Contact Lenses and Coronavirus

  • There is currently no evidence to suggest an increased risk of contracting COVID-19 through contact lens wear
  • There is currently no scientific evidence that wearing standard prescription spectacles provided protection against COVID-19
  • Optimal contact lens behaviors include:
    • Thoroughly washing hands with soap and water and drying with paper towels before application and removal
    • Daily contact lens cleaning and correct case care for reusable contact lenses according to appropriate guidelines
    • Contact lens exposure to water must be avoided
    • Eliminate sleeping in their contact lenses
    • Patients should avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
    • Avoid contact lens wear if unwell