As optometrists reopen their practices, sterilization is on everyone’s minds. Doctors and staff need effective protocols for routine cleaning throughout the day and patients need reassurance the practice is safe to visit. A new product called eMist, from Eye Designs, aims to help. It uses an electrostatic misting system that allows disinfectant to be sprayed throughout the optical, waiting, reception, pretest rooms, exam lanes, on frames and entire practice. The dispenser delivers positively charged fine droplets of cleaning agent that attract to negatively/neutrally charged surfaces, fully encapsulating the area and objects spayed, the company says. This process is more thorough than simple wiping of surfaces, according to Eye Designs.

The company says the hypochlorous acid in the sanitizer is eco-friendly, unlike other products that include harsh fumes and toxic chemicals. The product is sourced from a company called Clean Republic, whose sanitizers have been used widely in healthcare environments, a company press release explains.

eMist is the centerpiece of a new division for Eye Designs called In Office Sterilization. Its mission, the company says, is to deliver the best solutions and products so that you can open your business with confidence, each and every day. The effort is focused on three key areas, the company says: (1) prevention of infection, (2) elimination of germs and viruses and (3) providing confidence to doctors and patients alike that they are in a sterile environment for peace of mind. 

Various packages are available and orders are being taken on a first come, first served basis, Eye Designs says. All packages come with signage that will allow you to visibly promote your practice as a safe, disinfected environment with wall plaques, window clings, social distance floor graphics and signage blocks. In addition, the In Office Sterilization division of Eye Designs will offer germ shields, waiting chair dividers, antimicrobial seating, frame trays and tray storage devices.

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