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Impact of COVID-19 On Contact Lens Wear

The attached article is sourced from a recent Optometry magazine regarding the Impact of COVID-19 on Contact lens wearers.

Health advice about the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes the respiratory disease, COVID-19, is changing rapidly as scientists learn more about the characteristics of the virus. SARS-CoV-2 has been found in the tear and conjunctival secretions of one patient with COVID-19 pneumonia and concurrent conjunctivitis, but was absent in 29 other COVID-19 pneumonia patients without conjunctivitis.1 In a larger study of 1,099 COVID-19 patients, only nine (0.8%) had conjunctival congestion.2 These studies suggest SARS-CoV-2 can cause conjunctivitis, although cases are very rare.

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