COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Update #4

The impact of COVID-19 on contact lens education

IACLE is to survey its members on the current effects of the pandemic on contact lens education worldwide, and how educators and institutions plan to adapt in future.

See our May Global Member Newsletter for details

Five facts you need to know

The Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) is making its infographic, ‘Coronavirus and contact lenses: five facts you need to know’, available in 20 languages.

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Considerations for a return to patient care

The American Academy of Optometry has a checklist ‘Considerations for a return to patient care’, based on evidence in the literature and guidelines from government agencies. 

Find the checklist

Guidance on post-COVID-19 optometry practice

The American Optometric Association has issued guidance for post-COVID-19 practice, including a step-by-step Optometry Practice Reactivation Preparedness Guide.   

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Highlighting the need for credible information

Correspondence in press in Contact Lens & Anterior Eye highlights the importance of credible information about contact lens wear during the pandemic.

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Could telehealth be used in contact lens practice?  

Also in Contact Lens & Anterior Eye, Nagra et al examine the potential for telehealth to help practitioners adapt their contact lens services during the pandemic.

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IACLE’s Tuesday live lectures around the world

A new series of global weekly lectures on hot topics in contact lenses – including ‘Contact lens practice in the COVID-19 scenario’ – will run every Tuesday in May.

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IACLE Position Statement in Chinese

Our Position Statement on the COVID-19 pandemic and contact lens use is now available in Chinese (simplified) as well as English and Spanish.

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Specialty Contact Lens Summit moves online

The Summit 2020 – the specialty contact lens event due to take place in Rome, Italy from 4-6 September – will be replaced with a series of free online meetings starting on 9 May.

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