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The Top 8 Selling Leaded Glasses in 2023

Leaded glasses, or radiation glasses, protect your eyes from the harmful effects of radiation. Since our eyes are one of the most radiation-sensitive areas on our bodies, they must be protected whenever you’re operating, or around the operation, of machines such as: Radiographs, Fluoroscopes, X-rays, Irradiators, Electronic Microscopes, and Particle Accelerators. This is why many brands, like Phillips, specialize in making high-quality lead glasses. As technology keeps advancing, safety glasses have to change too Ophthalmologists and researchers stay up to date, creating leaded glasses to meet the ever-changing needs of Medical Imaging 

In 2020, all prescription and non-prescription leaded glasses must have CE1020 approval. In order to have this certification, leaded glasses have to be equipped with high quality .75mm lead equivalency lenses. If a pair has side shields, they must have .5mm Pb lead equivalency as well. These requirements are necessary for radiation glasses, but other qualities like comfort, fit, and style are also a factor when shopping for safety glasses.


What to Look For

If you are shopping for radiation protective eyewear, there are some important qualities that you should look for. You want them to be adjustable and comfortable in order to avoid unnecessary drops, which can damage the frame or cause scratches on your lenses. Look for frames that are built from a strong material, such as durable nylon, and which fit your head size correctly. Remember, not all leaded glasses fit every head shape. Most frames are built to fit different sizes. 

You’ll also want your pair to be as lightweight as possible, because of how long you’ll be wearing them. Most users need to wear leaded glasses for long periods of time, so if you feel pressure under your eyes, on your cheek, or other noticeable pressure from your glasses, they may be too heavy for extended use. If your glasses also fall down your nose when you look down, that can be a sign that your glasses don’t fit well and are too heavy for your face.

If you are looking for prescription leaded glasses, not all types can be made in your prescription.  If you don’t see an option in our drop-down menu for upgrades to a prescription, it is not available for that model. For radiation glasses that can be made in your prescription, you have the option of single vision, bifocal, or progressive lenses.  For some models, you can also add the popular anti-fog technology, for clearer vision. 

Below, we have put together a list of the top leaded safety glasses. All of these models include the distortion-free SF-6 Schott Glass radiation-reducing lenses with .75mm lead equivalency and are CE certified.

Top Leaded Glasses

  1. RG-33: One of the better fit-over and cost-friendly models on our list, this fits very well for most head sizes. They tend to be a little on the bulkier side, but this just means that they fit over a more varied set of prescription eyewear. You can expect this pair to be incredibly sturdy for its lightweight design and comfortable to wear for long periods of time. 
  2. RG-15011-BKC: If you are looking for style with your safety, this frame is a great option. This sleek, rectangular frame provides a clean look, but with bold lines that look good on any face shape. With its wide design, it fits best on medium to large heads. Not only will this frame look good on you, but it can also protect your eyes from radiation from almost any angle as they are equipped with built-in, permanent side shields for added protection.
  3. RG-Q100: This model is another stylish model on our list that fits the most smaller head sizes. This model features a more rounded shape, also with built-in sides shields. It’s great for people who require improved peripheral vision in their leaded glasses, as this model’s design allows for a wider range of view than other options.
  4. F126: The range of vision on these glasses is greater than many competing models on our list as the lenses are significantly taller and wider. Many glass working artists prefer this pair because of the excellent color recognition they get from the larger range of vision it gives. With its stylish industrial design, this pair fits very well for most larger head sizes and features side shields for that added bit of protection.
  5. Nike Brazen: The Nike Brazen is great for professionals in the medical field thanks to its incredible balance. While a little heavier than other leaded glasses, the Brazen will sit snuggly on your face and is comfortable to wear for long periods of time. This is why professionals doing delicate, time-consuming work, such as surgeons, prefer the Brazen. The ventilated nose bridge helps prevent fog build-up inside the frame, providing superior vision throughout the day, no matter how humid your work environment is.
  6. RG-Q200: Similar to the Q100, these glasses are lightweight, wraparound frame, that features removable leaded side shields for added eye protection. They fit very well on most head shapes as the frame material is flexible, but still durable. For added comfort, the rubber-coated temple bars sit comfortably against your head, and the saddle bridge nose pad provides slip resistance from sweat.
  7. RG- J136: The J136 is another great option for surgeons with medium to large head sizes. Similar to the Nike Brazen, these glasses are well-balanced frame that makes for a comfortable fit throughout the day. This model comes with an adjustable nose piece and are one of few frames on our list that can be made with prescription lenses, providing a clear view of your work. 
  8. Nike Premier: These glasses come in an assortment of solid colors; colors like matte tortoise, matte anthracite, matte black, cool grey/wolf grey, light bone, black/silver, dark grey. This model features an inlay nose pad that provides extra grip to your nose and face. Because of how the temples are slimmed down, this model can retain a strong grip on most head sizes. 


Buying your Next Pair

Choosing a pair of Leaded Glasses can be a daunting prospect with many parameters to keep in mind. We hope that our list helped you in making your selection and provided you with the information that you need to stay safe in your work. You can find any of these frames on our website along with our full selection of other specialty glasses. For any questions about picking the right pair for you, or determining the best fit for your needs, please reach out to one of Customer Service Specialists at who can provide you with the best and most up-to-date information possible.

