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How to take care of your eyes during COVID?

As the world tries to overcome the pandemic, doctors and researchers are working hard to comprehend COVID’s contagious nature. We now know infections happen when individuals come in contact with contaminated surfaces. The nose and mouth are common entry points for the virus. Transmission through the eyes is less likely but possible.

Can COVID spread through the eyes?

  • Most people get COVID by breathing respiratory droplets—tiny drops of saliva or mucus produced during sneezing and coughing—carrying the virus through the nose and mouth.
  • But droplets can enter the body through our eyes too—you can get infected if you touch your eyes after touching a contaminated surface.

How to protect your eyes?

  • Avoid touching or rubbing your eyes.
  • Switch from contacts to glasses.
  • Maintain a distance of two meters.
  • Wash your hands.
  • Try not to touch your eyes.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces—desks, computers, keyboards, telephones, door handles, and cell phones.

What precautions to take when visiting an eye hospital?

If you have blurred vision or eyes that feel irritated and dry, visit your nearest eye hospital.

When planning to visit a hospital you should

  • Take an appointment in advance.
  • Wear a mask.
  • Be prepared for screening before you enter the hospital.
  • Keep your mask on the entire time you’re in the building (even when you’re alone).
  • Arrive on time to maintain physical distancing at the hospital.
  • Wash your hands.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Limit the number of people going with you.
  • Sanitize yourself when you’re back.

Finally, use common sense to stay healthy. Wash your hands a lot and maintain a distance of two meters when in crowds.

At MM Chokshi Eye Hospital, we have a team of eye doctors and eye surgeons who are well-equipped and experienced to guide you with eye-related problems.

Look at the world with more clarity. Make an Appointment today.

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