A new study has revealed that people who wear spectacles are up to three times less likely to get infected with Covid-19.

According to scientists, it has been noted that the protection being offered by glasses is significant in fighting the Coronavirus.

The research published in India also alleged that poor and uneducated persons are more likely to catch Covid-19 because they do not follow preventive protocols as required and use spectacles less.

“This present study showed that the risk of Covid was two to three times less in spectacles wearing population than the population not using spectacles,” Said Amit Kumar Saxena when releasing the findings.

He added, “Protective role of the spectacles was found statistically significant, if those were used for long period of the day. Touching and rubbing of the eyes with contaminated hands may be a significant route of infection.”

The scientists noted that people touch their faces averagely 23 times within an hour and the eyes three times per hour on average.