Coronavirus Update

Date: March 23, 2020

The health and safety of our patients and staff are our number one priority here at Alabama Ophthalmology Associates. In light of the unprecedented impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our community, we are taking steps to ensure that our patients are receiving the care they need in the safest possible manner. These steps include:

Rescheduling appointments.If you have a scheduled appointment for a routine eye exam or nonurgent ophthalmic problem we ask you to reschedule that appointment for a future date.

You will have to reschedule any appointment if any of the following pertains to you:

  • You have a fever or respiratory symptoms such as a cough or shortness of breath.
  • You or a family member has traveled internationally in the past 14 days. (This includes cruise ship travels to any destination.)
  • You or a family member has traveled domestically to Washington, California, or New York in the past 14 days.

Limiting person-to-person contact. Only one person can accompany you to your scheduled appointment. No children under the age of 14 are allowed with you unless they are the patient. We ask you to maintain the recommended 6-foot distance between yourself and others while in our waiting area. Alternatively, if you prefer to check in at our front desk and then wait in your vehicle, we will call or text you when we can take you straight back to an exam room.

Thoroughly disinfecting equipment, surfaces, and people. Each exam room is disinfected between every patient. Every member of our staff adheres to the personal sanitation standards as outlined by the CDC. And our staff regularly disinfects common areas throughout the day.

As always, if you have an ocular emergency that requires immediate attention, the Callahan Eye Hospital is located at 1720 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL, 35233; and their phone number is 205-325-8100.