Will wearing contact lenses increase the risk of novel Coronavirus infection?
After the COVID19 outbreak, your daily life is still affected to this day.In this special period, the issue of whether or not a contact lens can be worn has drawn wide attention. Many people worry that wearing a contact lens will increase the possibility of infected with a novel Coronavirus.
In fact, contact lenses can be worn during the epidemic, and eye hygiene has always been our focus.Since novel Coronavirus can infect the eye mucous membrane and contact lens wearers may touch their eyes more frequently than those with glasses or without glasses, contact lens wearers should naturally pay more attention to cleaning.
Generally speaking, we recommend that minors reduce the frequency of wearing, while adults should pay attention to the time of wearing, in order to avoid the loss of eye resistance caused by oxygen deprivation.In normal times, contact lenses should not be worn for more than 8 hours each time, but in special times, the wearing time can be further shortened, and the use of high oxygen permeability contact lenses as far as possible, to avoid eye discomfort or corneal inflammation, and so on.
Frequent hand washing is an important means to prevent the spread of the virus, and it is also a key point to ensure the hygiene of wearing.As long as the virus is not completely eliminated, whether it is to remove contact lenses, or to clean and care for contact lenses, you should use the seven-step washing technique to thoroughly clean your hands.
In fact, as long as strictly follow the instructions to wear contact lenses, do a good job of hygiene and cleaning, to the lens and eye health.It is important to note that if there are severe symptoms such as redness, tingling, or cold symptoms such as fever, runny nose, be sure to see a doctor in time.