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Covid-19 Company Resources

May 14, 2020 — Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, many companies in the industry and beyond are sharing their efforts to help eyecare professionals, and the public, weather these turbulent times.

Here, we share a roundup of some recent initiatives:

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To keep ECPs informed of critical industry information during the Covid-19 pandemic, ABB Optical Group has introduced a national industry trends report through the ABB Analyze, powered by Glimpse, practice management dashboard platform. 

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As optometrists determine how to safely welcome patients back to their practices, Essilor Vision Foundation is offering free resources to help them let the public know their eye doctor’s office is open. 

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Maui Jim is honoring the commitment of first responders across the nation by partnering with ID.me to introduce the “Mahalo to Heroes” program, offering exclusive benefits to frontline heroes. To participate, users can sign into or create their ID.me account. The program benefits verified police officers, firefighters, EMTs, paramedics, hospital employees, and nurses and doctors of all types. To access the program, head to the Maui Jim page.

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Modo Eyewear has added a catalogue of PPE material for its ECP customers as they prepare to reopen their practices: KN95 masks, disposable face masks, face shields, vinyl and nitrile gloves, as well as hydrogen peroxide wipes. Additionally, the company has pledged a donation of 50,000 masks to NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi, located in the Bronx. 

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OptiSource has created a new “Safety First” product assortment, including: disposable and reusable face masks, plastic face shields, acrylic breath guards for slit lamps and pupilometers, safety glasses, reception desk plastic splash guards, Anti-Fog Lens Cleaner, Alcohol Prep Pads, Hand Sanitizer, and Kimberly-Clark disposable wipes.

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Safilo Group has developed a PPE Protective Eyewear Solutions program for ECPs and retail partners in the U.S. and Canada. Additionally, the company has outlined a variety of “Safety First” procedures to its headquarters, including educating employees on CDC guidelines, distributing face masks, and more.

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To help protect against the spread of Covid-19, SimulEYE has introduced Slit Lamp Breath + Germ Shields and Personnel Shields.

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In an effort to provide ongoing support to VSP network doctors, VSP Global is designing, manufacturing, and distributing protective face shields free of charge to its network eye doctors. The VSP Face Shield is part of an initiative to provide VSP network doctors with access to PPE and other relevant resources as they serve essential eyecare needs.