Guidance to national associations: Preparation of the optical/optometric facility in the context of gradual lifts of the state of emergency and restrictive measures at national level

May 2020

Due to COVID-19, in most of European countries optometric/optical practices reduced their activities to some extent during the pandemic. In light of a gradual return to practice, with lockdown measures being lifted partially or fully in many countries, this paper provides pointers to members who want to issue guidance or updated guidance for opticians and optometrists in their own countries (if not already in place), taking all national specificities and developments into account.

This paper follows on from previous information issued by ECOO on this topic and takes as its starting position that the pandemic will change the way optometrists/opticians carry out their work in the near future, at least until a sustainable solution to this pandemic has been found.


Read the guidance document here.