Continuing Education Presentations

2020

Craig J, Jones L, Wolffsohn J. TFOS DEWSII Diagnosis and management of dry eye disease – LIVE! 11th Congreso Anual de Oftalmología, Bogota, Colombia, 2020

DeLoss K, van der Worp E, Jones L, Pal S, Steele K, Szczotka-Flynn L. A vision on specialty lens care Global Specialty Lens Symposium, Las Vegas, USA, 2020

Jones L. TFOS DEWSII Management of dry eye disease report 11th Congreso Anual de Oftalmología, Bogota, Colombia, 2020

Jones L. TFOS DEWS II Epidemiology of dry eye disease report 11th Congreso Anual de Oftalmología, Bogota, Colombia, 2020

Jones L. Lids and Contact Lenses Interactive Webinar. April 9th, 2020

Jones L. Lids and Contact Lenses Interactive Webinar. April 15th, 2020

Jones L, Walsh K, Willcox M, Morgan P, Nichols J. Key considerations for contact lens practitioners during the coronavirus pandemic. Optician 2020;April, 19-25: [ Show Abstract ][ PDF ]

A novel coronavirus (CoV), the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), results in the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the rapid spread of cases of COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020. The global response to COVID-19 has resulted in substantial changes to business and social practices around the world. With concerns existing around the pandemic, many reports relating to how best limit the chance of infection have been shared via various news outlets and on social media, with significant amounts of misinformation and speculation being reported. Among these, recent rumours have circulated stating that contact lens wear is unsafe, that wearers of contact lenses are more at risk of developing COVID-19, that certain contact lens materials are ‘riskier’ than others and that contact lens wearers should immediately revert to spectacle wear to protect themselves. How true are these statements, and are they supported by evidence? Importantly, are contact lens wearers increasing their risk of contracting COVID-19 by wearing contact lenses? Furthermore, what are the ramifications of a potential reduction in the availability of local ophthalmic care for contact lens wearers during this pandemic?

Jones L, Walsh K, Willcox M, Morgan P, Nichols J. Key considerations for contact lens practitioners during the coronavirus pandemic. Contact Lens Spectrum 2020;June, 19-26: [ Show Abstract ][ PDF ]

A novel coronavirus (CoV), the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARSCoV-2), results in the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the rapid spread of cases of COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020.
The global response to COVID-19 has resulted in substantial changes to business and social practices around the world. With concerns existing around the pandemic, many reports relating to how to best limit the chance of infection have been shared via various news outlets and on social media, with significant amounts of misinformation and speculation being reported. Among these, recent rumors have circulated stating that contact lens wear is unsafe, that wearers of contact lenses are more at risk of developing COVID-19, that certain contact lens materials are more “risky” compared with others, and that contact lens wearers should immediately revert to spectacle wear to protect themselves. How true are these statements, and are they supported by evidence? Importantly, are contact lens wearers increasing their risk of contracting COVID-19 by wearing contact lenses? Furthermore, what are the ramifications of a potential reduction in the availability of local ophthalmic care for contact lens wearers during this pandemic?

Jones L, Walsh K, Wolffsohn J. Contemporary dry eye disease practice Global Specialty Lens Symposium, Las Vegas, USA, 2020

Schulze M. Blink Mechanics: Why it Matters Review of Cornea and Contact Lenses 2020;January/February [ PDF ]

van der Worp E, Jones L, Wolffsohn J. A clear vision on dropouts Global Specialty Lens Symposium, Las Vegas, USA, 2020

Walsh K. Lids and Dry Eye Interactive Webinar. April 8th, 2020

Walsh K. Lids and Dry Eye Interactive Webinar. April 14th, 2020

Walsh K, Jones L. Dry eye and contacts: Harmony or havoc? Global Specialty Lens Symposium, Las Vegas, USA, 2020