COVID Patient Update
Retina Consultants of Texas is dedicated to doing our part to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the communities we serve. Despite the March 2, 2021 Executive order (GA-34) that lifted the mask mandate in the state of Texas, we at RCTX are committed to adhering to the same guidelines that we have been following since March 2020.
All of the physicians and staff at Retina Consultants of Texas are committed to caring for your safety, while also maintaining and preserving your vision.
We adhere to strict screening measures and safety precautions at all of our clinics in order to protect the health and safety of our patients, staff and community so we can continue to help prevent vision loss and blindness.
Your safety is our main goal and we will continue to work hard to keep you as safe as possible, by adhering to the following guidelines:
- Everyone is required to wear a disposable surgical mask; if you do not have one, we will provide one for you.
- We conduct patient screenings based on CDC guidelines.
- We have provided hand sanitizer in common areas.
- We have spaced out chairs in our waiting areas to comply with social distancing.
We are limiting the amount of face-to-face interaction between our staff and our patients to limit exposure in an enclosed room. Please excuse us if you are feeling rushed during your appointment.
We invite you to watch our video about our COVID-19 protocols so you can get a better idea of what to expect at your appointment.
We ask our patients the following screening questions. If you can answer “yes” to any questions below, we kindly ask that you reschedule your appointment.
- In the last 14 days, have you had a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher?
- In the last 14 days, have you had any of the following symptoms:
- Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or small
- Congestion or runny nose
- Sore throat
- Nausea or vomiting
- In the last 14 days, have you had close contact with any person under investigation for COVID-19 or with a lab confirmed COVID-19 positive test?
Always remember, practicing good hygiene, such as washing your hands and not touching your face with unwashed hands, as well as social distancing (at least 6 feet apart from others) and wearing a mask, are all good steps to take to help stop the spread.
Sincerely and with gratitude,
RCTX Physicians and Staff