Now that we have your attention let’s get serious about eye protection. STOP SLEEPING IN YOUR CONTACTS. It’s warm out, the kids are home playing, you’re worried about other people coughing. Now eyes? Simple precautions can help you worry less. Limiting eye exposure can help. Here’s why:
Coronavirus may cause pink eye — but it’s rare. Even though it may be rare it’s even more important to see the eye care professionals. Pink eye is a sign of a compromised immune system. Many types of pink eye can be treated with drops. But an exam is necessary to determine the type you have.
“It’s important to remember that although there is a lot of concern about coronavirus, common sense precautions can significantly reduce your risk of getting infected. So wash your hands a lot, follow good contact lens hygiene and avoid touching or rubbing your nose, mouth and especially your eyes,” says ophthalmologist Sonal Tuli, MD, a spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
And don’t forget …
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers general guidelines for preventing the spread of coronavirus and protecting your health:
Last but not least, ease up on the toilet paper. There are those like the elderly & disabled who have a more difficult time getting their essentials.