When COVID-19 started spreading to countries throughout the world, few thought it would also affect optometric health. But in hindsight, patients and optometrists alike should have seen this coming.
Longer hours spent in front of computer screens, infection from germs and bacteria, and irregular sleeping patterns have caused eye complications in patients. Furthermore, the limited movement has resulted in fewer people attending eye exams and vision consultations.
Here are some common eye issues that have been fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic and how patients can avoid falling victim.