As news continues to circulate regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we at Family Eye Care would like to share with our patients valuable information from the American Academy of Ophthalmology that relates to eye safety and the current pandemic.
Health officials believe viral pink eye, or conjunctivitis develops in about 1-3% of patients diagnosed with COVID-19. This virus can spread by coming in contact with discharge from an infected person’s eye. Be aware not all Conjunctivitis is directly related to COVID-19.
Protection from COVID-19
While there is a lot of concern about COVID-19, common sense precautions can significantly reduce your risk of infection. Wash your hands often, follow proper contact lens hygiene and avoid touching or rubbing your nose, mouth and especially your eyes.
Changes to Procedures
Contact Lens Hygiene
Glasses Offer Protection
Avoid Touching Your Eyes
For more information on eye safety related to the COVID-19, visit the American Academy of Optometry or the CDC websites (links below), or contact our office at (630) 377-2020 to speak with a doctor or technician.