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I am one of them. Are you?

A new study says people, who wear glasses are three times less likely to catch the coronavirus because they don’t rub their eyes as often.

Lead researcher Amit Saxena says,  “Transmission occurs by touching the face, nose, mouth, and eyes. Touching one’s nose and mouth is significantly reduced when wearing a face mask properly. But wearing a face mask does not protect the eyes. Touching and rubbing of the eyes with contaminated hands may be a significant route of infection for the virus. The risk of Covid-19 was two to three times less in the spectacles-wearing population than the population not using spectacles. This might be due to less touching and rubbing of eyes while wearing spectacles. The protective role of spectacles was found statistically significant.“

So wearing has some advantages!