Janak Poudel1* and Premnath Krishnasamy2
1Vittala International Institute of Ophthalmology, India
2Assistant Professor, Vittala International Institute of Ophthalmology, India
*Corresponding Author: Janak Poudel, Vittala International Institute of Ophthalmology, India.
Received: November 18, 2020; Published: November 30, 2020
A novel corona virus (CoV), the severe Acute Respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), results in the coronavirus disorder 2019 (COVID-19). The SARS-CoV-2 has been detected in the tears and conjunctival secretions in COVID-19 patients with conjunctivitis. Till date there is no proof that contact lens wearers are more likely to contract COVID-19 than spectacle wearers. The virus is known to be transferred through hand contact, and thus could be transferred to contact lenses throughout their application and removal. Five essential areas of action applicable in CL exercise to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 are: Patient management, personal protective equipment, disinfection of CL equipment and CL trail set, hand hygiene, CL practitioner and staff monitoring. Although the pandemic is increasing day by day, as optometrists should provide the care as well as services to the needy people following the recommended guidelines.
Keywords: COVID-19; Corona Viruses; Contact Lens (CL); Optometrist; Hand Hygiene; Disinfection; Respiratory; Practitioner
Citation: Janak Poudel and Premnath Krishnasamy. “Practice of Contact Lens During COVID-19". Acta Scientific Paediatrics 3.12 (2020): 11-14.
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