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(Some Spectacled Guy)   Glasses-wearers less likely to catch coronavirus. Suck it, non-nerds   (jamanetwork.com) divider line
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2020-09-26 10:12:26 AM  
For those that don't read the article, it doesn't necessarily state a difference between glasses vs contact lens wearers; it's stating wearing glasses vs not wearing glasses. I.e. having glasses on provides a measure of virus protection. In other words, if you do not require vision correction, you may see a reduction in exposure risk just by wearing nonprescription glasses all day.

(Not subby, I just read this and some other articles that suggest the eyes are a key infection route)
 
2020-09-26 10:17:11 AM  
Cold and flu viruses often enter the body through the tear ducts.  That is why they have been saying "don't touch your face!".  Glasses make it harder to transfer germs from your hands to your eyes.
 
2020-09-26 10:31:07 AM  
I'm so badly nearsighted that I depend on contact lenses to see better. I'm a poor candidate for refractive surgery or even cataract surgery.
 
2020-09-26 10:36:47 AM  
OK, so it's masks and sunglasses.
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2020-09-26 11:13:59 AM  
Funny thing is two or three of my coworkers stopped regularly wearing their glasses regularly because of the masks kept steaming them up.

/I'm too blind to function without mine.
 
2020-09-26 11:21:44 AM  
I have been surprised not to see mass marketed face shields yet.
 
2020-09-26 11:32:03 AM  

wejash: I have been surprised not to see mass marketed face shields yet.


My local Costco had a 5-pack of face shields next to the gallon jugs of hand sanitizer.
 
2020-09-26 11:56:39 AM  

Ivo Shandor: wejash: I have been surprised not to see mass marketed face shields yet.

My local Costco had a 5-pack of face shields next to the gallon jugs of hand sanitizer.


Shoot, a fella' could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff
 
2020-09-26 12:02:58 PM  

wejash: I have been surprised not to see mass marketed face shields yet.


They don't work.
 
2020-09-26 12:55:18 PM  
Well ok then.
 
2020-09-26 12:58:37 PM  
Is there any scientific data on the benefits of wearing ones's sunglasses at night?
 
2020-09-26 1:07:01 PM  
I started wearing sunglasses everywhere after reading some early rumblings about this. Not like the precaution was a burden and any extra buffer between me and this virus is a plus in my book.
 
2020-09-26 1:09:50 PM  

Cafe Threads: wejash: I have been surprised not to see mass marketed face shields yet.

They don't work.


Can you explain how glasses are more effective than a full-facial shield? Seems counter intuitive to me.
 
2020-09-26 1:15:50 PM  
One study with a sample size of 276 does not a confirmation make.
 
2020-09-26 1:16:08 PM  
I prefer to just go all out and wear a welder's helmet to feel safe.

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2020-09-26 1:19:10 PM  

wejash: I have been surprised not to see mass marketed face shields yet.



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2020-09-26 1:21:07 PM  
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2020-09-26 1:21:20 PM  

wejash: I have been surprised not to see mass marketed face shields yet.


Where I am, at least one of the local Wal-Marts has put up a big display with a variety of them in the last week or so.  (Wal-Mart also has a mandatory mask policy across Canada for all customers, so they are doing the right thing here.  Most people are compliant, security was called for at least one belligerent non-compliant person while I was in one briefly, so we still have covidiots here.)
 
2020-09-26 1:27:20 PM  
Suck it TWO EYES!

Kinda suspected as much. But I do touch my glasses to adjust fairly often. Been concerned with transferring the virus from my hands to frame or lenses, and infecting myself. So I also spray glasses with disinfectant when i get home.
 
2020-09-26 1:27:54 PM  

Cafe Threads: wejash: I have been surprised not to see mass marketed face shields yet.

They don't work.


Yeah? Why do they wear them in hospitals to treat COVID patients?
 
2020-09-26 1:30:36 PM  
 
2020-09-26 1:42:37 PM  
One of the few times I've been happy to be a "In daylight/brightly lit areas?  Sunglasses are on." kinda jackhole.  I guess at least it finally does me some good, so that's a nice switch.

/as far as I can tell I'm half vampire
//no, really
///I got the half that's all the vulnerabilities involving sunlight - and not a single cool power to offset.  Woo.
 
2020-09-26 1:43:44 PM  

snocone: OK, so it's masks and sunglasses.
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Can we get Corey Hart to update his famous song?
 
2020-09-26 1:47:28 PM  
For me, it's because I don't like wearing a mask when it fogs up my glasses, so I don't go out much (as I also won't go out WITHOUT a mask). It might help, it might not, but wearing one doesn't hurt me any.

/baaa
 
2020-09-26 1:57:20 PM  

wejash: I have been surprised not to see mass marketed face shields yet.


I've been wearing one every time I deal with customers since May or so. I'm the only one in my office to do so, and I was the first in the office to wear a mask, too. I'm also the only one in the office who wears a mask consistently, rather than dangling it off one ear like an idiot or constantly putting it on and taking it off again all day long.
 
2020-09-26 2:04:32 PM  

Cafe Threads: wejash: I have been surprised not to see mass marketed face shields yet.

They don't work.


Citation, please.
 
2020-09-26 2:07:27 PM  

uttertosh: Cafe Threads: wejash: I have been surprised not to see mass marketed face shields yet.

They don't work.

Can you explain how glasses are more effective than a full-facial shield? Seems counter intuitive to me.


What the glasses do is discourage you from rubbing your eyes with your germ infested mitts. You still need a cloth mask to cover your nose and mouth.

Eye protection won't filter out pathogens and dust particles in the air.

