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RACI Announcement on COVID-19

May 1, 2020

Dear RACI Patient,

We sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are healthy during these stressful times. Governor DeWine and Dr. Amy Acton have announced that Ohio will re-open in phases effective May 4th. Health care facilities and elective procedures will be permitted to resume in accordance with safe social distancing guidelines in phase one. We know that many of you have elected to stay home out of safety concerns, but we encourage you now to reschedule any missed appointments.

With safety as a continued top priority for our patients and staff, social distancing and cleaning protocols that we adopted to prevent the spread of viruses are now routine procedures in all of our offices. In accordance with CDC and AAO guidelines, we have implemented these steps: 

  • COVID-19 screening prior to appointments
  • Temperature monitoring for our employees
  • Installation of face shields for our slit lamps
  • Thorough decontamination of commonly touched surfaces
  • Pre and post cleaning of exam rooms
  • RACI staff to wearing masks
  • We made changes to our waiting rooms to allow for social distancing and removed magazines and other tangibles
  • We have also changed appointment scheduling methods in order to increase efficiency, move patients through our clinics faster, and reduce overall wait times.

While RACI is taking these precautions, we need YOUR help to ensure the safest environment possible by following these guidelines:

  • Wear a face covering of some type – mask, bandana, scarf, or anything that covers your nose and mouth, to help protect our doctors, staff and other patients.
  • Attend your appointment alone, unless medically necessary. Have accompanying family members wait outside or in their vehicles – we’ll be happy to call them upon completion of your appointment.

We appreciate your cooperation and hope that you have extra confidence in RACI and the safety measures we have taken. We look forward to seeing you back in the office!


Retina Associates of Cleveland

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    Our doctors are NE Ohio’s experts in the medical and surgical treatment of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Detachment, Flashes and Floaters, and other diseases of the macula, retina and vitreous.  They strive each and every day to improve the quality of life for their patients.

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    As one of the largest retina practices in the U.S., we serve all of Northeast Ohio with 14 convenient neighborhood offices and 14 retinal specialists.

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  • Our Services

    At Retina Associates of Cleveland, our philosophy for more than 45 years has been that the patient comes first, and every patient is treated like family.  We provide exceptional, patient-centered retinal care and go above and beyond to treat each patient with kindness and compassion.

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