We strive to always take care of our community and have been following the news closely in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic and how it may impact Topfoxx and our customers. We have been able to recompile the following tips and advice from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Experts from the CDC are saying guarding your eyes — as well as your hands and mouth — can slow the spread of coronavirus.
Limiting eye exposure can help keep you extra protected. Here’s why:
Here’s a few tips to help keep you safe. Note the following tips are ways to keep you safer and will not keep you 100% protected, but as we like to say -- Something is better than nothing and want to be sure to keep our BossBabes informed:
Contact lens wearers touch their eyes more than the average person. Also, applying contacts requires touching the lenses directly with your fingers and into your eye.
Corrective lenses or sunglasses can shield your eyes from infected respiratory droplets. Though, the virus can still reach your eyes from the exposed sides, tops and bottoms of your glasses, American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends it's a better option than wearing nothing.
If you are a healthcare professional caring for a sick patient or someone caring for a family member who has been exposed, opt for safety goggles instead as they may offer a stronger defense.
Experts advise patients to stock up on critical medications, so that you'll have enough to get by if you are quarantined or if supplies become limited during an outbreak. Don't wait until the last minute to contact your pharmacy.
We all do it. While it can be hard to break this natural habit, doing so will lower your risk of infection. If you feel an urge to itch or rub your eye or even to adjust your glasses, use a tissue instead of your fingers. Dry eyes can lead to more rubbing, so consider adding moisturizing drops to your eye routine.
If you must touch your eyes for any reason — even to administer eye medicine — wash your hands thoroughly first with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Then wash them again afterwards.
The CDC offers these general guidelines to slow the spread of disease: