Whitby Family Eye Care, Dr.Leslie Fitzgerald & Associates
25 Thickson Rd Whitby ON L1N 8W8 (905) 728-7017
https://whitbyfamilyeyecare.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/WhitbyO-logo-header.png $$


facebook-square twitter-square instagram google-plus chevron-right chevron-left chevron-down x phone location share chevron-thin-right calendar left-quote right-quote black-star-glasses-png eye book-appointment-maroon-icon-(1) types-of-services-white-icon-(1) location-white-icon next2 previous2 forward3 backward2

Whitby, ON
(905) 728-7017

single blog hero

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 Practice

Whitby Family Eye Care is at the north east corner of Thickson Rd & Hwy 2, in the KFC plaza.


25 Thickson Rd North
Whitby, ON, L1N 8W8

Contact Information

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


Our doors are locked, but we remain open by appointment only.
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
instagram facebook facebook2 pinterest twitter google-plus google linkedin2 yelp youtube phone location calendar share2 link star-full star star-half chevron-right chevron-left chevron-down chevron-up envelope fax