Novel coronavirus: the importance of protecting your eyes
By now most of us are aware of the virus that started in China late in 2019. The novel coronavirus has a variety of symptoms, often presenting with fever and respiratory tract problems that can range from mild to severe illness. Conjunctivitis or “Pink eyes” may in rare cases be present with patients that has become ill with the coronavirus. There are currently 168 countries where the corona virus is active, and the amount of infected people in South Africa is on the rise.
Envision Covid-19 Protocol
The safety and well-being of our patients and staff is our priority.
Patients and staff are required to follow strict protocols, as outlined below, including full-time mask wearing while in the building, Physical distancing, and stringent hand hygiene.
Covid-19: Should You Be Wearing Your Contacts or Switch to Glasses?
There is no easy answer. It is however important to wash your hands and not to touch your face to prevent transmission. Wearing either glasses or contacts causes people to touch their face or eyes more frequently, whether consciously or sub-consciously.
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