As we are all practicing social distancing, more and more families are spending time at home. As a result, there is an increase in the amount of screen time we are exposing ourselves to. This prolonged use of electronic devices such as computers, tablets, or smart phones could be harmful to your eyes. Therefore, we are highlighting a few key points to avoid harming your eyes during quarantine.
Given the worldwide spread of Covid-19 contact lens experts from around the world, have compiled an updated guide for contact lens users which demonstrates the safe use of contact lenses.
The main concern of our field, as healthcare professionals, was and is proper hygiene. We have all in the past overemphasized the important role of thorough hand washing when inserting and removing contact lenses. The recent events confirm our persistence on strict hygiene rules.
More specifically we have selected some of the key guidelines that experts have emphasized as safe use in the healthy part of the population as well as what applies to the ill.