The New York Daily News reports:
People who wear glasses could be up to three times less likely to get coronavirus, according to a new study conducted in India. The preliminary study suggests that glass-wearers may have the extra protection because they tend to touch their eyes less frequently than most people.
“Touching and rubbing of the eyes with contaminated hands may be a significant route of infection” for COVID-19, the authors wrote in a report. The researchers found participants touched their face up to 23 times each hour on average and their eyes an average of three times per hour.
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People who wear glasses could be 2x to 3x LESS likely to get coronavirus, a preliminary study suggests.
(Don’t touch your eyes.) 🤓https://t.co/242o59uqV8
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) February 22, 2021