CONTACT LENS WEAR INFORMATION
In regards to contact lens wear, there is currently no evidence that contact lens wear poses a particular risk of infection with coronavirus (COVID-19). Till date, there is no clinical evidence that suggests contact lens wearers are more susceptible to coronavirus infection than eyeglass wearers or people who require no vision correction at all. Continue to follow the wear and care recommendations from your eye care professional while wearing contact lenses.
Thorough handwashing and proper contact lens hygiene is and always has been the BEST defense to prevent the transmission of any infectious organisms when wearing contact lenses. As a matter of fact, the World Health Organization states that one of the best ways to protect against COVID-19 is to clean your hands often and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. In addition, as has always been the guidance, people should not wear contact lenses if they feel ill with cold or flu-like symptoms. 38,39
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