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Can you get Covid-19 through your eyes? Possibly. Should we all be wearing goggles? Probably not.

July 31, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Contracting the virus through your eyes is probably less likely, however, than getting it through your nose or mouth or from inhaling it, Steinemann said.

Steinemann said that if a significant number of people were getting infected through their eyes, doctors would probably see more Covid-19 patients with conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye (though having pink eye doesn't necessarily mean you have the virus).

"Because some of the teachers were seeing people on television and wanted to wear eye shields. "

He continued, "And my response was, 'Well certainly, if you have an eye shield and you'd like to wear it, it could help because the virus could enter through the eye. ' That's not a recommendation that everybody should be wearing an eye shield. "

Steinemann said that eye coverings were a wise move for people who can't reliably practice social distancing or those who have to be in areas where the air may be contaminated, perhaps because they're a health care worker or a home caregiver for an infected patient.

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