Keep Your Eyes Healthy
From cleaning your glasses more regularly to remembering to wash your hands, we have some helpful tips on how to protect your eyes and keep them healthy during this pandemic.
1. Switch from contacts to glasses
Right now, you might be searching for different ways on how to protect your eyes from the coronavirus (COVID-19). An eye doctor may recommend people use glasses as a reminder to not touch their face. Glasses also provide an extra layer of protection for your eyes. However, there is no evidence to suggest that those who wear contact lenses are more at risk of acquiring COVID-19 than those you wear eyeglasses. If you do need or want to wear contacts, be sure to follow safe hygiene habits and wash your hands thoroughly before and after application and removal.
2. Make sure your glasses fit properly
Another way to remember to limit contact with your eyes is to ensure your glasses fit properly and comfortably. Getting them adjusted will not only reduce how much you need to touch your face; it will also ensure you are seeing as clearly as possible. If you see your children touching their frames consistently, they may need an adjustment as well!
3. Disinfect your glasses often
It's vital to remember to disinfect your glasses every morning before using them in order to protect your eyes from COVID-19. However, it’s important to note that cleaning your glasses with alcohol or hand sanitizer to disinfect your glasses can damage the coating on your lenses. Try using a lens wipe or dish soap instead.
4. Wash your pillowcases often
While at home, people have been more focused on cleaning and disinfecting than ever. However, it’s important to remember to clean one vital item: Your pillowcase. Wash your pillowcase one to two times a week to avoid coming in contact with any eye-infecting COVID-19 pathogens.
It’s more important than ever to stay safe and look out for your eye health, and Pearle Vision is here to care for you and your family’s eyes. We’re open for all of your eye care and eyewear needs. Visit your local EyeCare Centre or arrange an exam today.
5. Avoid rubbing your eyes
COVID-19 eye protection means limiting the amount of times you touch your face. Rubbing your eyes is a hard habit to break, but not rubbing them can lower your risk of infection. If you must, use a tissue to touch your eye to avoid any virus contraction. Keep a tissue box on hand and remember to wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds before and after.
6. Pick up some eye medicine
If you have to stay home for extended periods for health or safety reasons, remember to add eye health supplies to your shopping list. Extra eye drops or a refill on your prescription can come in handy.
It’s more important than ever to stay safe and look out for your eye health, and Pearle Vision is here to care for you and your family’s eyes. We’re open for all of your eye care and eyewear needs. Visit your local EyeCare Centre or arrange an exam today.Sources:
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