Alcon offers slit lamp breath shields to practices seeing emergency patients
21 April 2020
At Alcon, as the COVID-19 crisis continues, the health and safety of Alcon associates, health care professionals and their patients remains our top priority. “As many practices remain open to provide emergency eye care services to patients, protective equipment for front line health care professionals is essential for their continued wellbeing”, stated Jonathon Bench, Head of Professional Affairs, Alcon UK & Ireland.
“We are constantly looking for ways of supporting eye care professionals through these unprecedented times and are pleased to offer a number of slit lamp breath shields for those who are currently seeing emergency patients.” For any practice who would like to register for a slit lamp breath shield, initially limited to one per practice, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org About Alcon’s COVID-19 Support Efforts Alcon is also responding globally to the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting charitable partners that are serving the most vulnerable populations affected by the outbreak.
The Alcon Foundation has reallocated funds and made monetary donations to local, national and global organisations to support meal programs for children and seniors, provide essential supplies to shelters and aid public health emergency relief efforts. As the public health emergency has grown in scale, Alcon has ramped up its efforts to donate personal protective equipment (PPE), while also producing additional PPE and hand sanitisers for relief efforts.
Alcon will continue to explore additional measures to support organisations fighting to stem this pandemic. Particularly in the UK and Ireland, Alcon is supporting many customers as they move to a direct to patient delivery model and encourage customers to contact us so we can continue to understand their needs and work with them in building their continuity plans. We are also offering support for those on the front line by offering free delivery of Alcon contact lenses to all key workers1 , as they serve the general public through this difficult time.
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Alcon helps people see brilliantly. As the global leader in eye care with a heritage spanning more than seven decades, we offer the broadest portfolio of products to enhance sight and improve people’s lives. Our Surgical and Vision Care products touch the lives of more than 260 million people in over 140 countries each year living with conditions like cataracts, glaucoma, retinal diseases and refractive errors. Our more than 20,000 associates are enhancing the quality of life through innovative products, partnerships with eye care professionals and programs that advance access to quality eye care. Learn more at www.alcon.com.
References 1. As defined in the UK Government Guidance for Schools, Childcare Providers, Colleges and Local Authorities in England on Maintaining Educational Provision dated 19 March 2020. Alcon data on file, 2019.