Haag-Streit offers free downloadable breath shield template

Haag-Streit has offered users a free downloadable breath shield template for its slit lamps.

Optical practices in England need "financial lifeline"

NHS England’s failure to act is forcing hundreds of optical practices to close, with a direct and dangerous impact on the eye healthcare of patients in England during the COVID-19 crisis, the Optical Fees Negotiating Committee (OFNC) has warned.

BVI to donate PPE to healthcare workers

Ophthalmic device manufacturer BVI has redirected its efforts and supply toward the COVID-19 response.

Johnson & Johnson announces lead vaccine candidate for COVID-19

Johnson & Johnson has announced the selection of a lead COVID-19 vaccine candidate and the rapid scaling of its manufacturing capacity with the goal of providing global supply of more than one billion doses.

Eye News - Covid-19: Useful resources

This list will be updated as new sources of information emerge – let us know if there’s any resources we should be listing here by emailing diana@pinpoint-scotland.com

Optical practices to continue to provide urgent and essential care

The UK Government has now published further guidance clarifying that opticians are exempt from the general requirement for retail businesses and premises to close. Optical practices may therefore continue to provide urgent and essential eye care to the extent that they can, including remote care, while managing COVID-19 risk to keep patients, staff and the public as safe as possible.

Viral conjunctivitis and COVID-19

A joint statement was released by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and College of Optometrists on 19 March.

RCOphth asks ophthalmologists to ‘show leadership’

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists has issued advice and guidance for ophthalmologists regarding COVID-19.

A message from the editors

Right now you may be self-isolating, self-learning about Covid-19 and / or selflessly looking after family, friends or folk next door who need supplies, meds or general cheering up, albeit at a distance. Some of us might be redeployed, frantically...

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