COVID-19 Resources

Updated April 15, 2020

COVID-19 is a new disease that was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization in March 2020.

GWCO is committed to helping keep the optometric community appropriately informed during these challenging times. These resources are compiled here to help you stay informed on this rapidly evolving situation and will be updated as more information becomes available. This information is intended to be accurate when published but we encourage you to always consult federal, state, and local guidance and regulations during this rapidly changing situation. 

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General Resources:

American Optometric Association - Coronavirus Crisis Response

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization


CooperVision Resources:

CooperVision - Helpful Information Regarding COVID-19 and Contact Lens Wear

CooperVision - Contact Lens Tips for You


VSP Resources:

Apply for SBA Loans 101

Global News Alert - April 1, 2020 

Global News Alert - April 7, 2020

Global News Alert - April 14, 2020


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