3 months ago
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Ensuring Safety on the Go: Radiation Protection Options for Traveling X-Ray Technologists and Healthcare Professionals

As Radiology professionals, the well-being of patients is our top priority. However, we must also remember to prioritize our own safety, especially when dealing with potentially harmful radiation exposure during our daily tasks. For traveling X-ray technologists and other healthcare professionals who frequently work around radiology imaging equipment, adopting effective radiation protection measures is of utmost importance. Here are some essential radiation protection options offered by Z&Z Medical that can keep you safe and secure while on the move.

Lead Aprons: Lead aprons are a staple in radiation protection, acting as a vital barrier between the medical professional and the X-ray beam. Z&Z Medical offers a wide range of lead aprons tailored to suit different preferences and needs. From lightweight and flexible aprons for increased mobility to lead aprons with thyroid collars for added protection, there is an option suitable for every traveling X-ray technologist and healthcare worker. Our Guardian Line of aprons ship in just 5-7 business days and offer excellent protection with a FREE Thyroid Collar!

Radiation Glasses: Protecting your eyes is equally crucial, as they are sensitive to radiation exposure. Z&Z Medical's radiation glasses provide a comfortable and effective solution for shielding your eyes from scattered radiation while maintaining optimal visual clarity. With various styles and designs available, finding a pair that suits your preferences and face shape has never been easier.

Apron Carry Bag: Keeping your apron and glasses safe while you travel can be tasking. Guardian apron bags are perfect for mobile imaging or for HealthCare professionals and X-Ray Technologists who travel from facility to facility. These apron duffle bags have a 10” opening, carrying handle and shoulder strap for ease of use. Comes standard in black nylon fabric

As traveling X-ray technologists and healthcare professionals, it is essential to prioritize our safety while providing top-notch care to patients. Radiation protection options from Z&Z Medical offer a comprehensive approach to safeguarding yourself from potential harm. From lead aprons and radiation glasses to mobile apron carry bags, these solutions ensure you can work confidently and securely, no matter where your medical career takes you. Remember, investing in your well-being is a testament to your commitment to providing quality care and maintaining a long and healthy career in the medical field. Stay safe and protected with Z&Z Medical's radiation protection options! Have a question? you can alsways email 

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Is Radiation Putting You at Risk for Cataracts?

With June being Cataract Awareness Month, we felt it was important to talk about the dangers of radiation to the eye and the risk of Cataracts. There are currently more than 24 million Americans aged 40 or older who have cataracts; the leading cause of blindness in the United States. There has been a lot of research over the years in the understanding of how radiation exposure can directly affect the eye. The first radiation-induced cataracts were reported in 1949 and by the 1960s, several hundred cases were reported. The severity of the biologic effects from radiation exposure is based on the absorbed dose and the extent of the area exposed. The potential to develop a cataract depends on the absorbed dose and rate of dose accumulation.   

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Radiation exposure can result in many health issues, including radiation burns, birth defects, cancers and yes even cataracts. Although the understanding of radiation safety and radiobiology has greatly increased over the last ten years, radiation exposure still remains a risk to patients and radiology professionals. A thorough understanding of radiation safety, including the principles of time, distance, shielding, and technique, is essential. It’s important to learn more about radiation exposure to the eyes and what kind of Radiation Glasses you can wear to protect yourself.

How does Radiation Increase Risk for Cataracts?

Investigators in the Radiation Epidemiology Branch (REB) have identified a significant exposure-response between low-dose cumulative occupational radiation exposure to the eye lens and the risk of cataracts. These findings were published online in 2018 in the European Journal of Epidemiology. Prior to this study, it was known that relatively high-dose exposure to ionizing radiation (greater than 0.5 Gy) could induce cataracts, but there was no evidence for risk at low doses under 100 mGy.  REB investigators evaluated cataract and cataract surgeries reported by participants from Radiologic Technologists in the USA. Over 12,000 eligible technologists reported a history of diagnosis of cataracts and over 5,500 reported undergoing cataract surgery.  Cumulative occupational radiation dose to the eye lens was associated with increased risk of cataract even at low doses less than 100 mGy. This finding challenged the threshold dose for cataract formation, and further changed the recommended dose threshold levels for the eye.

Eyes Are More Sensitive Than Previously Believed

The International Commission on Radiological Protection reduced the radiation dose threshold from 5.0 Gy to 0.5 Gy for the eye and the yearly dosage threshold was reduced from 150 mSv (sievert) to 20 mSv, averaged over 5 years. This came after studies showed that radiology professionals who worked around radiation had a much higher rate of developing cataracts than those who did not. Furthermore, the risk of developing cataracts increased with the length of time spent around radiation and frequency of exposure to radiation. 

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How Can You Decrease Your Risk?

