COVID-19 and contact lenses

Is there a connection between wearing contact lenses and COVID-19?

We advocate and support the official recommendations from health authorities that prevent face and eye contact to prevent further coronavirus infections (COVID-19). There is currently no evidence of a connection between the spread of the coronavirus and the use of contact lenses, or that people have become infected with the coronavirus from wearing contact lenses. As usual, contact lens wearers should follow the instructions for wearing and caring for their contact lenses.

Are there any cases of COVID-19 disorders that have occurred in connection with wearing contact lenses?

There is currently no evidence of a connection between the spread of COVID-19 and the use of contact lenses, or that people are affected by COVID-19 by wearing contact lenses.

Is there a higher risk for contact lens wearers to become infected with coronavirus?

There is no evidence that wearing contact lenses is associated with a higher risk of infection than wearing glasses.

Is wearing glasses currently safer than using contact lenses?

According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is a risk of infection if a person touches a surface or object contaminated with the corona virus and then comes into contact with the mouth, nose or eyes with their hand. However, this is not the most common way of transmission. Now you can continue to wear your contact lenses safely and safely. However, take extra care to avoid possible contamination by following the care instructions. Above all, this includes washing your hands thoroughly and drying them before handling your contact lenses.

Is wearing contact lenses safe during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Yes, contact lenses can still be worn safely. At the same time, you can prevent possible contamination by following our contact lens care instructions. This includes thorough washing, cleaning and drying of the hands before inserting and removing the contact lenses.


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