A face shield is just a slab of plastic in front of your face. That'll protect against blood splatter or paint balls or mud, etc to some degree but it's still easy to reach under it and rub your eyes and it's not going to block fine particles swirling in the air. Safety goggles are probably a better bet for keeping things out of your eyes. Still need to wear a mask to filter out particulates in the air.
 
2020-09-26 2:11:37 PM  

KarmicDisaster: Cafe Threads: wejash: I have been surprised not to see mass marketed face shields yet.

They don't work.

Yeah? Why do they wear them in hospitals to treat COVID patients?



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2020-09-26 2:14:26 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: wejash: I have been surprised not to see mass marketed face shields yet.

I've been wearing one every time I deal with customers since May or so. I'm the only one in my office to do so, and I was the first in the office to wear a mask, too. I'm also the only one in the office who wears a mask consistently, rather than dangling it off one ear like an idiot or constantly putting it on and taking it off again all day long.


What? You don't make nose-stuck-out fashion statements?
 
2020-09-26 2:15:26 PM  

MechaPyx: uttertosh: Cafe Threads: wejash:

What the glasses do is discourage you from rubbing your eyes with your germ infested mitts.


You don't wear glasses, do you? I'm constantly adjusting my mask with my grimy mitts because my glasses get fogged up.
 
2020-09-26 2:16:54 PM  
 
2020-09-26 2:17:53 PM  

SafetyThird: MechaPyx: uttertosh: Cafe Threads: wejash:

What the glasses do is discourage you from rubbing your eyes with your germ infested mitts.

You don't wear glasses, do you? I'm constantly adjusting my mask with my grimy mitts because my glasses get fogged up.


I do. No amount of adjusting fixes it. Fogged glasses is just how it's gonna be for now.  =/
 
2020-09-26 2:19:18 PM  

Cafe Threads: wejash: I have been surprised not to see mass marketed face shields yet.

They don't work.


Face shields are minimal protection against the inhaled route but might be more useful against the eye route.  However, the authors weren't even looking at that route--but at the fact that wearing glasses means you don't unconsciously touch your eyes.
 
2020-09-26 2:25:56 PM  
The virus almost always gets in through the mouth, nose, or eyes, and it has a short lifespan on surfaces. So, if you're wearing a mask and you have eye protection, it only makes sense that you're far less likely to get the 'rona than with just the mask.

For those who don't wear glasses normally, a cheap-ass pair of sunglasses or any form of face shield works too.
 
2020-09-26 2:26:20 PM  
Did they account for the four-eyed nerds don't engage in close personal contact factor?

/"guys don't spread viruses to girls who wear glasses"
//is that obscure now?
 
2020-09-26 2:32:34 PM  

bughunter: Did they account for the four-eyed nerds don't engage in close personal contact factor?

/"guys don't spread viruses to girls who wear glasses"
//is that obscure now?


The overwhelming majority of people get it from a stranger in a public place, not from hugging or farking, so I doubt this is more than a tiny factor.
 
2020-09-26 2:41:06 PM  
Try using microscope
 
2020-09-26 2:41:52 PM  

MechaPyx: What the glasses do is discourage you from rubbing your eyes with your germ infested mitts. You still need a cloth mask to cover your nose and mouth.


I don't rub my eyes. I do adjust my glasses often.
 
2020-09-26 2:44:28 PM  
I feel redeemed after all those years of being called four eyes.
 
2020-09-26 2:48:00 PM  

trerro: bughunter: Did they account for the four-eyed nerds don't engage in close personal contact factor?

/"guys don't spread viruses to girls who wear glasses"
//is that obscure now?

The overwhelming majority of people get it from a stranger in a public place, not from hugging or farking, so I doubt this is more than a tiny factor.


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2020-09-26 3:18:56 PM  
So it's been a visually transmitted infection this while time.

Stock up on cool shades you farking plague rats.
 
2020-09-26 3:32:28 PM  
While it may be true that wearing glasses might make a difference in infection rates, the sample size in the paper is 16. That's... not a convincing sample size. Moreover, the number of patients who were wearing glasses is a lot smaller than the normal incidence in the general population there (about 6% versus about 32%).

It could just as well be "most of the people who wear glasses might have already had it and died, while these sixteen people are just the lucky ones with a slightly better immune system."

Or, on the other hand, "people with glasses tend to be immune for some weird reason, and these sixteen are the ones with immune system compromise."
 
2020-09-26 3:34:03 PM  
I've worn glasses for 61 years and spent much of my live in snow country wearing a ski mask.  Adjusting a face mask so your glasses don't fog/frost up isn't difficult.
 
2020-09-26 3:34:34 PM  
"life"
 
2020-09-26 3:42:53 PM  
Let's face it, you wouldn't think he was very smart at all if he didn't wear a pair of cheaters

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Just another scientist with ill-fitting synthetic-fiber clothes.
 
2020-09-26 3:54:29 PM  

Jack Sabbath: Is there any scientific data on the benefits of wearing ones's sunglasses at night?


Recent research suggests it can have some statistically significant benefits in regards to weave watching, story line breathing and vision tracking in eyes.
 
2020-09-26 4:02:03 PM  
yeah...this...strikes me as nothing to do with glasses or with eye physiology and everything to do with "noise" being mistaken for "data" in the infection rates

Like, either it had to be, fewer, exactly the same, more. 3 choices, and only two of them likely.
 
2020-09-26 4:03:58 PM  
I was really hoping to open this and discover that it was a hot/cute chicks with glasses thread. :(
 
2020-09-26 4:27:47 PM  

WoodyHayes: I was really hoping to open this and discover that it was a hot/cute chicks with glasses thread. :(


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