Johnson & Johnson Vision has published survey results about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the behaviour of contact lens wearers in Western Europe. The survey, conducted in October 2020 amongst more than 2,000 contact lens wearers across Germany, Italy, France, Spain and the Netherlands, found 71% of consumers who stopped wearing contact lenses in lockdown have returned to the same frequency of wear as prior to the pandemic. Interestingly, 20% surveyed said they are now buying more contact lenses compared to before the outbreak. The survey is a second installment of a series of consumer research the company is conducting to understand patient needs and contact lens wearer behaviour. “It is encouraging to see more patients wearing contact lenses again,” said Lisa Ann Hill, Managing Director, Western Europe, Johnson & Johnson Vision. “However, as not all contact lens patients have returned to previous levels of wear, eye care practitioners have a critical role to play in reaching out to remind them of importance of looking after their eye health, as well as the continued benefits of contact lenses.” From the initial outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe through October, contact lens wearers have showed a willingness to stay with their current brand, with 89% doing so. More than 3 in 4 (77%) of consumers also chose to stay with their original modality. Johnson & Johnson Vision is continuing to research the impact of COVID-19 on contact lens wearers, including a survey to understand the impact of the latest lockdown restrictions. The company also continues to provide virtual professional education resources for eye care professionals, including live trainings, webinars, and on-demand podcasts to help practitioners stay up-to-date on product innovations, clinical techniques, and resources for small business owners.