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If you’re someone who's been wearing glasses during the pandemic, you might face problems like getting your glasses fogged up from your face mask but there’s an upside to it too!
A new study has found that people who wear glasses are two to three times less likely to be infected by COVID-19.
Researchers in India recently examined 304 patients on their glasses-wearing habits and used the results to compare with existing studies on the same habits on general population. Through the research, they found that the risk of getting infected by COVID-19 was less for glasses wearers.
“This present study showed that the risk of COVID was two to three times less in spectacles-wearing population than the population not using spectacles,” Amit Kumar Saxena said.
“[The] protective role of the spectacles was found statistically significant, [especially] if those were used for [a] long period of the day,” he added.
“Touching and rubbing of the eyes with contaminated hands may be a significant route of infection.”
“Touching one’s nose and mouth is significantly reduced when wearing a face mask properly. But wearing a face mask does not protect the eyes.”
“The nasolacrimal duct may be a route of virus transmission from conjunctival sac to the nasopharynx,” the study said.
The researcher also added that people touch their eyes on an average of three times an hour and touch their face on an average of 23 times per hour.
It is also revealed that 58 of the 304 patients continuously wore their glasses during the day and when engaged in outdoor activities.
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Info via Medrxiv , New York Post
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