Just as coronavirus can spread through the mouth and nose, it can also spread through the eyes. Certain parts of the body are made of mucus membranes, and as such, the eyes, like the nose and mouth, are susceptible to transmission. When a person with coronavirus coughs, sneezes or talks, virus particles in the form of tiny droplets can enter through these mucus membranes. You can also become infected by touching something that has the virus on it and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes.
Tips To Protect Your Eyes And Your Health:
- Avoid rubbing your eyes.
- Avoid touching your nose, mouth and eyes.
- Wash your hands often.
- Opt for eye glasses over contact lenses for a while.
- Wearing glasses can also protect your eyes from contaminates, to some degree.
- If you do wear contacts, follow good contact lens hygiene.
Though rare, it may also be possible for coronavirus to cause conjunctivitis (pink eye). If you think you have a pink eye infection, stay calm, and contact our office. Remember that pink eye itself can be contagious, so practice good eye hygiene to avoid getting it or transferring infection to someone else.