How Should You Care For You Eyes During Pandemic?

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SARS-CoV-2 caused COVID-19 illness has lately become a worldwide pandemic. It is extremely contagious and has a high mortality rate, particularly among the elderly and those with chronic diseases such as chronic respiratory illness, diabetes, immunological suppression, and cardiovascular disease.

The government has encouraged everyone to stay at home and avoid direct contact with others. Because of this, more people are addicted to their phones, TVs, and laptops. If not treated, this fixation can have a significant impact on your health as well as the state of your eyes.

It is essential to take appropriate care of the eyes in order to minimize the chances of infectious diseases. Avoid touching or rubbing your eyes. Protecting the eyes, as well as the hands, nose, and mouth, can help to reduce the transmission of coronavirus. Because unclean hands are a source of virus infection, it is strongly advised to wash hands often with soap and water or hand sanitizers. If necessary, masks should be worn on a frequent basis. When coughing or sneezing, the mouth and nose must be completely covered.

Wearing glasses and other protective gear may provide an extra layer of security. Even though proper eyeglasses or sunglasses can help screen the eyes from contaminated respiratory droplets, they do not completely protect the eyes. The virus can still enter the eyes through the top, bottom, and open sides of the glasses. Safety goggles or a face shield should be used for full facial protection.

Contact lens wearers must maintain the good hygiene when wearing contact lenses to protect their eyes during a pandemic. Wash your hands before and after touching the contact lens to prevent from germs attached to the lens. Not only does proper cleanliness assist in minimizing transmission of coronavirus, but it also helps to avoid infectious eye disorders caused by other germs. 

Contact your optometrist if your contact lens prescription is about to expire or has expired or you can purchase contact lenses through our website at or if you just nearby Petaling Jaya area you can drop by to our shop at Malaya Optical Optometrist.

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