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Concerned about your eyes health? Here are ways you can protect them amid pandemic

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LAST UPDATED: Jan. 8, 2021, 1:01 p.m.

NEW DELHI (DIVYA SAINI): Eyes are the most sensitive part of the human body and protecting your eyes is must. Amid the corona pandemic the lockdown was imposed in the country due to which we have to stay at home at protect ourselves from the virus. But being at home, has made us very active on our gadgets. The rays of the computer, laptop, mobile and TV can harm the eyes.

Here are some ways to guard your eyes during this coronavirus pandemic:

1. Switch to glasses, if you wear contact lenses:

Wearing and removing the contact lenses increases the risk of spreading the coronavirus infection. But wearing glasses will reduce the touch to your eyes, keeping you safe from getting infected to the virus.

2. Wearing glasses will acts as a protection layer:

The glasses can help your eyes protected from the virus. Don’t be 100% dependent on the sunglasses as the virus can reach your eyes from the sides of the glasses, as it doesn’t covers your eyes completely.

3. Stock up on eye medicine if you face eye problems:

As experts advised patients to stock up on critical medicines when the lockdown imposed, so that you’ll not be short of it if the supply of medicines get limited.  

4. Avoid rubbing your eyes.

Rubbing the eyes can increase the risk of infection. If you feel an immediate urge to itch or rub your eye use a tissue instead of your fingers, as you never know you might be captured by the virus. Eyes can get dry in winter that leads to itching, you can add moisturizing drops to your eyes to prevent itching.

5. Practice safe hygiene and social distancing.

Wearing a mask whenever you go outside and washing your hands as many times as you can is the best way to avoid virus. You also need to follow good hygiene of your lenses and sunglasses. And the best way to avoid the virus is to avoid touching or rubbing your nose, mouth and eyes.

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