What patients are we seeing?
As of September 2, 2021, Bond Eye Associates will continue to follow CDC Guidelines for Healthcare as well as State Mandated Requirements. This means that all of our existing protocols will remain in effect. Per the State of Illinois mandate, our staff is either vaccinated or tested weekly for COVID-19. Please wear a mask when entering our offices. You can read more below.
COVID-19 Exposure: If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or you are experiencing fever, fatigue, cough, or shortness of breath, please wait to visit our practice and follow the CDC recommendations at this link: What to do if you are sick- CDC Guidelines.
What can you expect when coming to our practice?
Masks: All patients and visitors are required to wear a mask throughout their appointment.
Screening: All patients and visitors will have their temperature taken upon entering the office with a touchless thermometer. Our temperature threshold is 100.
Due to safety guidelines, any patient who is unwilling to wear a mask or have their temperature taken will need to reschedule their appointment after the COVID-19 health crisis.
Waiting Room: Bond Eye Associates is currently asking you to call or text our office phone number 309-353-6660 ext 8 for Pekin and 309-692-2020 ext 9 for Peoria when you arrive in our parking lot. We will respond back to get you checked in and let you know when you may enter the building.
Updated visitor and companion policies: No visitors may accompany patients unless they are needed to assist the patient.
Social distancing: All staff, patients, and visitors will adhere to social distancing guidelines. Our waiting room follows social distancing guidelines with chairs six feet apart.
What extra steps are in place to keep all of us safe?
Your safety, along with the safety of all of our staff and doctors, is our #1 priority.
Infection prevention precautions: We are utilizing enhanced cleaning procedures and sanitizing all surfaces, instruments, equipment and exam rooms in between every patient.
- Infection control measures are readily available for our patients and their guests, such as, masks, alcohol-based hand sanitizers, tissues, hand soap, and waste receptacles.
- We have removed all shared items like magazines.
- Our staff has eliminated handshakes and other forms of non-essential physical contact.
- Face shields are in place at the slit lamp and the front desk but we request that no talking happens while your chin is in the slit lamp or near the doctor or technician.
- Bond Eye Associates has installed HEPA Air purifiers throughout their facilities.
Online Patient intake forms: All patients can fill out their intake paperwork online in advance of their appointment by providing us with an email address or cell phone number and we will send a secure link where you can fill out your information prior to your appointment. Our general patient intake documents in printable form are available here. If we need additional information upon arrival, know that clipboards are cleaned at check-in, and you will receive a pen that you may keep if additional information was not able to be collected prior to your appointment.
Optical Boutique: Patients must wear a mask while being fitted for glasses. Patients that need optical services that did not normally require an appointment will need to call ahead and schedule a time to come into the Optical Boutiques.