What Contact Lens Wearers Should Know
With COVID-19 still at the forefront of daily health concerns, it is easy to feel overwhelmed or confused about what is safe and what is not. When it comes to eye health, The Vision Council 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 below.
CDC Guidance on Contact Lens Use
The CDC has offered the following guidance on safe use of contacts during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Currently there is no evidence to suggest contact lens wearers are more at risk for acquiring COVID-19 than eyeglass wearers.
- Contact lens wearers should continue to practice safe contact lens wear and care hygiene habits to help prevent against transmission of any contact lens-related infections, such as always washing hands with soap and water before handling lenses.
- People who are healthy can continue to wear and care for their contact lenses as prescribed by their eye care professional.
CORE Contacts Practices Video
The Centre for Ocular Research and Education created this brief video to help educate patients as well.