A new study shows that people who wear glasses are three times less likely to get the coronavirus.
Scientists claim that the protection provided by glasses is “statistically significant” in the fight against Covid.
In the study published in India, the researchers also claimed that poor and uneducated people are more likely to contract the disease.
The study stated that this was because “they did not follow the preventive guidelines correctly” and that “there were [a] There are fewer people accustomed to using glasses than educated people.
Amit Kumar Saxena, who summarized the findings of the survey, said: “This study shows that people who wear glasses have a two to three times lower risk of developing Kovic compared to people who don̵
“If you use glasses for a long time, the protective effect of glasses is statistically significant.
“Touching and rubbing your eyes with contaminated hands may be an important route of infection.”
Researchers say that people touch their faces 23 times per hour and their eyes 3 times per hour.
The report reads: “The transmission occurs by touching the face, nose, mouth and eyes.
Wearing a mask correctly will greatly reduce the contact between your nose and mouth. But wearing a mask does not protect the eyes. “
The study included 304 Covid patients who assessed their glasses-wearing behavior through a questionnaire survey and compared them with existing general population studies.
The report author said that in all 58 patients, they wore glasses continuously during the day and outdoors.
Others said that due to the risk of infection, medical staff should use masks and goggles to protect their eyes.
Scientists say that wearing glasses does not protect the eyes like goggles, but it can provide “a certain degree of protection.”