July 30, 2020 1 min read

I spy the best eye protection from the coronavirus.

Dr. Anthony Fauci suggested that eye protection, like goggles or face shields, could help protect from COVID-19 along with wearing face masks.

“If you have goggles or an eye shield, you should use it,” he told ABC, “if you really want perfect protection of the mucosal surfaces.”

While his word isn’t a mandate, keeping your eyes safe can’t hurt.

“It makes sense that using any precaution that shields your face, including your eyes, would be beneficial,” Dr. Jake Deutsch, a Manhattan physician and the clinical director and co-founder of Specialty Infusion, told The Post in early March of eye protection helping protect against virus infections.

However, face masks are still the best deterrent of the virus. On July 14, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield said that the pandemic could be controlled in six to eight weeks if everyone in America diligently wore masks.


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