To wear or not to wear goggles: that is the question some are asking.  At least, this has been on the minds of some Americans since Dr. Anthony Fauci claimed “… if you really want to be complete, you should probably use [goggles or an eye shield] if you can.” Samuel Botros taps into whether or not you should scurry to grab one of the other for yourself.

Do you need to wear eye shields or goggles to protect yourself from COVID-19?

According to White House advisor and acclaimed immunologist, Dr. Anthony Fauci, eye shields and goggles can help prevent your chances of contracting COVID-19.  In fact, he even went so far as to say that you should use such protection, if you can.  However, with all things considered, neither are completely necessary for every single person.  It’s possible that you can become infected through your eyes.  But while it’s a possibility, it isn’t something you should be concerned about, unless you are someone who comes into close contact with other people, like healthcare professionals, hair stylists, airline cabin crew and so on.  

Samuel Botros recommends that you wear eye protection when you anticipate being in close quarters with a large number of people.  However, as a general rule of safety, you should avoid such situations at all costs — when possible.  Protecting all mucosal surfaces is imperative at this time.  As always, stay safe!