2020 was supposed to be an epic year, which we approached with great excitement. Never in our wildest dreams did we expect to face what we are experiencing now. And who knows what the future will bring!
As the pandemic continues in 2021, we are beginning to live in the new normal, masks and all included. And, when it comes to contact lenses, it becomes even more necessary to take good care to clean, disinfect, and store them, as they come in direct contact with your eyes.
Proper contact lens care is important to keep your eyes healthy and free from infections. One of the best ways to protect against Covid-19 and other infections is to clean your hands often and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. It is also a good practice to replace contact lenses often or as recommended by your eye care professional. We recommend daily disposable contact lenses as you do not have to worry about cleaning them at the end of the day.
Additionally, contact lens wearers should continue to practice safe contact lens wear and care hygiene habits to help prevent transmission of any contact lens-related infections. In case of any discomfort, redness, or irritation in the eye while wearing contact lenses, stop wearing them and consult your eye doctor immediately. If you use prescription eye medications, consider stocking up on extra supplies, in case you need to self-isolate during the pandemic.