COVID-19 Update #5
The art of the virtual lecture
Coach and consultant Ian Davies delivered the first in IACLE’s new series of global lectures. In ‘The art of the virtual lecture’, Ian described how educators could adapt their teaching to a post-COVID world and said the future of the contact lens industry was in their hands. The lectures are live every Tuesday in May and are also available to members online.
Academy COVID-19 Video Series
The American Academy of Optometry has launched free video lectures on Coronavirus disease, starting with ‘SARS COV2: COVID-19 – A Clinical Review’ by President Dr Barbara Caffery and Past President Dr Joseph Shovlin.
Flashcards for practitioners and patients
The European industry organization EUROMCONTACT has two flashcards – ‘Contact lens practice and COVID-19: 4 actions for you to minimise transmission’ and ‘4 key points for your patients’ – available in 10 languages.
Risk of ocular trauma during lockdown
A new study highlights the increased risk of eye injuries at home and delayed presentation during lockdown. Writing in Contact Lens & Anterior Eye, Hamroush et al report that gardening and home improvements were the principal factors.
College of Optometrists’ guidance on adapting practice
In the UK, professional body The College of Optometrists provides a range of resources on COVI-19, including guidance on procedures to follow in eye care practice to minimize social contact during the pandemic.