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Covid 19, is it better to use glasses or contact lenses?

Contact lenses or glasses

If there’s one thing everyone has learned by heart over the past few weeks, it’s to wash our hands regularly, with soap and water. In these times when any action involving manipulation with the hands is scary, is it advisable to wear contact lenses? Or on the contrary, would it be safer to opt for glasses … Here is what our professionals recommend.

The risks of infection from wearing contact lenses

The virus can enter through the nose, eyes and mouth. While wearing masks limits the risk of bacteria being transmitted through the nose and mouth, the eyes are still fairly exposed. The fact that contact lens wearers have to handle the lenses before inserting them into the eyes actually increases the risk of infection. However, any contact lens wearer also knows that the basic rules always start with impeccable hand hygiene.

Inserting the lenses in 4 steps

Pandemic or not, the first step is to wash your hands well, for at least 30 seconds, preferably with antibacterial soap. It will then be necessary to dry them well. To avoid any confusion, always start with the same eye. Check that the lens, which you have would have soaked in its solution before, is in place (in the form of a bowl) before placing it on the tip of the index finger. With the same hand, pull the lower eyelid with your middle finger and the upper eyelid with the other hand. Gently release your eyelids and close your eyes for a few seconds to let the lens take its place. This procedure will help you take good care of your lenses and eyes.

What about wearing glasses in all of this?

Of course, glasses remain a simpler and faster option. However, like any surface, glasses should also be regularly cleaned. In fact, find some tips against fog on the lenses here: https://pateloptics.com/2020/05/21/masque-de-protection-comment-eviter-la-buee-sur-les-lunettes/?lang=fr. Preferably, opt for soapy water (even dish soap) for the cleaning The oily film left on it will cause the steam to glide over for a few hours.

If the lenses offer a better field of vision, they also require a lot of meticulousness while handling. In the end, whether you opt for lenses or glasses, you will have to follow the precise procedures for their maintenance.

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Protective mask: how to avoid fogging on glasses?

The Covid-19 undoubtedly leaves a legacy in Mauritius. In addition to the economic slowdown, the government has put in place several measures to ensure the safety of Mauritians. We are witnessing a partial containment recently, and the law now requires the wearing of a mask in public places. However, those wearing glasses are sometimes embarrassed by the appearance of fogging. Then, what shall we do?

Here are 5 tips:


1 / Correctly position the protective mask

2 / Use a ‘clips’ to prevent air from escaping.

3 / Protect your glasses with a gel or an anti-fog spray

4 / Apply soap or shaving foam on both sides of your glasses. Spread it out with a microfiber cloth, rinse your glasses, then let them air dry.

5 / Place a tissue (disposable) between your mask and your skin. The handkerchief will absorb moisture.


You will agree that the fogging on the glasses is not pleasant, we have to clean them often enough. In addition, we have to put our hands in the face, which is not recommended because of the coronavirus.


To protect yourself as much as possible, we invite you to follow these simple actions!

Seniors: wear suitable glasses

A large number of elderly people do not wear glasses adapted to their vision. According to a study by the Journal of the American medical association (Jama), 4 out of 10 seniors wear unsuitable glasses. Often for financial reasons, seniors tend to neglect their visual health, even though they are often the most affected. However, almost half of the elderly people concerned could have improved eyesight thanks to corrections adapted to their disorders, whether it be myopia, astigmatism or farsightedness.


Greater dependence on vision problems

Eyesight problemsare disabling on a daily basis. As we get older, we are more at risk and we may find ourselves in a situation of daily dependence. Indeed, a significant drop in vision prevents the person concerned from making certain usual gestures such as driving for example. However, many older people continue to wear unsuitable glasses. Whatever the reasons, financial or otherwise, wearing unsuitable glasses is not without consequences. In addition to the risk of falling, quality of life is affected, as are activities of daily living, which can also lead to depression due to isolation.


How to choose your eyeglasses well ?

The most important aspect of choosing new lenses should not be overlooked: the type of correction. Thus, in case of presbyopia, it would be necessary to bring two pairs of glasses, to see near and far. Otherwise, we should favor bifocals, or progressive glasses, more modern and aesthetic.


The aesthetic side

Another criteria that comes into consideration is the frame. Shape, color, the aesthetic aspect could encourage the elderly to put aside their old frames in favor of a more suitable pair. So, it is advisable to favor light colors when you get older because too dark frames tend to harden the look. Then, of course, you have to choose a pair of glasses according to the shape of your face.


Do not hesitate to ask your optician for advice. It will help you find a pair of glasses that are perfectly suited, both medically and aesthetically. You will be offered a large choice of frames, depending on your budget or simply your preferences.


How to choose glasses according to the shape of the face

Many of you wear eyeglasses… round, square, cat-eye, there are many styles of glasses. But do you know which pair of glasses will suit you best? Do you know the shape of your face? We tell you everything in this article…


What is the shape of your face?


First, you need to know what is the shape of your face, the size of your nose and the width of your eyes. Besides, know that there are 7 basic forms, here they are:


  • Round and full face


It is advisable to opt for a rectangular or square pair in order to refine the shape of your face. Round or oval glasses tend to blend with the shape of an equally round face.


  • Oval face


If you have an oval face, you are lucky because the proportions of the latter are balanced. Therefore, you can afford to wear everything, round glasses, square, cat’s eye, rectangular among others.


  • Lower base triangle face


If you have a fairly small forehead, and your cheeks and chin are wider, you have a triangular face with a lower base. In this case, choose thick frames, with bright colors to accentuate the eyes and rebalance it all.


  • Upper base triangular face


You will understand, in this case it is the forehead which is wider than the rest of the face. So opt for a pair of glasses with thin rounded frames and made of light materials. Avoid strong colors and favor pastel colors.


  • Rectangular face


We are talking here of a rather long and not very broad face. The cat eye style will delight you. You can also opt for frames with patterns or several colors. You will need to avoid rectangular glasses which will tend to harden your face.


  • Square face


If you have a strong jaw and a broad forehead, the shape of your face is square. Opt for geometric shapes while avoiding the square, or soften your face with an oval or round frame.


  • Rhombus face


This form is very rare, where the line of the eye and the jaw is narrow with wide cheekbones. Invest in frameswith geometric shapes, or even in cat or butterfly eye. This choice will allow you to soften your features at the cheekbones.


What other elements to consider?


Consideration should also be given to eye spacing, including:


  • For wide-eyed, opt for a dark color on the deck;
  • Eyes close together, a small or light colored bridge


Also know that you must follow a paramount rule: Make sure that the top of the frame is just below your eyebrows, these are the very soul of your personality, they are the lines of expression , it would be a shame to hide them. Besides, if it is, it will not be very beautiful to see.


Maybe you need more advice? Visit one of our branches, notably in Port-Louis, Rose Hill, Beau Bassin or even Triolet. Our experts will be happy to advise you in the choice of your prescription glasses.