COVID-19 Update Issue #2
CDC guidance for contact lens wearers
Should contact lens wearers should take special precautions to prevent COVID-19? And is contact lens disinfecting solution effective against COVID-19? The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued new guidance to answer these questions.
The COVID-19 pandemic: important considerations for contact lens practitioners
A paper in press in Contact Lens & Anterior Eye by FIACLE Professor Lyndon Jones and co-authors reviews current understanding of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the evidence surrounding COVID-19 disease, contact lenses and spectacles, and the impact on clinical care.
COVID-19 and contact lenses: the facts you need to know
The Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) outlines ‘5 facts glasses and contact lens wearers need to know – based on the Contact Lens & Anterior Eye paper – and provides a useful graphic, plus other resources.
COVID-19 & contact lenses: behind the science
Contact Lens Spectrum features an interview by Professor Jason Nichols with authors of the Contact Lens & Anterior Eye paper, including IACLE Vice President Professor Philip Morgan discussing how contact lens practice – and lens wear – is changing during the pandemic.
IACLE Web Lectures on COVID-19 in Latin America
More than 1,100 educators watched recent online lectures delivered by the IACLE LA office. Topics included ‘How effective are contact lens solutions in the COVID-19 scenario? (2 April) and ‘Biosecurity strategies in contact lens practice against COVID-19 (13 April).
Global Meetings & Events
The European Academy of Optometry and Optics (EAOO) Annual Conference, due to take place in Helsinki, Finland (15-17 May) is the latest event to be postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. The new dates are 23-25 April 2021.