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Is it safe to wear contact lenses during COVID-19 pandemic?

The short answer is yes!


  • Contact Lens Wear is Safe

  • Proper Hand Washing is Essential: Wash your hands for 20 seconds prior to insertion or removal of your contact lenses

  • Disinfect Contact Lenses: Disinfect your contact lenses every night if you are wearing monthly or biweekly lenses. Daily contact lenses do not need to be disinfected since they are not reused. 

  • Disinfect Glasses: Since COVID-19 can remain on hard surfaces for hours to days it is important to clean your glasses. Especially people who wear reading glasses or sunglasses that do not stay on your face all day. Putting your glasses on and off of your face throughout the day can transfer the virus.

  • Discontinue Lens Wear Only if Sick: This is true for all illnesses.

  • Spectacles are Not Proven to Offer Protection against COVID-19.


Source and original article:

https://www.clspectrum.com/newsletters/contact-lenses-today/march-12%2c-2020?eid=324733445&bid=2619480

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