COVID-19 Update #3
Key considerations for contact lens practitioners
Optician and Contact Lens Spectrum summarize the Contact Lens & Anterior Eye paper by Jones et al, ‘COVID-19 pandemic: Important considerations for contact lens practitioners’.
Special Edition of Contact Lens Update
The Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) has a COVI-19 Special Edition with an editorial, feature and clinical insights on contact lenses during the pandemic.
Patient handouts on COVID-19 and hygiene
CORE also has a range of handouts supporting good habits for contact lens wearers for practitioners to download, print and make use of in practice.
Survey of future use of PPE in optometric practice
Most eye care practitioners plan to continue using higher standards of personal protective equipment (PPE), according to a survey by Dr Heiko Pult.
Contact lens wearers reduce use during lockdown
More than seven in 10 contact lens wearers have reduced their use of contact lenses during lockdown, according to a UK survey by IACLE Vice President Professor Philip Morgan.
IACLE Web Lectures around the world
IACLE India and members in Germany are broadcasting live online lectures to support members in their online teaching. A new series of global weekly lectures will run in May.
IACLE Position Statement in Spanish
The IACLE LA office has translated our Position Statement on the COVID-19 pandemic and contact lens use for distribution in Spanish-speaking countries.