Notice to Patients:
Notice to Patients (Updated July 20, 2020):
For the safety of other patients, our staff, and our community, we ask that anyone entering our clinic read and abide by the following:
Before entering the building, you will need to ensure that you pass the screening criteria. Anyone who has travelled outside the country in the past 14 days, has been in contact with anyone with confirmed/suspected COVID-19 within the past 14 days, or has potential symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, or flu-like symptoms) will not be permitted into the building. Once inside the building, there will be signage to help direct the flow of traffic and maintain proper social distancing.
At our clinic, mask wear by patients is recommended (but not mandatory). However, if you have traveled outside of Canada or to areas in Canada (including areas in Saskatchewan) with active COVID-19 cases, we ask that you please wear a mask while in the building. If you do not have a mask or cloth face covering, we do have a small amount available for patient use. If you are unable to wear a mask due to medical reasons, please contact the office so that appropriate arrangements can be made; your vision and eye health are also a priority. Our staff have been provided with approved masks and safety glasses and/or face shields to wear when needed, and we have installed plexiglass partitions for an extra barrier between patients and staff.
One of the most effective ways of ensuring that we can maintain social distancing is to limit the number of people in the office at any given time. Some appointments (such as those for eye infections) may be done remotely. We ask that anyone coming in to the office for frame adjustments /repairs or to look at glasses call ahead to arrange an appointment in our dispensary. All of our paperwork (insurance forms, patient information forms, and contact lens order forms) will be available on our website and can be submitted electronically.
We appreciate your cooperation and understanding. Information on COVID-19 and the policies that result seem to be ever-changing, and this can be a very frustrating thing. Our main priority is the safety and well-being of our patients, staff, and community. We also want to see things “return to normal” as soon as possible.