Whitby Family Eye Care, Dr.Leslie Fitzgerald & Associates
25 Thickson Rd Whitby ON L1N 8W8 (905) 728-7017
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Whitby, ON
(905) 728-7017

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5 Things You Should Know About Contact Lens Safety

During these uncertain times, you may be wondering if it is still safe to be wearing contact lenses. Perhaps you have heard that wearing contact lenses increases your risk of contracting COVID-19, or maybe you heard that your glasses can be used as eye protection. 

To help answer your questions, the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) at the University of Waterloo recently published a guideline on safe contact lens wear and COVID-19. 

Here are 5 things you need to know: 

  1. There is no scientific evidence that shows wearing contact lenses increases your risk of getting COVID-19 compared to wearing glasses. 
  1. Thoroughly washing your hands, contact lenses (if using reusable lenses), and contact lens cases is critical. Don’t forget to wash your glasses with warm water and soap as well. 
  1. There is no scientific evidence that your everyday glasses provide adequate protection against COVID-19.
  1. Avoid touching your eyes and face with unwashed hands. 
  1. If you start to feel unwell, stop wearing your contact lenses and switch to glasses instead. Once you feel better, talk to your optometrist first before starting to wear contact lenses again. 

For the full article from CORE and additional resources, you can visit this website here: https://core.uwaterloo.ca/covid-19/

If you still have any concerns or questions, you can still reach out to us via email at [email protected]

Visit Our Location in Whitby

Whitby Family Eye Care is at the north east corner of Thickson Rd & Hwy 2, in the KFC plaza. Parking is conveniently located right outside the practice.

Our team of optometrists at Whitby Family Eye Care are proud to offer the following eye care services:

  • Eye Exams
  • Eye Issues and Diseases
  • Laser Eye Surgery Consultation
  • Dry Eye Treatment
  • Emergency Eye Care
  • Contact us today by booking an appointment online or giving us a call, and we will be happy to assist you.


    25 Thickson Rd North
    Whitby, ON, L1N 8W8

    Contact Information

    Phone: (905) 728-7017
    Fax: (905) 728-0865


    If you have an emergency, please visit your nearest emergency department or health care physician.

    Monday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Friday: 9:00AM - 2:00PM
    Saturday: By Appointment Only
    Sunday: Closed
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