Issue 53

COVID-19 Special Edition

Sharing facts, dispelling myths, surrounding COVID-19 and contact lens wear. 2020, the year of vision has thrown a curve ball. In these unprecedented times we are all doing our best to navigate through the coronavirus global pandemic. This special edition of contact lens update has been produced to address the concerns and confusion that has arisen over the use of contact lenses during this period. Our editorial addresses these issues, sharing evidence-based advice from three global contact lens experts. Hand washing is a focus for both reducing spread of the virus, and for contact lens wearers in general. Best practice techniques are outlined in the feature article that reviews Desmond Fonn’s paper on the impact of hand washing on safe contact lens wear. The impact of a simple intervention to help avoid water when using contact lenses is shared in the conference highlight, and patient handouts are freely available in the clinical insight section. We trust this information is measured and helpful in helping you to advise and reassure your contact lens wearers over the coming months.