Can wearing glasses reduce the risk of COVID-19?

People wearing eyeglasses may be less at risk for catching COVID-19 than those who do not wear glasses, early Chinese research suggests.

Study researchers analyzed information from 276 patients at a hospital in Hubei Province, China, and found that only 6% said they wore glasses for more than 8 hours a day, all of which had myopia, or nearsightedness. This is significantly lower than previous research with an estimated rate of myopia in Hubei, which was 31.5%.