Apart from the facemasks and gloves, scientists after a series of observations stated that wearing goggles or eye-shields is equally important as chances of infection through your eyes are also very high.
Into details, according to the World Health Organisation chances are high that small droplets expelled when a person infected with COVID-19 coughs, sneezes or speaks settle on surfaces exposed like a facemask, eye gear and cloth. Multiple studies also show how the lack of eye protection was a primary risk factor in its spread.
Further, 60 per cent of corona infected complain to have watery eyes increasing the risk of infection. For which, using protective eyewear can cut down the chances of infection. “If you are not able to use face shields, then use goggles, particularly if you are venturing into crowded places,” stated a report after a comprehensive meta-analysis.
However, the eye experts are recommending a thorough sanitisation of eye gear as the coronavirus germ can stay on the eyeglasses for as long as nine days.
But how to sanitise the specs which are highly sensitive lenses..?
Unlike any other surfaces, eyeglasses cannot be sanitised with alcohol-based sanitisers. Rather, eyeglasses could be disinfected by using light dishwasher soap under running water and wipe them out with a microfibre cloth. Hydrogen peroxide solution can be carried when you venture out to frequently disinfect eyeglasses.
Health experts also recommend not to touch glassed frequently and ensure that they are perfectly adjusted to your face before wearing them so that one can avoid the necessity to adjust them unnecessarily.