We would like to inform our patients that with regard to the deteriorating pandemic situation, we perform an Ag test for COVID-19 before every single eye examination directly at our clinic. The tests are covered by the public health insurance system and are therefore free of charge for patients insured within the public health insurance system in the Czech Republic. Testing is performed with a nasopharyngeal swab and its result is known within a few minutes. For pediatric patients and patients who, due to serious health reasons, cannot undergo nasopharyngeal swabs, we have prepared Ag tests from saliva.
Testing at our clinic can alternatively be replaced by submitting a confirmation of a negative test from another testing facility. Such confirmation must be printed (SMS is not enough) and must not be older than 24 hours. A patient who refuses to undergo testing and does not even submit a confirmation of a negative test from another facility will not be examined and will be sent to the hospital for examination in case of imminent danger of delay.