- Contact lenses will not give you COVID 19. Contact lens wearers should always practice excellent hygiene when wearing lenses. It has been noted that contact lens wearers touch their faces and eyes when inserting and removing lenses. What you need to know is that, touching your face can spread germs.
- Exercise proper hand washing. Wash your hands carefully and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, followed by hand drying with unused paper towels. This should occur before every contact lens insertion and removal. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. People should avoid touching their face, including their eyes, nose and mouth, with unwashed hands.
- Disinfect contact lenses. Contact lens wearers should either dispose of their daily disposable lenses every evening, or regularly disinfect your monthly and bi weekly lenses according to instructions from the manufacturer.
- Regular Eyeglasses / Spectacles Do Not Provide Protection
No scientific evidence supports rumors that everyday glasses offer protection against COVID-19.
- If you have a contact lens prescription that is nearing expiration or has expired, contact your optician or doctor of optometry. Health professionals are working with patients to ensure they have access to needed medical devices.
- If you are sick, temporarily stop wearing your contacts and use your glasses instead
Once you return to full health and have spoken with your eye doctor, you can start again. Make sure to use new contact lenses and a new lens case.
If you have questions, you can talk to our team for recommendations. To book an appointment for an eye exam to see an optometrist, call us at 905-832-6262.
Our Maple optometrist Location:
Eyes on Eyes Optical
9929 Keele St, Unit 110, Maple, ON L6A 1Y5, Tel: 905-832-6262
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