There has been a lot of misinformation spread regarding COVID-19 and CONTACT LENSES.
The only reason that some people say to not wear contacts is because they’re afraid that your hands might have coronavirus on them. These people say that since your eyes are on your face you might touch and scratch your face thus creating an opening for the virus. Though this is theoretically possible, it’s highly improbable. It would be like doctors telling all of their diabetic patients not to take their diabetes medications because they might have coronavirus on their hands, and that they might lick their hands as they drop the pills into their mouths – theoretically possible, but highly improbable. Most doctors aren’t concerned about this. Even if you are, as long as you’re washing your hands like you’re supposed to, you’re not going to catch COVID-19 from just wearing contacts. To date, there have been no studies showing that you can catch COVID-19 through your eyes, and scientists have actually conducted studies looking for this specific route of infection.
It is safe to wear contacts during this time as long as you are following the typical contact lens hygiene recommendations.
For more information, contact Dr. Edward Fong and the doctors at Bright Eye Care & Vision Development in Sugar Land, Texas.