Temporary COVID-19 Closing
As part of the community-wide effort to slow the transmission of COVID-19 and conserve needed surgical supplies, Tennessee Valley Eye Center will stop performing elective surgeries effective Monday, March 23. We will be open and performing urgent procedures for those patients who need them. For those patients requiring urgent surgery during this time, we are taking the following precautions:
- We follow strict cleaning policies and have increased the frequency with which we complete antibacterial cleaning in our waiting areas.
- We conduct patient and visitor screening to ensure that those who have been exposed, are already ill, or are at high risk do not enter our building. Please expect to have your temperature taken when you enter our building.
- We continue to use standard precautions as we work with patients, to minimize the risk of transmission of any viral illness, including COVID-19.
Please help! If you or a family member have an appointment for surgery in the coming days, we ask that:
- You contact your surgeon’s office to determine whether or not your surgery is considered elective.
- If you have experienced coughing, sore throat, muscle pain, fever, or shortness of breath in the past two weeks, please call us and ask to speak with a preadmission nurse, who will evaluate your symptoms over the phone to help determine whether or not you should have surgery.
- If you are a caregiver, please bring only the patient to the appointment. We are trying to limit the number of people in our waiting room.
- Consider staying in the car during your family member’s surgery, particularly if you are in any way high-risk or immune-compromised.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Thank you for trusting Tennessee Valley Eye Center with your care. We want to continue to earn your trust by placing our priority on your health and well-being.