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Coronavirus, how to take care of your eyes during this confinement period?

We are currently lockdown. We would like to salute the hospital staff and all those who find themselves working so that the Covid-19 does not spread.


Besides, it is strictly forbidden to go out under penalty of having to pay a fine or even ending up in a cell. Go out only to go to the pharmacy or for other very urgent things!


If you are sick, or think you have contracted the virus, do not go out! You must call the number available to you for a qualified team to take care of you.



To contribute to this national appeal, here is how to protect your eyes in this period of crisis:


It is perfectly normal to want to spend time watching television, consulting your laptop or being at your computer. Not to mention the video calls to reach relatives, also confined to the house and therefore available for a conversation. Not to mention the video calls to reach relatives, also confined to the house and therefore available for a conversation. Here are some activities to do during this confinement period:


  • Favor board games
  • story telling
  • Coloring or painting


In fact, too many screens during the confinement period also result in tired eyes, red eyes or even headaches. If you have no other choice, if you are working from home for example, we advise you to:


  • Wear blue light glasses
  • Lower the brightness of your screens
  • Take breaks every two hours. Remember to take breaks regularly while playing the 20/20 game: look away for 20 seconds, every 20 minutes.


When we spend more time indoors, we demand more of our near vision. It is one of the factors for the development of myopia in children. To limit the development of myopia in children and preserve their visual health in the long term, the ideal is of course to encourage outdoor activities. In addition, children will be able to fill up with vitamin D favorable for good eye health.


Simple steps to protect your health and that of those around you

  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Cough or sneeze into the elbow or into a tissue
  • Use and dispose of single-use tissues
  • Greet without shaking hands, no hugs


Also note that the mask to protect yourself from the virus is only effective at around 75%. Why ? Only the nose and mouth are protected and not the eyes! It is therefore also essential to protect your eyes with a few simple gestures,


  • Avoid touching your eyes;
  • Clean your glasses with the lens cleaner;
  • Cover your eyes, if possible, when you go out.


COVID-19 can then be contracted if you touch contaminated objects or surfaces and then touch your eyes, nose or mouth. Covid-19 can also be spread through the eye secretions of someone infected with the virus. So be very careful.


What are the symptoms of Covid-19?


Affected individuals may experience the following symptoms:

  • runny nose
  • sore throat
  • cough
  • fever
  • breathing difficulties (severe cases)


Also note that some researchers have revealed another symptom, conjunctivitis. This is what the American Academy of Ophthalmology said in a statement. The coronavirus could therefore cause this inflammation of the eye, and can be transmitted by aerosol contact with the conjunctiva, the mucous membrane that covers the inside of the eyelids.


Patel Optics wholeheartedly supports those affected by this disease, as well as their loved ones.

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