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

The company is donating Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to healthcare facilities in hard hit areas. Surgical gowns and gloves are a vital part of BVI’s ophthalmic surgical business and with the global surge in demand for these items it is unclear when more supplies can be expected. BVI is working with its production teams and suppliers to open up new supply channels to get these critical pieces of equipment to the front-line.

“It’s humbling and amazing to see the generosity of both material and spirit being offered up to Northwell Health at this time of crisis. We sincerely thank BVI Medical for stepping forward to donate thousands of protective gowns for our front line health care workers,” commented Phyllis McCready, Chief Procurement Officer, Northwell Health.

Read the company's full statement on their website: https://www.bvimedical.com/news-events/news/news-press-releases/bvi-donating-ppe-to-help-protect-the-covid-19-front-line-heroes/