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Stop Touching Your Face By Wearing Glasses, Not Contacts

As public health officials work around the clock to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, everyone else is trying their best to up their personal hygiene. Washing your hands for 20 seconds and not touching your face are two of the strongest recommendations the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has to prevent getting sick whether from COVID-19 (the disease caused by coronavirus), cold, or flu. Once you’re actively trying not to touch your face, though, you’ll probably catch yourself scratching at your temple or rubbing your eyes around 400 times a day. One expert has a simple suggestion to cut down on the face-touching: swap out your contacts for glassesREAD FULL ARTICLE

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The CDC, American Optometric Association and the Kansas State Board of Optometry are continuing to require optometrists, their staff members and patients to wear face covering in optometry offices.

In accordance with this, we are continuing to wear masks and are requiring that our patients do so as well. We are also maintaining social distancing and carefully cleaning all rooms and equipment after each use.

Thank you for your understanding. Let’s all work together to get through this difficult time.