Tips on how to use glasses and contact lenses during pandemic.
In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve formed new habits of washing our hands and regularly disinfecting things around us. But this is a little tricky for some things. How do you clean and care for your glasses? Can you wear contact lenses? Here are our tips for handling your eyewear properly during the pandemic.
Adopt best practices for your glasses
Here’s how to properly disinfect your glasses:
How can you prevent your glasses from fogging up when you wear a mask?
Once you put your mask on, warm, moist air is directed upwards. When it comes into contact with cooler air, condensation forms and fogs up your glasses.
Fold a facial tissue like an accordion and slip it between your face and your mask on the bridge of your nose. It will absorb the moisture from your breath and reduce fogging.
Do you think wearing glasses instead of contact lenses is safer?
When your glasses are crooked or slip, you automatically adjust them with your fingers, which can be a potential source of contamination. The same is true for your mask, which is why you should wash your hands before and after touching it.
Wearing contact lenses during the pandemic
With more and more people wearing masks, this is the ideal time to switch to daily contact lenses, which have few contraindications.
However, contact lenses are contraindicated if you have COVID-19, are in contact with infected people, or have an eye infection.
To ensure you wear your lenses in the best possible conditions, it’s more important than ever to follow your eye care professional’s instructions. Here are our recommendations for the safe use of your lenses:
It’s also important to follow certain hygiene rules:
If you experience any discomfort or unusual symptoms, see your optometrist immediately.
We advise you to opt for daily disposable lenses whenever possible. They are hygienic and require no care, case, or liquid solution. CooperVision MyDay or clariti™ 1-day soft contact lenses may be a good solution. Designed to correct myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, or presbyopia, they offer the ultimate in convenience and safety during this period.
Want more information on how to handle your eyewear? Contact the Opto-Réseau clinic nearest you. Our optometrists are best able to advise you.
If you wear scleral or gas permeable lenses, it’s important to follow your eye care professional’s recommendations.
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