Contact lens wear safe during Covid-19

April 20, 2020

A new peer-reviewed paper from five ocular scientists (those experts include Lyndon Jones and Karen Walsh from the University of Waterloo in Canada, Mark Willcox from the School of Optometry and Vision Science, UNSW, Sydney, and Jason Nichols from the University of Alabama, U.S., and Philip Morgan from the University of Manchester, UK) has been broken down by CORE (https://core.uwaterloo.ca/covid-19/), into a series of evidence-based materials to help contact lens, spectacle wearers eye care professionals understand key facts.

 

CORE's easy-to-understand but effective graphic can be found below:

 

 

Optician Online (opticianonline.net/news/contact-lenses-safe-to-wear-during-pandemic) also shared the thoughts of Dr. Lyndon Jones, who said:

 

"Unfortunately, we have seen a number of erroneous reports regarding contact lenses and spectacles in recent days. Our goal is to make sure that science-backed truths are understood and shared, helping eye care practitioners provide accurate, timely counsel to patients."

 

Learn more at covideyefacts.org

 

Visit CORE on Facebook: facebook.com/COREeyenews

Visit CORE on Twitter: twitter.com/COREeyenews

Visit CORE on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/COREeyenews

 

Visit Optician Online: opticianonline.net/news/contact-lenses-safe-to-wear-during-pandemic

 

...and if you're interested, the link for the original .PDF of this graphic can be found here: core-uwaterloo.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2020/04/Contact-Lens-Wear-and-Coronavirus-CORE.pdf  

 

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