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Is It Safe To Wear Contacts During the COVID Pandemic?


New research from five of the world’s top ocular scientists brings good news for contact lens wearers during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Lyndon Jones, director of the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) at the University of Waterloo, helped The Daily Buzz separate the myths from the facts regarding contact lens wear and coronavirus.

Dr. Lyndon Jones is the lead author of the recent peer-reviewed research published in Contact Lens & Anterior Eye. Findings indicate that contact lenses remain a perfectly acceptable form of vision correction during this global pandemic, as long as wearers follow appropriate wear-and-care directions and maintain good hand washing habits. Dr. Jones shared five critical facts to know about contact lens wear during the COVID-19 pandemic:

1. People Can Keep Wearing Contact Lenses.

2. Good Hygiene Habits are Critical.

3. Regular Eyeglasses / Spectacles Do Not Provide Protection.

4. Keep Unwashed Hands Away from the Face.

5. If You Are Sick, Temporarily Stop Wearing Contact Lenses.

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