I chose to write this weeks blog on Face Shields after having a lengthy conversation with one of my laboratory customers. Its one of those things that many of us take for granted, until faced with a situation.
In doing some research based on 2011 statistics, compiled by The American Academy of Ophthalmology, I learned that each year, more than 2.5 million eye injuries occur and 50,000 people permanently lose part or all of their vision. Ninety percent (90%) of all eye injuries can be prevented by using face shields and protective eye-wear. While evaluating the many available options, I was able to conclude that manufacturing has come along way in the design and production of shields. They are now extremely lightweight and feature double sided anti-fog coatings. They also have a low-glare, optical grade film which provides zero distortion and 100% optical clarity. Depending on your specific application and needs, the shields are available in either a full or half face style (pictured on the right).
Most of the shields comes with a soft polyurethane foam at the top which allow the shield to be worn comfortably over glasses for a long period of time. Face shields are designed for use in environments where there is a risk of being splashed by blood, bodily fluids, as well as solid projectiles. Bottom line, shields are very cost effective. I don’t think anyone would argue the fact that the cost of purchasing a shield is far less than visiting your ophthalmologist.
Our experienced Lab Sales Associates would be happy to assist you in selecting the right shield for your needs. Thank you for reading my blog.