COVID-19 Announcement from Fairbury Vision Center
In this critical time, it is important that we rely on science to guide us. There is misinformation circulating on social media and mainstream media outlets regarding safe contact lens wear during the COVID-19 epidemic. There is currently no scientific evidence that contact lens wear is problematic during this epidemic as long as normal, proper disinfection protocols are followed. Our practice data shows about 70% of our patients are wearing daily disposable lenses, which is the healthiest form of contact lens wear. We want to let you know that contact lens wear is safe as long as you are practicing safe contact lens insertion and removal protocols including hand washing for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. Additionally, follow your optometrist’s prescribed disinfection and replacement protocols. If you do feel ill with cold or flu-like symptoms, you should cease contact lens wear until you are well.
Please stay tuned for further updates. We wish all of you continued health and strength during this challenging time.
The Doctors and Staff of Fairbury Vision Center