Contact lens wearers would do well to switch to glasses for now, during the coronavirus pandemic, according to medical experts.

Wearing contacts could put you at greater risk of contracting coronavirus as well as conjunctivitis — an infection also known as pink eye — now seen as a symptom of the virus.

The contact between contact-wearers’ finger and eyes may be the culprit, while putting them in and removing/adjusting them, as well as glasses acting as a kind of shield keeping people from touching their faces.

“If you’re wearing contact lenses, you need to take a break,” Dr.

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