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Here’s Why You Should Consider Switching From Contacts to Glasses

One of the easiest ways germs can be spread is through touch. For example, if you previously touched a contaminated surface and then continued to touch your face such as your eyes, nose or mouth; there is a chance you can become sick.

Therefore, health officials have been cautioning us to avoid touching our face as much as possible.

Personally, I’ve never worn glasses, but most of my friends do. I’d say the majority of my friends opt to wearing contacts; my one friend even has green colored contacts and they look amazing on her, but that’s beside the point!

My point is, is that health officials are now saying to nix your contacts and here’s why!

We should try to limit touching our face as much as possible, and trust me I know how hard that is especially as woman because I’m constantly fixing my makeup.. which is ultimately, on my FACE, ugh!

Recently, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Dr. Sonal Tulsi, is recommending individuals who wear contacts to switch to glasses instead.

By doing so, this will help eliminate the spread of germs by decreasing the amount of times you touch your eye.

Switching over from contacts to glasses, can also protect you from the spray of droplets a sick person produces when he/she coughs or sneezes.

Now even if you do choose to switch over to those glasses you haven’t worn since middle school, doing so doesn’t 100% protect you from the virus. So make sure to still keep up with good hygiene and washing your hands every single day!

To find out more information, visit the American Academy of Ophthalmology’ website.