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Coronavirus latest: Can wearing glasses add a layer of protection against the virus?

Coronavirus latest: Can wearing glasses add a layer of protection against the virus? 1

The AAO however says corrective lenses or sunglasses can shield eyes from infected respiratory droplets, but adds they don’t provide 100 percent security.

It advises: “The virus can still reach your eyes from the exposed sides, tops and bottoms of your glasses.

“If you’re caring for a sick patient or potentially exposed person, safety goggles may offer a stronger defence.”

Robyn Gershon, an epidemiology professor at New York University’s School of Global Public Health, has also suggested glasses may offer a layer of protection.

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