17 June 2020

Safe Contact Lens Wear in the Time of Covid-19

Here are some facts you need to know about contact lens wear during the Covid-19 Pandemic:
  1. You can keep wearing your contact lenses. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), "There is no evidence to suggest contact lens wearers are more at risk for acquiring Covid-19 than eyeglass wearers. Contact lens wearers should continue to practice safe contact lens wear and care hygiene habits."
  2. Good hygiene habits are critical. Thorough hand washing and drying are essential, as well as properly wearing and caring for contact lenses, ensuring good contact lens case hygiene, and regularly cleaning eyeglasses with soap and water. These habits can help you stay healthy and out of your doctor's office or hospital.
  3. Keep unwashed hands aways from your face. Whether you wear contact lenses, glasses or require no vision correction at all, avoid touching your nose, mouth and eyes with unwashed hands, consistent with CDC recommendations.
  4. Use a hydrogen peroxide based contact lens solution, such as AOSept Plus with Hydraglyde to deeply clean lenses, carry away deposit and debris and lift away proteins.
  5. If you are sick, temporarily stop wearing your contact lenses. Temporarily revert to wearing eyeglasses. You can resume use with fresh, new contact lenses and lens cases once you return to full health.

Keeping my contact lens supply fresh at home. I am currently using Air Optix plus Hydraglyde and various contact lens solutions including a hydrogen peroxide based contact lens solution, AOSept Plus with Hydraglyde. I also use Systane Ultra to relieve my eyes from getting dry.

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For updates on contact lenses, contact lens solutions and eye care solutions, find Fresh Look (@FreshlookPH) and Air Optix (@AirOptixPH) on Instagram. Keep healthy and stay safe everyone.


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