The American Academy of Ophthalmology has urged patients to limit use of contact lenses. Spectacles can also add protection against the aerosolized coronavirus.
Conjunctivitis or pink eye is a very rare symptom of Coronavirus. The peer review literature states an incidence of only 1-3% in patients with confirmed cases of COVID - 19. Most cases of "pink eye" this time of year are either allergy related or caused by a common cold virus.
Click here for the AAO's release on Coronavirus Tips.
The full NEJM article on COVID -19 and conjunctivitis can be read here
An article in proof states that neither viral DNA nor virus culture was obtained from tears suggesting low risk of ocular transmission.