According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Coronavirus can spread through the eyes, just like through the mouth or nose.
When someone with Coronavirus coughs or talks, virus particulates can spray from their mouth or nose into your face. You are likely to breathe these particles through your mouth or nose, but the droplets can also enter your body through your eyes. Additionally, the virus can be spread through tears. Touching tears or a surface where tears have landed is another way someone can become infected.
You can also become infected by touching your eyes after touching something that has the virus on it.
Coronavirus may cause a pink eye infection (conjunctivitis), but this is rare. If you have pink eye, don’t panic. Simply call your doctor or ophthalmologist to let them know and follow their instructions for care.
As always, be careful. Avoid touching your eyes and face. Wash your hands frequently. If you wear contact lenses, be sure to use good lens hygiene.
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