Unlearning the habit of constantly touching your face is something we all want to get to grips with the new coronavirus epidemic(COVID-19).
However, if you wear contact lenses, touching your eyes is not just a habit, it is necessary. Many of us Contact Lens of glasses to wear with certain pressing issues about keeping their own rhythm between the one pandemic disease. However, there are quite a lot of myths and wrong information related to this topic.
So, what should you do? A new peer-reviewed report consists of five ophthalmology home answers some of the most pressing issues and questions you may have about eye care. These experts include Lyndon Jones and Karen Walsh, from the University of Waterloo in Canada, Mark Wilcox College of Dentistry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney and Jason Nichols from University of Alabama, USA, Philip Morgan, University of British Manchester.
The article published in Contact lens and anterior eye, The purpose is to ensure that the contact lenses use fact and opinion during the COVID-19 pandemic. You should stop wearing contact lenses? If you become unwell, you can wear contacts? Do your glasses give you any protection? The following is the expert’s recommendations.
Wearing contact does not make you more susceptible to
Good news contact lenses use, can be dressed in your mirror as usual. According to the documents, there is”no evidence that Contact Lens Wearers are more likely to contract COVID-19 eye to the wearer.”
The report warns that due to the lack of evidence may be due to the new COVID-19. “It can be argued that COVID-19 so new, such data does not yet exist. However, due to the lack of evidence from the previous outbreak of coronavirus disease, including severe acute respiratory syndrome showed that the risk of developing COVID-19 from the Contact Lens grinding is low,”studying.
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC)reflects this statement in its website, noting that the lens uses”should continue to implement the safe contact lens wear and care hygiene habits.”
If you are sick, stop using the contacts
If you do the development COVID-19 symptoms, this document recommends that you stop wearing contact lenses.
“If a patient is developing COVID-19 any contact lenses being worn at the time, should immediately dispose of any remaining disinfection solution and contact lens cases, the patient has, the patient must be restored to spectacle lens wear, and when fully recovered should re-start wear a new pair of glasses,”read the study.
Glasses are not PPE
If you want your glasses may double as personal protective equipment(PPE), think again. According to the report, regular lenses or glasses cannot protect you against COVID-19.
To maintain good health habits
The document also recommends thorough hand washing and drying, as well as take good care of your contact lenses, as well as the keep good lens hygiene.
UK glasses Specsavers have a list of useful health tips to insert the lens in the epidemic. “We have recommended the replacement of the case, each month we suggest you continue to do so. Remember in the morning, you should empty your case of old solution; rinse your case with new solution and then air-dried it upside down on a clean tissue, wrote:”Specsavers’clinical services Director, Jill Edmonds, in the posts.
The post also noted that the use of hand disinfectant before inserting your lenses may result in some discomfort. “If you by drinking from your hands to your eyes through your glasses, you may eventually apply, because it may affect your eyes,”Edmonds wrote. “My advice is to stick with the soap and water choice to ensure that your hands are thoroughly clean.”
Online guidance of the World Health Organization(WHO)and the Center for Disease Control, the holding does not wash your hands away from your face and avoid touching your nose, mouth, eyes with unclean hands.