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.
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.
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.
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.
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.