During the COVID-19 global pandemic the world learned a great deal about how infections spread and mutate, and ways we can protect each other from the spread of disease.
While temporary disease mitigation efforts such as constant masking and social distancing will eventually ease up, some healthy habits are worth continuing. Here are our favorite hygiene rules to keep in your safety arsenal for good:
- Handwashing. There’s nothing as effective against the spread of disease and infection as frequent and proper handwashing after every potential contamination. The technique: Use plenty of soap and warm water. Rub palms together, rub the backs of your hands with the palms, then interlace fingers and scrub between. Don’t forget to scrub under fingernails and around your wrists, too. It should take at least 20 seconds—about the time it takes to sing “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.”
- Staying home when you’re sick. Don’t be a hero: If you’re sick and/or feverish—even if you have tested negative for COVID-19—stay home until your fever breaks, you get the all-clear from your doctor, or you feel fully able to perform your job duties without getting anyone else sick.
In order to further minimize the risk of infecting others, use home delivery services for meals and essential home supplies while you recuperate. If you can’t avoid going out, do your “neighbors” a favor and revert to the 6-foot social distancing rule.
- Masking up in certain situations. If you have a contagious disease like a cold or flu, wear your mask in public at any time you can’t use social distance. Take advantage of vaccinations to protect yourself and others from preventable communicable diseases.
- Consider vision correction. As we work to prevent the transfer of germs and maintain cleanliness, many people are turning to vision correction. Rather than having to constantly remove glasses to clean the fog from them (which leads to unnecessary touching of the face), or having to place and reposition contact lenses throughout the day (excessive touching of the eyes), vision correction – like SoftTouch LASIK and ZEISS SMILE – can remove the need for corrective eyewear altogether.
If you’re considering vision correction, contact Lake Lazer Eye Center now for a free, private consultation with Dr. Khambati. Stay safe out there!
Lake Lazer Eye Center offers convenient and affordable payment plans for SoftTouch LASIK and the ZEISS SMILE procedure, and Dr. Khambati has helped thousands of people from all over the world escape the restrictions of glasses and contacts. In the event that you’re not a candidate for vision correction, we’ll assist you with a contact lens evaluation or a selection of designer and specialty eyewear.