Professor & Director of CORE School of Optometry & Vision Science, University of Waterloo, Ontario Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Alison Bozung, OD: No relevant disclosure to display
This presentation will review the best evidence-based approaches to manage a number of pandemic-associated ocular complications and provide insights into long-term improved patient care and value-driven optometry practices. Studies that have revealed new opportunities for innovation in the areas of dry eye, contact lenses, and ocular health will be discussed.
Upon conclusion of this activity, attendees will be able to:
Rview the literature with respect to the impact of SARS-CoV-2 on ocular surface changes.
Determine whether wearing contact lenses increases the risk of a wearer being infected with COVID-19.
Understand the impact of the pandemic on rates of myopia and dry eye.
Determine whether optimizing the health of the ocular surface impacts the success of contact lens wear, refractive surgery and cataract surgery.
Examine the technologies available to manage the contact lens wearer with dry eye.