Contact Lenses Advantages with Mask Wear

Study Shows Contact Lenses Advantages with Mask Wear

Study Shows Contact Lenses Advantages with Mask Wear

A new study establishes that contact lens wear offers an option for a better vision correction experience than spectacles when paired with face masks, and doing so likely improves adherence to mask use. Conducted by Eurolens Research at the University of Manchester, it is the first work to compare the use of any type of face mask with the two types of vision correction.  The study’s corresponding paper—Using face masks with spectacles versus contact lenses (Maldonado-Codina C, et al.) is now in press with Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, the peer reviewed journal of the British Contact Lens Association.[1] It can be downloaded at no charge via Open Access. “Since mask wear became widespread in early 2020, anecdotal reports of problems with fogging when wearing spectacles have been common. Our work agreed with these reports and revealed additional aspects of mask wear and visual correction that favor contact lens prescribing,” Carole Maldonado-Codina, BSc(Hons), MSc, PhD,…
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