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Fri Mar 27, 2020, 09:14 AM

Caution to switch from contacts to glasses

[link:https://wreg.com/news/coronavirus/do-you-wear-contact-lenses-experts-suggest-switching-to-glasses/|


Thatís because wearing glasses can help you stop touching your face, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a key way any virus is spread, including the novel coronavirus currently spreading across the world.

Why contact lens?
Contact lens users not only touch their eyes to put in and remove their lens twice or more a day, they also touch their eyes and face much more than people who donít wear contacts, said Dr. Thomas Steinemann, a clinical spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

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Glasses may also provide a tiny bit more protection from any coronavirus virus particles floating in the air, Steinemann said, although itís more likely that youíd be infected via your mouth and nose than your eye.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 09:15 AM

1. I personally find the idea of contact lenses disturbing

I've never worn them, never plan to.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 09:21 AM

2. Yup... Every HCW I know ceased wearing contact lenses a LONG time ago. It is TOO risky...

Put your vanity aside. Glasses can be a help in many many ways right now.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 09:22 AM

3. Well fitting glasses, though

If you're always pushing them up you might still be touching your face. Also, those glasses need to be disinfected also.

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