It’s important to decrease any radiation exposure to the eye. Neglecting to properly shield your eyes from radiation exposure is a risk for cataract development. A person’s height, the length and time spent in procedures such as fluoroscopy, the number of procedures performed, # of years in the radiology field, and the angle at which radiation hits the eye lens, are all risk factors that need to be taken into consideration when evaluating a person’s overall risk for cataract development.  The wearing of Lead Glasses has shown a reduction in the amount of radiation exposure to a user's eyes from 0% to 97%. Wearing Radiation Protective Lead Glasses is important for x-ray technologists and other radiology healthcare professionals. Lead Glasses can be manufactured with and without prescription lens including single vision and bifocal glasses. We also sell Fit-Over Radiation Glasses that fit easily over your existing glasses for the same level of protection.  Wearing lead glasses can significantly reduce the amount of scatter radiation that reaches the lens of the eye.

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Z&Z Medical Solutions for Eye Protection

Z&Z Medical supplies a wide variety of lead glasses for all size faces making shopping easy online at   It’s so important for radiology technologist and other healthcare professionals to equip themselves with high quality dependable lead glasses to protect eyes and lower your risk. To learn more about cataract treatment as part of Cataract awareness month, visit

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Top Selling 5 Radiation Glasses!

Radiation protection x-ray glasses are an essential piece of equipment for Radiologist, Technologist, and healthcare professionals who work with ionizing radiation. These glasses are designed to protect the eyes from harmful radiation exposure that can occur during imaging procedures.  In this blog post, we will discuss the top five selling frames for radiation protection x-ray glasses, making it easier for you to select the right glasses for your needs.

  1. Model 15011 Leaded Glasses are a top-selling frame for radiation protection x-ray glasses. These glasses are designed to provide maximum protection from ionizing radiation while still being comfortable to wear for extended periods. The frame is made of durable TR-90 nylon with permanent side shields for added protection. They are also available in a prescriptions. Engraving your name or facility on the inside is also available.
  2. Radiation Safety Glasses T9559 are another popular choice for imaging professionals. These glasses feature integrated side shields for added protection and also feature a silicone nose pad, rubberized temple bar, and removable foam support on top of the glasses for a comfortable fit. Available in prescription and 4 fun colors!
  3. Our Model Q368 frame is a popular wrap around style frame design that provides maximum coverage and protection from radiation exposure. The frame is made of lightweight and durable materials, making them comfortable to wear for extended periods. This frame also has an adjustable nose pad and rubber nose piece for consistent comfort. Best suited for large style heads.
  4. Our T9730 Radiation Glasses are a top-selling frame for radiation protection x-ray glasses. These glasses are made with high-quality materials, including a lightweight frame and distortion free SF-6 Schott glass radiation reducing lenses. The glasses are designed to provide maximum protection from radiation exposure, while still being comfortable to wear for extended periods. Available in 3 fun colors.
  5. Our T9538S Radiation Protection Glasses are a popular choice for professionals who work with ionizing radiation. These glasses feature a comfortable and durable rectangular lightweight frame that is designed to provide maximum protection from radiation exposure. These lead glasses feature removable side shields for added protection and comfort.


  1. BONUS: while we just listed our top 5 glasses, we can’t write a blog on glasses without mentioning our extremely popular Fit Over glasses.  Our RG-33 fit-over glasses are designed to fit over prescription eyewear. These glasses will fit over almost any style of glasses with comfort.  Available in 3 colors.

In conclusion, radiation protection x-ray glasses are an essential piece of equipment for Radiologist, Technologist, and healthcare professionals who work with ionizing radiation. With these top-selling frames for radiation protection x-ray glasses, imaging professionals can easily select the right glasses for their needs, providing maximum protection while still being comfortable and stylish to wear. Visit our website today to order yours!


7 months ago
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Foresight saves Eyesight. Protect your eyes from Scatter Radiation

Radiation is a very serious concern in many industries, including medicine and dentistry. For those who work in environments where radiation exposure is a possibility, it's important to take precautions to protect their eyesight. That's where Z&Z Medical comes in - we are proud to carry a wide array of radiation protective glasses to help keep our customers safe. Our radiation protective glasses come in a variety of styles, colors, and sizes to fit your specific needs.  

Why is it so important to wear radiation protective glasses? Exposure to radiation can cause serious damage to the eyes, including cataracts, retinal damage, and even blindness. Even small amounts of radiation exposure can accumulate over time, leading to long-term damage to the eyes. By wearing radiation protective glasses, you can greatly reduce your risk of eye damage and ensure that you can continue to do your job safely.

At Z&Z Medical, we understand the importance of finding the right radiation protective glasses for your unique needs. Our team of experts is always here to provide personalized recommendations and answer any questions you may have. Whether you're looking for prescription glasses, fitovers, or safety goggles, we have a wide selection to choose from.

But it's not just about the products we carry - we also take pride in our commitment to exceptional customer service. We believe that foresight saves eyesight, and we're dedicated to helping our customers find the best solutions to keep them safe on the job.

In addition to radiation protective glasses, we also carry a wide range of other radiation safety products, including lead aprons, thyroid shields, and radiation monitoring badges. We're your one-stop-shop for all of your radiation safety needs.

In conclusion, if you work in an industry where radiation exposure is a concern, don't take any chances with your eyesight. Trust the experts at Z&Z Medical to provide you

9 months ago
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