What Contact Lens Wearers and ODs Should Know
As the severity of COVID-19 continues to develop around the world, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and unsure of what to do. When it comes to eye health, Think About Your Eyes wants to keep you up-to-date on the most accurate and helpful information. Contact lens wearers in particular may be wondering if they should be handling their day-to-day health differently, in terms of preventative measures and daily usage of lenses. We have included a few useful resources with expert advice below.
Three of the world’s most published researchers in eye health recently released tips for eye care professionals and consumers who wear contact lenses. From tips on contact lens wear safety and correct handwashing techniques to best-practices when feeling unwell, the experts provide concrete tips and actionable advice for both eyecare professionals and contact lens wearers.
The researchers include Lyndon Jones, director of the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) at the University of Waterloo (Canada); Philip Morgan, director of Eurolens Research at The University of Manchester (United Kingdom); and Jason Nichols, Associate Vice President Research and Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry (United States) and editor in chief of Contact Lens Spectrum.
Optometry Times summarized the expert advice in a helpful graphic below: