With the health and safety of you, your patients and your staff in mind, ophthalmic practices are advised to take extra precautions to prevent the spread of pathogens by using protective coverings on equipment when at all possible and to thoroughly disinfect instruments and exam lanes after each patient encounter.
To help facilitate a hygienic environment, single-use protective coverings are suggested for components of diagnostic devices, such as OCT and fundus imaging devices, that come into contact with patients and staff. Using single-use protective coverings may help put your patient at ease and demonstrates your commitment to their health and well-being.
Suggested coverings include polyethylene bags (1-2 mil thick) and low-tack adhesive polyethylene films for:
- Forehead rests
- Chin rests
- Handle grips
- Keyboard and mouse
- Patient response buttons