Pediatric Eye Care & Surgery
To keep everyone safe and healthy, all patients (2 years of age and older) and parents are required to wear masks at all times while in the office. PLEASE DO NOT WEAR A VALVE MASK. Valve masks allow exhaled air to escape and will put my staff at risk of exposure if you are an asymptomatic carrier of the Coronavirus. Masks will need to cover your mouth AND NOSE at all times while in the office.
Vision testing for children with glasses has been a challenge while wearing a mask because the lenses fog up. To minimize fogging, prior to your child's appointment, please place a drop of dishwashing liquid on each lens, wipe with a lint-free cloth, let dry, then buff with a lint-free cloth.
Parents/guardians may accompany their child for his/her appointment; however, we ask that other family members stay at home. Everyone will be screened upon arrival with a non-contact thermometer. All surfaces and equipment will be disinfected in between patients.
Since the closure of the practice on March 20, 2020 due to the pandemic, we have a significant back-log of new and established patients to schedule/reschedule. Since the office reopened on June 1st, we are working on calling to schedule/reschedule everyone, starting with patients who had appointments on March 20th.
Please be aware that there have been some changes to the practice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Dr. Whang is no longer administering dilating eye drops in the office in order to minimize contact and to maintain everyone's health and safety. If dilation is needed, Dr. Whang will provide a prescription for the dilating eye drop for parents to take to their pharmacy, and a separate visit will be scheduled for the dilated eye exam. The eye drops will need to be administered 1 hour prior to the dilated eye exam and repeated 30 minutes prior to the dilated eye exam.
- The practice now has only 1 staff member. Our referral coordinator is no longer with the practice; thus, we no longer have the resources to request authorizations for our existing HMO patients who have scheduled appointments or need to schedule appointments. If you have HMO insurance, please ask your child's pediatrician to fax authorization for CPT codes 92014, 99214, and 92015 to (714) 633-9196. If your child has strabismus (an eye misalignment), please also request CPT code 92060.
- To maintain social distancing, we have had to reduce the number of scheduled appointments. We ask that everyone please provide us with some grace while we work to get everyone's appointments scheduled.
Thank you very much for your patience and understanding.