Not only does Ukotini contain anti-bacterial to fight against Corona Virus, it also boasts anti- static and anti glare properties. It also dramatically reduces fogging up, so when you move through or fromambient temperatures, you will only have a small percentage of the condensation that you would normally experience.
Once you’ve cleaned your glasses two to three times you’ll never get them as clean, so after that it’s just about maintaining a cleanliness routine. We suggest that you usually clean them every 2-3 days depending on what environment you work in, but during the Corona Virus period we recommend once to twice daily. Whilst some would argue that this is highly frequent for a cleaning routine, a small study in 2018 ‘confirmed that dangerous bacteria can grow on your eyeglasses, including the bacteria that cause staph infections. A staph infection is caused by the staphylococcus bacteria, which are predominantly found on the skin or in the nasal cavity. In most cases, these bacteria enter the body through common areas such as cuts, but can also enter through other sensitive areas, such as the eyes. A German study found that those who were carriers of the staphylococci ‘carried the same strains on their eyeglasses (67%) and on their hands (62%)’ as well as in their nasal cavity. This type of bacteria can cause skin infections on various parts of the body, including a swelling of the eyelids, but it can also cause ‘more serious infections, like food poisoning, blood poisoning and toxic shock syndrome. A regular glasses cleaning routine would reduce the risk of a staph infection and would keep your glasses in tip-top condition.
In a study conducted in 2015, using medical students as the test subject, it was recorded that of the 26 students observed, they touched their faces 23 times per hour. Of these touches, ‘36% involved the mouth, 31% involved the nose, 27% involved the eyes and 6% were a combination of all of the above. Whilst these statistics might seem quite low on the surface, when we consider the incubation time of Corona Virus, that number suddenly becomes quite concerning. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), ‘studies suggest that coronaviruses may persist on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days’ and to ‘avoid touching your eyes, mouth, or nose. With this in mind, it is more important than ever that we become alert to these instinctual face touches more than ever, especially with how often we touch our face and glasses without realising!