wear masks for the duration of their visit with CECA
  • Sanitize: Sanitize surfaces in our exam rooms between each patient interaction, sanitizing hands after each patient and sanitize all common touch areas throughout our office regularly
  • Education: Proper handwashing technique and avoid not touch their face and avoid touching eyes, mouth, and nose
  • Interactions: Avoid handshaking, close interactions or detailed discussions, when unavoidable, wear a mask



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Symptoms Check List

If you currently feel sick or have a fever, please reschedule your appointment and contact your primary care physician.

Symptoms range from mild to severe but typically appear between 2 to 14 days after exposure these include:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Headache
  • Muscle/Body Aches
  • Sore Throat
  • Congestion/Runny Nose
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Diarrhea


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

What is it?

According to the CDC, coronavirus is Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person.



  • Wear a Mask: Most cases involve spread through air droplets, this is why it is imperative to use a mask or face covering in all public settings and personal interactions
  • Avoid Close Contact: Maintain Physical Distancing of 6 feet or more to reduce your direct exposure to others
  • Sanitize: Wash and sanitize hands often
  • Monitor your Health: Be alert for possible symptoms, monitor your temperature


Rest assured that we are carefully monitoring the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH).


Please utilize these website links from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for education and awareness regarding COVID19:

 VDH covid information

CDC covid symptoms check

CDC If you are sick with covid

CDC covid spread

CDC covid prevention


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