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  • Arushi Bhalla
  • Jul 01, 20

Wearing Contact Lenses During Covid-19

In these tough times, these couple of months have been extremely draining emotionally, mentally and financially. Stepping out of your house feels like a risk this situation sometimes makes you vulnerable. 

As there is still no definite cause of this pandemic, one is exposed to thousands of opinions and advice to make it harder to make the right decision. Please make sure to take care of your mental health in the process of absorbing all kinds of information. 

Being a contact lens brand, it is our responsibility to put out necessary and relevant information for your safety. So, let's begin with the basic and important question - is wearing contact lenses safe during the times of COVID-19. 

Contact lens wear is safe during the COVID-19 pandemic as long as proper handwashing and disinfecting procedures are followed, according to three experts quoted in a press release from the Centre for Ocular Research & Education. (Source - healio, primary care Optometry news)

Before inserting or even touching the contact lenses, make sure to wash your hands with soap and water following by drying your hands with a clean cloth or hand towel. 

The best contact lens decision would be to use daily disposable contact lenses as wearing a fresh lens on every use makes it more hygienic, easy to wear and no hassle of cleaning on every wear. 

Things to keep in mind while using Contact Lenses:  

  • Do not be scared of wearing contacts - As of now, there is no scientific evidence which says that contact lens wearers have higher chances of contracting COVID - 19 when compared with glass wearers. 

Contact Lenses are safe to wear

  • Maintain good hygiene - As we all know that washing hands before using contact lenses is important, the same needs to be followed during these times. Just be more careful to practice good hygiene. 

  • Not mandatory that glasses are safer - Glasses may reduce face touching or eye rubbing, but there is no evidence that they protect against COVID-19.

  • Temporarily Stop Wearing Contacts, if ill - Please make sure to discontinue contact lens wear if you become ill or suspect you have COVID-19.

Wearing contacts or glasses but remember to maintain good hygiene, wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds, do not forget to wear a mask and gloves to keep yourself and everybody around you safe and healthy. 

Stay Safe! 

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