Use of Contact Lenses in an Industrial Environment


Industrial workers can come into contact with harmful agents that are transmitted via the eye in the form of an aerosol droplet or splash. Contact lenses do not provide ocular protection from hazards. This guidance from the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine addresses the use of contact lenses and personal protective equipment by the industrial worker and provides recommendations for contact lens use in an eye-hazardous environment.

Authors: Kenji Saito, Jeff K Hovis
; Full Source: Journal of occupational and environmental medicine 2021 May 1;63(5):e298-e300. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000002132.