We know that you’re all beginning bombarded with simular messaging regarding the current global pandemic. Therefore the following information is acutely directed to your health, and your eyesight as a possible transmission vehicle.

Our goal as a community, a state, and a nation is to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). All of us play a key role in the measures that have been put in place, like social distancing, and how successful they can be. Other important factors in flattening the curve are following strict cleaning and disinfecting guidelines by wiping down surfaces to eliminate the virus. Phones should be cleaned with daily frequency, purses, keys, remotes, and steering wheels are just some of the frequently touched items that are often overlooked or ignored.

We’ve all been told that guarding our face and hands can slow the spread of coronavirus. When it comes to protecting your eyes specifically, there are a few things to consider. For example, if you wear contact lenses it is very important to switch to glasses for the time being. The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) has issued clear guidelines that glasses are a safer option than contact lenses during this international health crisis.

In Orlando and all of Central Florida, pollen counts have been seeing record highs. Residents may be struggling with seasonal allergies during this pandemic. Switching from contacts to your backup glasses will eliminate the need for you to touch your eyes and face as often. Lastly, avoid rubbing and touching your eyes. Think twice before adjusting your glasses or putting in drops. Washing your hands before and after, as well as disinfecting your glasses and/or sunglasses throughout the day.

For more information, please call our office at 407-843-5665.