Enabling you to protect your health is at the heart of everything we do at SafetyBlue™. In these trying times, that mission is more important than ever. We understand that your life may be in flux due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and that technology’s role is vital in keeping up with work and entertaining the family while staying inside all day.
We wanted to bring to your attention that an added benefit of wearing protective eyewear during this time lies in the relationship between the transmission of the coronavirus and your eyes.
It is currently thought that COVID-19 spreads from person to person mainly through airborne “respiratory droplets” produced when someone coughs or sneezes - much like the flu virus spreads. Medical experts are unsure, however, whether someone can contract the virus by touching a surface or object that has COVID -19 on it and then touching their mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes.
Peking University respiratory specialist Wang Guangfa believes he contracted COVID-19 when he came into contact with patients at health clinics in China. Wang reported that his left eye became inflamed afterward, followed by a fever and a buildup of mucus in his nose and throat. He subsequently was diagnosed with the new coronavirus.
According to the South China Morning Post, Wang believes the virus entered his left eye because he wasn’t wearing protective eyewear. Dr. Jan Evans Patterson, professor of medicine and pathology in the Long School of Medicine’s infectious diseases division at UT Health San Antonio, confirms that a scenario like Wang’s could potentially happen.
In Wang’s situation, she says, respiratory droplets from an infected person might have reached his eyes or other mucous membranes. Generally, though, the transmission of COVID-19 comes with so many unknowns that it’s “plausible, but unlikely” to contract it through hand-to-eye contact, says Dr. Stephen Thomas, chief of infectious diseases at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York.
SafetyBlue™ has three products that, because of their adjustable, stretchy band, provide the ultimate protection from blue and green light, debris, and germs entering the eye.
We are offering these at a 20% discount through mid-April. For 20% off use code: SB2020
Red & orange lenses both block blue and green light
Red lenses are for use at night to wind down before bed
Orange lenses can be used day and night as needed to rest and protect the eyes
All 3 styles come with an adjustable strap to pull the foam gasket close, firmly encasing the eyes
All 3 styles will fit children 7+
Getting plenty of sleep and shielding your eyes from ongoing digital exposure (which can cause headaches, digital eye fatigue, and sleep disruptions) is one way to give your body a boost in the face of stress and uncertainty.
Whether telecommuting has added additional screen time to your routine, or gaming and binge-watching your favorite shows is how you unwind, we encourage you to give your eyes some extra love. And possibly most important, stay proactive and positive!