Eye testing: the future in the new normal

By  Catherine Dunlop


COVID times,

The Future – the new normal

(even if vaccination is available)


I anticipate public awareness of risky situations will continue. This means we will be careful when unwell and social distance. Contact tracing will continue. Testing will be still be triggered by risk.

Eye Practice:

Unfortunately examination of eyes is a close contact activity. Furthermore our patients are often in a high risk category (immune suppressed, very young, elderly, disabled etc). Telehealth has been a great advance. It is reducing contact risk but must be used in conjunction with measurements/examination at other appointments.Intensive cleaning will continue. More non-contact instruments will be developed. For the foreseeable future, I think we will have reduced number of patients in our offices. This may mean more triaging of appointment times.

I wish you well in this new normal.