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COVID-19 Virus and Your Eyes: What Are The Protective Solutions?

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COVID-19 has brought a huge change to our daily lifestyle, and it has caused many of us to adhere to strict guidelines to protect ourselves and our loved ones from contracting the virus. The protection of eyes during COVID-19 has become quite important as the experts suspect touching eyes, face, and nose with unwashed hands may cause the virus to spread. This has been worrisome, especially for those who wear eyeglasses due to weak eyesight or protection from the sun.

Many health experts believe that respiratory droplets can access your eyes, which may cause you to get the virus. Still, experts also believe that eyewear helps to prevent the droplets from entering your eye. If you want to learn more about protecting your eyes during this global pandemic, you must read further below.

Protective Solutions for your Eyes during COVID-19

Mentioned below are a few solutions that will help you to keep your eyes safe from COVID-19:

1.      Wash your Eyewear Regularly with Soap

Make it a habit to wash your eyewear with an anti-bacterial soap whenever you come back home from outside. Regularly washing your eyewear will help to disinfect your glasses if it has any COVID-19 droplets. It also helps to clean foggy glasses as you will experience more of it once you wear a mask.

2.      Avoid Making Contact with Your Eyewear or Face

This can be a bit tricky for every eyeglasses wearer as you’re constantly adjusting your glasses or touch your face in case of itchiness. You should avoid doing it at all costs unless it’s a must. If you feel the urge to rub your eyes, use a tissue paper.

Germs spread faster through the hands, and especially if you’re outdoors, you must avoid touching your glasses as you could carry or transmit germs. It is difficult, but you will slowly adapt to this new normal.

3.      Don’t Wear Contact Lenses

Wearing contact lenses during this pandemic may put you at a greater risk. As a contact lens wearer, you’re more likely to touch your eyes than others when wearing lenses. It may lead to infection and transmission of germs. It is best to forget about your looks until this pandemic ends and stick to wearing glasses whenever possible as this also protects your eyes from COVID-19 droplets.

4.      Wash Your Hands!

You’ve probably heard this a million times on every news channel and website since the emergence of COVID-19. It is essential to wash your hands before touching your eyes or eyeglasses. You also need to wash your face every few hours to get rid of germs, especially if you’ve been outdoors.

Final Words

This pandemic has forced us to change our ways and has been quite stressful and frustrating for many. However, it is important to take good care of yourself and loved ones in these challenging times by following these simple solutions mentioned above, especially if you wear eyeglasses or have sensitive eyes.

Written by Total Focus

At Total Focus Optometry, we’ve spent the last 70 years building meaningful relationships with our patients and their families. From routine eye exams to contact lens fittings we offer our patients a variety of services to meet their eye care needs.

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