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Covid-19 Company Resources

May 20, 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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ABB Optical Group has partnered with EyecareLive to provide more options for ECPs to connect with their patients during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond. ABB Business Solutions offers EyecareLive’s doctor-owned, HIPAA compliant, optical-focused platform to ECPs as part of a special promotion as practices across the country begin to reopen their doors. For information on receiving EyeCareLive’s telemedicine solution at no-cost for 60 days, contact your ABB account manager or call 800-852-8089.

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The Eye Designs Group has unveiled a new In Office Sterilization division and has secured exclusive distribution agreements with EMIST, manufacturers of electrostatic sprayers, and Clean Republic, producers of EPA-approved hospital grade non-toxic disinfectant and sanitizer.

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Studio Optyx introduces a PPE Supply House, providing optometrists and opticians with CDC approved N95 masks and KN95 masks, face shields, goggles, hand sanitizer, and more.

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Western Optical has released “Elbow Bump” hand sanitizer, manufactured in the U.S. in strict compliance with the World Health Organization’s requirement of 80% denatured alcohol combined with glycerin, hydrogen peroxide, and purified water.

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Wiley X is working with John Marchand, mayor of Livermore, CA, where the company is headquartered, to provide 10,000 KN95 masks for local distribution to hospitals, law enforcement officers, fire personnel, and health care professionals. The company is also donating 20,000 face shields equipped with a protective PET plastic shield with an anti-fog coating, elastic strap, and brow foam which allows a universal fit to eyecare practices across the country. ECPs interested in receiving support from Wiley X that are not set up as a current dealer can contact the company at 877-4WILEYX or opitcalcs@wileyx.com.