COVID-19

FAQ’s  

How is your office keeping patients safe? 

We are following the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), AAO (American Academy of Ophthalmology), and other regulatory agencies’ guidelines daily for the safest patient protocols.  We have adjusted many things in the office to help provide the cleanest and safest environment for patients and staff.  Some of those include: 

  • Increased our frequency of medical-grade cleansing of our office furniture and equipment.
  • Offering telemedicine appointments for most patients who can’t make it to the office.
  • Removed all literature in the office to reduce the spread of any bacteria or virus.

Is it safe to have eye surgery during this pandemic? 

Yes, every eye procedure has risks with or without a pandemic.  These risks are typically very mild.  We have taken the recommendations from the state, local, and government agencies along with medical societies, and our own doctors that is it safe to continue our various eye care procedures.  Eye surgery should not make you more susceptible to acquiring COVID-19.  Of course, we would continue to recommend that our patients follow the CDC guidelines for protecting themselves against COVID-19 after any eye surgery. 

What is COVID-19? 

COVID-19 is a type of coronavirus that is highly contagious and can cause a range of symptoms from no symptoms (asymptomatic), very mild symptoms, to very severe respiratory issues which can lead to hospitalization or even death.  Studies show that severe cases are more common in the elderly, people with compromised immune systems, hypertension, respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes mellitus.  

How does COVID-19 affect my eyes?  

Your eyes are mucous membranes, just like your mouth or your nose.  This means that it is possible to receive and transmit various bacteria and viruses through your eyes.  Some studies have shown that patients with COVID-19 may present with conjunctivitis either as an early sign of infection or during hospitalization in severe cases.  The CDC recommends increasing the frequency of handwashing and avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth to help prevent the spread of diseases like COVID-19. 

How do you get COVID-19? 

COVID-19, like many other viruses, can be transmitted through airborne droplets when we sneeze or cough.  It can also live for several hours on inanimate objects such as plastic, doorknobs, and your cell phone.   

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Our locations

1209 York Road,
Lutherville, MD, 21093
410-821-9490
Hours
Monday: 8:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am-4:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-1:30pm

301 Saint Paul Place
Professional Office Building
Suites 514 & 902
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-727-8380
Hours
Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm

Ridge Road Professional Center
7106 Ridge Road
Rosedale, MD 21237
(410) 866-2022
Hours
Monday-Wednesday: 8:00am-4:30pm
Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am-4:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-1:30pm

3401 Box Hill Corporate Center Drive
Suite 202
Abingdon, MD 21009
410-569-0707
Hours
Mon: 8am-4pm
Tue: 8am-5pm
Wed: 8am-6:30pm
Thu: 8am-4pm
Fri: 8am-4pm
Sat: 9am-1:30pm (2nd & 4th Saturdays)

111 Mt Carmel Rd #600
Parkton, MD 21120
410-329-6700
Hours
Hours:
Mon: 9am-6pm
Tues-Thurs: 9am-5pm
Fri: 9am-4:30pm
Sat: 8am-1pm (Open 2 Saturdays a month.)

310 Main Street
Reisterstown, MD 21136
410-833-5515
Hours
Mon 8:00am - 4:00pm
Tues 8:00am - 4:00pm
Weds (CLOSED)
Thurs 8:00am - 4:00pm
Fri 8:00am - 4:00pm
Sat (every other week): 8:00am - 1:00pm

21 Crossroads Drive
Suite 425
Owings Mills, MD 21117
443-738-4270
Hours
Tues & Thur: 8 am-5 pm
Fri: 7:30 am-4 pm
(closed the 3rd Friday of the month)

901 Dulaney Valley Road
Suite 200
Towson, MD 21204
410-583-1000
Hours
Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm