HEALTH: Why You Should Wear Glasses Instead of Contacts Right Now


Bad news if you wear contact lenses. The American Academy of Ophthalmology is recommending that contact lens wearers should switch back to their glasses for the time being, to help stop the spread of coronavirus. According to the AAO website, "Contact lens wearers touch their eyes more than the average person. Consider wearing glasses more often, especially if you tend to touch your eyes a lot when your contacts are in. Substituting glasses for lenses can decrease irritation and force you to pause before touching your eye.”

Not only that, but wearing glasses affords you more protection because they act as a barrier to airborne droplets. (Today)