CooperVision has been carefully monitoring the outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The safety of our employees, wearers, customers, partners and communities is our top priority.
There is currently no evidence to suggest that there is any increased risk of infection or contracting coronavirus through contact lens wear. Remember to follow strict hygiene measures, such as thorough handwashing, along with optimal wear and care procedures. These include replacing your lenses as prescribed, case hygiene for reusable lenses and avoiding lens wear if you are unwell (in particular with any cold or flu-like symptoms).
Avoid touching your eyes, especially in high risk environments, and remember to ask yourself these three questions each time you wear your lenses:
• Do my eyes feel good with my lenses? There should be no discomfort.
• Do my eyes look good? There should be no redness.
• Do I see well? There should be no unusual blurring with either eye.
If you have any concerns, remove your contact lenses and consult your eye care professional.
Download a handy infographic on '5 FACTS about contact lens wear and Coronavirus' from the Centre for Ocular Research & Education:
Watch below and listen to Prof. Phil Morgan share his take on COVID-19 and contact lens wear:
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