We hope you’re all staying safe and well during the current pandemic.

While there were some articles suggesting that contact lens wearers switch back to wearing glasses at this time, there is no evidence to date that there is an increased risk of infection for contact lens wearers.

However, contact lense hygiene and good practices are incredibly important at the moment. Here, Philip dispels some of the myths that have been circulating regarding contact lenses and risk of coronavirus infection.

An optometrist for over 30 years, here Philip discusses how there is no evidence to date that contact lens wearers are more at risk of coronavirus infection compared to spectacle wearers, as well as how to follow good hygiene practices.