COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Update #7

Final call for survey responses on the impact of COVID-19

Thanks to all those who have already replied to IACLE’s survey on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global contact lens education. The end of the month is the deadline for responses.

Please complete the survey before 31 May

Students join IACLE global webinar on COVID-19

In a first for our global events, students worldwide took part in a live webinar on ‘Contact lens practice in the COVID-19 scenario’ via Facebook. IACLE President Dr Shehzad Naroo and Vice President Professor Philip Morgan presented the webinar.

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The role of the eye in transmitting human coronavirus

A review published by Sun et al in Frontiers in Public Health considers what we know and don’t know about the role of the eye in COVID-19 infection. The authors offer advice on infection control and personal protection in eye care practice.

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Latest issue of Contact Lens & Anterior Eye

The June issue of Contact Lens & Anterior Eye (43:3) includes a total of nine publications on COVID-19, contact lenses and the ocular surface. The editorial, articles and short communications are all open access.

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BCLA guidance on returning to practice

The British Contact Lens Association has issued recommendations on returning to practice after lockdown, to be used in conjunction with local country/regional regulatory advice and/or professional body guidance. 

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Patient safety advocates call for action on online sales

In the US, the Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety – partnered by the American Optometric Association – calls on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to enforce patient health safeguards related to contact lens sales amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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