Monmouth Retina is committed to keeping our patients and the public healthy during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Ophthalmology, we are instituting the following measures.
Is Monmouth Retina going to remain open thru the COVID pandemic?
We will continue to provide vision-saving treatment for our patients. But we will need to modify how patients move through our offices and change our schedule to minimize the risk of infecting our patients and staff.
At this time, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommend the delay of all non-essential medical procedures and visits. Our staff will work with you to reschedule these appointments for a later date.
If your condition requires a follow up, we will be in touch with rescheduling and will take active measures to address urgent visits and procedures now and throughout this crisis. Please note that while office hours may vary for emergent cases during this time, our staff will address any schedule changes with you prior to your emergent visit.
Thank you for your understanding, as these actions will preserve staff employment, personal protective equipment and patient care supplies.
Should I keep my appointment?
We will be calling you before your appointment, as well as inquiring at check-in, to ask if you have any risk factors that might put others at risk including travel history, fever, cough or shortness of breath. If you have these symptoms please call your doctor. Please do not reschedule your eye appointment until your doctor or the health authorities say it is safe to do so. If you have no symptoms but have a travel history or contact with someone who has either a fever or cough, or tested positive for the Coronavirus, we need you to reschedule to postpone your appointment for at least 14 days.
How will my office visit be different?
Depending on the volume of patients in the office at any one time, we may ask you to wait outside or in your car until we are ready to call you back.
We ask that only one person accompany each patient and will limit exam areas to patients only, with drivers either remaining in the main waiting room area, outside, or in their cars.
We will also clean the exam rooms between each patient encounter, including wiping all surfaces with approved disinfectants.
We are here to help!
If you have any questions regarding your appointment or care, please call us at the numbers listed below. Please be patient since we will be responding to many calls.
Little Silver – (732) 530-7730
Toms River – (732) 341-4566
Manalapan – (732) 431-5030
We understand how much you value your eye care and we are committed to continue to provide it. We know that many of our patients are at significant risk for losing vision if they don’t come in for their scheduled visits. Thank you for your understanding and keeping Monmouth Retina a safe space for everyone.