4/29/20 COVID-19 Situation Update

At the Princeton Eye Group, our patients’ health is our top priority. As we believe that maintaining ocular health is essential to ones’ well-being, we have taken several measures to keep you, our staff and our doctors safe.

  • All routine appointments are being rescheduled for a later date. Our staff will be in contact with you about the status of your upcoming appointment. We hope to begin seeing patients for routine eye exams soon.
  • Many of our Ophthalmologists and Optometrists are now offering a wide-range of Telehealth consultation options to help our patients be seen under appropriate circumstances. Please call our office to ask about scheduling a Telehealth appointment.
  • Currently, we are seeing patients in the office only for medically-necessary follow-up appointments and emergencies, including emergency contact lens patients.
  • Prior to any scheduled office appointment, all patients will receive a phone call. You will be asked a series of questions related to your health, to ensure that it is safe for you to attend your appointment.
  • All patients and employees will be screened prior to entering our office with health related questions and a non-contact temperature check.
  • All patients and employees are required to wear a mask at all times while in our offices.
  • In accordance with our Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Plan, we have taken several steps to practice safe social distancing in our offices. These include limiting the number of patients allowed in the waiting room, spacing out available seating, and rigorous cleaning. You may be asked to wait in your vehicle after checking in, and will be called when our team is ready to start your appointment.
  • Only patients are allowed inside the office. If you require an essential companion for mobility or communication purposes, please limit this to only one person.
  • We continue to practice rigorous environmental hygiene: disinfecting exam rooms and equipment between every patient, and other areas in our office on a frequent schedule. We have reduced our patient schedules in order to practice social distancing, and to ensure that our office hygiene is maintained at the highest level.

For patients in need of eye surgery (cataract, glaucoma, cornea, LASIK, and Oculoplastics):

Your continued patience is much appreciated. Currently we are not performing any elective eye surgery, as per current New Jersey state regulations. We are closely monitoring developments on a weekly basis, and have a robust safety protocol in place at our surgical centers. We will be scheduling patients in the office for surgery consultations and pre-surgery exams in the near future, in order to resume surgical care as soon as it is safely possible. Our team is keeping a database of patients who are in need of surgery, and we will be in contact with you as developments unfold in the coming weeks.

Most of all, we want you – our patients – to stay healthy. If you have any questions, please call our office staff for further assistance.