In summer the intense sun requires us to wear sunglasses with an adequate solar filter to avoid the damage caused by UV rays, but this year in particular we must also protect ourselves from contagion against the Coronavirus. How to take care of our eyes then? Keep reading and we will explain the best solution.
Recently the World Health Organization has recognized the importance of protecting our eyes against the Coronavirus using glasses together with the mask. This is because the conjunctiva of the eye is a potential entry and contagion zone for the virus. For this reason, glasses -of any type- act as an additional protective barrier so that particles do not enter the eyes or to avoid contact with the hands.
So is there some type of glasses that offers better protection?
For low exposure to the virus, and if you are not in direct contact with infected patients or in public care where you interact with many people, it will be enough to wear glasses. However, it is advisable to use as far as possible those models that offer a top side closure, such as glasses with removable side wings.
The wings are protectors that are placed on the glasses and that fulfill three important functions: to be a barrier against the virus, to protect the eye contour and to block the wind, avoiding watery eyes. There are wings of different colors, both solid and translucent, and even totally colorless. If you’re driving, keep in mind that solid or translucent colored wings can decrease side vision.
At this time of year in summer, solar radiation is 3 times more intense and our eyes are sensitive to it, much more than the skin itself. There is an option to not neglect any aspect of protecting your eyes, both the risks involved in exposure to the sun’s rays and reducing the risks of contagion of COVID-19: Sun glasses with side wings that protect the eye area completely.
An example of this type of protection are our FEVER SOLAR and BRAVE SOLAR models. With different combinations of frame and wings, you will also find models with polarized lenses. Polarizing is a treatment that prevents glare from the reverberation of sunlight, improves sharpness and color contrast, and is ideal for avoiding glare in road driving or water activities.
It is likely that when using the mask together with the glasses, the vapor from the air that we release from our breath causes them to fog up and therefore discomfort.
Although there are different home tricks to avoid it, care must be taken not to damage the lenses and their treatments. We recommend using an effective and professional anti-fog solution. An anti-fog spray is ideal for these cases as it will keep the glasses free of fogging while acting as an antistatic cleaner.
Protect your eyes and do not forget to maintain strict hygiene, both your hands and your glasses. We must continue to be vigilant in taking care of our health: leave the house with your glasses, whether they are solar, neutral or prescription.
If your exposure to the virus is low, to leave the house and take trips or take a walk, the use of any type of glasses is recommended as one more barrier of protection against COVID-19. They can also prevent the hands from touching the eyes. A good option is a model closed on the sides for better isolation of the entire eye area, such as glasses with removable wings.
We recommend using a professional solution using a Spray with anti-fog liquid. It will prevent fogging, it will act as a cleaner for your glasses, and its antistatic effect will keep them dust-free. Our anti-fog liquid offers guaranteed effectiveness.
There are different options for visual protection against COVID-19 (Coronavirus) depending on the activity you develop. If you are directly in contact with the virus and therefore highly exposed, you will probably need goggle-type glasses. For other activities, such as customer service, in addition to the face shields, there is the option of neutral or prescription glasses closed on their sides by removable protectors.