Here’s an important PSA about contact lens wear during the COVID-19 pandemic from your friendly ophthalmologist.
Ditching contact lenses in favor of glasses may reduce your risk of COVID-19 infection according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology @aaoeye . Why?
1️⃣ The coronavirus can spread through the mucous membranes of the just like the and
2️⃣ Avoiding contact lens wear reduces the risk of contamination and frequency of touching your eyes.
3️⃣ Wearing glasses also acts as an eye shield.
But what about those who must use contact lenses instead of glasses due to individual vision needs (e.g. for clearer vision, improved depth perception, less headaches, etc)? It’s simple:
✅ Wash your hands throughly with soap for 20 seconds before handling contacts.
✅ Use daily disposable contact lenses whenever possible or
✅ Always clean and disinfect your contact lenses throughly.
Overall, avoiding contact lens wear can reduce your risk of not only catching COVID-19 and COVID19-related conjunctivitis or “pink eye,” but also your risk of getting more serious sight-threatening infections from bacteria, fungus, and parasites during a time when most eye clinics are closed.
About Clearly Eyecare, LLC
We are the leading vision center in Round Rock. We provide exceptional eye care, including comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings, and advanced treatment for many common optical conditions.
Our Round Rock eye doctor, Dr. Tina offers the following vision care services:
- Eye Exams
- Pediatric Eye Exams
- Contact Lens Fittings
- Glaucoma Screenings
- Allergy and Dry Eye Treatments
- LASIK Consultations
- Cataract Evaluations
- Prescription Safety Glasses
At Clearly Eyecare, LLC, we strive to provide our patients with the most up-to-date, technologically advanced, and comprehensive vision care. Our focus is to deliver quality and personalized services to patients that will enhance both their eye health and overall lifestyle.
The dedication we have to our patients is demonstrated by our thoughtful and friendly attitude, our commitment to thorough, unhurried exams, consultations, and procedures.
You can feel comfortable that you and your family will receive the highest quality eye care available and have it provided by people who want you to look your best and enjoy the process of the exam, selection, and fitting of your custom eyewear.
Simply put, our patients come first. Here at Clearly Eyecare, LLC your vision really is our passion.