The most current CDC COVID-19 guidance states that it “may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes.” In order to prevent the spread of the virus, the CDC recommends washing hands often with soap and water and routinely cleaning high-contact surfaces like our eyeglasses. Building smart habits around keeping our glasses clean will help us keep ourselves and our loved ones healthy.
No Touching Your Face!
Reducing how often you touch your face and increasing the frequency of handwashing will help prevent the spread of COVID-19. People who wear reading glasses tend to put them on and take them off frequently, which means they should be even more vigilant about washing hands and eyewear.
Proper Care and Cleaning
When it comes to cleaning your eyeglasses, keep it simple. Lukewarm water and gentle dish soap are all you need to properly clean your eyeglasses. Start by rinsing lenses to eliminate residue, then work up a lather and clean all surfaces of your glasses. Finish by drying lenses and frames with a dry microfiber cloth. Pay special attention to the ear and nose pieces, where residue can really build up.
Dos & Don’ts
DO clean your eyewear frequently with soap and water.
DO NOT use harsh disinfectants on your glasses! That means no rubbing alcohol, bleach, ammonia, or products that contain those ingredients which can damage lens coatings and some frame materials.
DO pay attention and reduce the frequency with which you touch your face.
DO NOT forget to wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
DO clean your eyeglasses on a regular basis.
DO NOT hesitate to contact Eye Elegance with questions or concerns regarding your eyeglasses or your eye health. We are here for you!
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