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Dr Rhonda K Van Dran O.D., P.C. ReOpening & Offering Appointments!

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety and well-being of our patients, staff and doctors is our first priority. Our team will continue to go above and beyond the expectations for optometry practices so that everyone who enters our practice will feel safe. We are sure that you are well aware of the concerns about COVID-19, and we would like you to know the steps we are taking. These measures include, but are not limited to:

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An Expectations Checklist—For All of Us

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Precautions You should Be Taking

  • ALL patient encounters will be by appointment. Walk-ins will not be allowed.
  • Your temperature will be taken before entering the building.
  • All patients must complete a COVID-19 questionnaire upon arrival at the practice.
  • We ask that you arrive at your appointment alone unless you are a minor and require adult supervision then we will allow one caregiver inside with the child.
  • Patients may be asked to wait in their car for their appointment, depending on how many people are in the practice at any given time
  • We ask that upon entering our clinic, that you immediately wash your hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer.
  • Anyone who enters the building will be required to wear a face mask. If a patient does not have a mask, we will provide one at the front door.
  • We may ask you to leave the office if you show flu-like signs, cold/fever, or coughing.
  • Staff will not shake hands with any of our patients. Please don’t take it personally. 🙂
  • We will be practicing safe distancing within the clinic and we ask that you do your best to keep a minimum of 6 feet between you and other patients.
  • Coming out to your car to dispense glasses and contact lenses (curbside pickup).
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Steps Our Practice is Taking

  • Appointment times will be spaced further apart to ensure social distancing.
  • Plexiglass shield has been installed at the front check-in desk.
  • Staff and doctor will be wearing masks.
  • Spread-out patient chairs in the optical and reception area – at least 6 feet apart.
  • Every chair will be disinfected between each use.
  • We will disinfect frames after a patient has contact with them.
  • Regularly cleaning and disinfecting railings, door handles, counters, reception room areas, and all spaces where public interaction occurs.
  • Limiting the number of patients in the office or any area at one time.
  • The exam room and pretesting instruments will be disinfected after every patient.
  • All reading material has been removed from the waiting area.
  • Pens will be sanitized after each use by a patient.
  • No signatures on credit card receipts – touchless transactions when possible.
  • Deep cleaning at the end of each day.
  • Discussions with doctors and staff will be kept to a minimum.
  • Follow up phone calls or telehealth video conferencing will be used as often as possible.
  • Patients will be encouraged to wash hands before leaving.
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COVID-19 Update:

We are beyond ready to get back to work and see everyone that we’ve missed so much! We are phasing in routine eye care now.

From May 11 to May 15th we will continue to see emergency and urgent care patient’s only and we will begin scheduling routine eye examinations for glasses and contact lenses and general eye health evaluations.

Our doors will be locked to control the number of patients in the building. For pickups and deliveries please honk twice at the backdoor and someone will be right with you. Patient’s arriving for medical visits, please park and call the office at 575-388-2020.

The safety of our patients, staff, and community is our #1 priority. Please bring a mask or face covering and your own pen for paperwork. Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time.

For more information regarding our protocols please click here