COVID-19 Update

Clinic/Surgery Update Update from Dr. Kerry Solomon regarding COVID-19

In accordance with local and state authority, we have responsibly re-opened our practice for all appointments – including cataract and LASIK consultations and procedure dates. Our patient care specialists and surgery coordinators are working hard to reach out to all cancelled patients to coordinate rescheduling. If you were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we invite you to reach out to us as well.

Call Team Solomon at (843) 881-3937 or click here and fill out our contact form to request an appointment.

We’re closely following the latest updates from the CDC and the South Carolina Department of Health, and in particular, guidelines from the American Academy of Ophthalmology – as it specifically relates to the concerns most relevant for our patients and care teams.

To ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff, we have implemented the following protocols:

  • We have instituted an additional level of screening for your protection. We will have trained team members perform universal travel history and symptom screening for all team members, patients and their family members.
  • All staff, patients and guests are required to wear a personal mask or facial covering.  If you do not have a mask, upon arrival please call 843-882-6860 and  we will bring a mask out to you.
  • Hand sanitizer is available at all entrances and throughout the office.
  • We preform non-contact temperature checks upon arrival on all staff, patients and guests.  Anyone with a temperature of 100.00 or higher will be rescheduled.
  • We encourage you to bring your paper work completed to your appointment, but if you cannot, paperwork and a pen will be provided for you to fill out upon arrival.
  • Our reception area has been rearranged to allow for the practice of social distancing. There may be times where patients are asked to wait in their car to abide by those guidelines.
  • We ask any family members/care givers accompanying a patient to kindly wait in the car. If you’d like to be invited in for the doctor/patient session, we ask for you to provide us a cell phone number at arrival and you will be contacted at that time to enter. Guests are limited to one family member or friend per patient.
  • All testing and exam rooms will be extensively wiped down between each patient.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to our office should you have any questions or concerns.  All of our lives have been turned upside down by this pandemic.  We have worked hard to formulate a plan to provide you a level of comfort knowing that our highest priority is to keep you, guests and staff safe while in our office.

COVID-19 in Ophthalmology

recent article published by the American Academy of Ophthalmology noted that several reports suggest that COVID-19 can cause conjunctivitis (commonly known as “pink eye”). Although not as common of a symptom as fever, cough and difficulty breathing, this is something our scheduling team will take into consideration.

More about COVID-19 from the CDC

The virus is thought to spread mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It also may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

Here are a few tips to protect yourself from this respiratory illness:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.

As we all band together to work through this unprecedented global health crisis, we thank you for your patience and apologize in advance for any inconvenience it may cause.  We will continue to update this page as new information emerges, but for additional information, please call us at (843) 881-3937.

Sources: www.cdc.govwww.aao.org 

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Mt Pleasant

1101 Clarity Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
TEL: (843) 881-3937
FAX: 843-375-1487
Mon - Thurs: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Fri: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

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West Ashley

2060 Charlie Hall Blvd #201
Charleston, SC 29414
TEL: (843) 881-3937
FAX: 843-375-1487
Mon - Thurs: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Fri: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

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Our renowned ophthalmologist serves Charleston, and the entire state of South Carolina. Dr. Kerry Solomon's ophthalmology practice is located in Mt. Pleasant, with an additional location in West Ashley. Our practice specializes in refractive lens exchange, PRK, LASIK, laser cataract surgery with multifocal IOLs and toric lenses, and other eye surgery procedures. Dr. Solomon's patients come to Charleston from areas such as Myrtle Beach, Columbia, Beaufort, Hilton Head, Goose Creek, Johns Island, and Kiawah Island, SC; Asheville, NC; and Savannah, GA.

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