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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.

8 days ago
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Ensuring Safety and Comfort: Introducing Tuga Baby's New Radiation Lead Glasses for Pediatric Patients

Radiation exposure is a concern in medical settings, particularly during procedures that involve X-rays and other imaging techniques. While healthcare professionals are well-equipped with protective gear, the safety of pediatric patients is equally important.  Radiation exposure during medical imaging procedures is a concern for pediatric patients and their caregivers. Tuga Baby's new Radiation Lead Glasses provide an essential layer of protection for young patients, shielding their delicate eyes from harmful radiation. The glasses are equipped with leaded lenses that efficiently absorb and block radiation, ensuring optimal safety without compromising the quality of the imaging procedure.

One size does not fit all when it comes to medical accessories for children. Tuga Baby understands the unique needs of pediatric patients and has carefully crafted these Radiation Lead Glasses to cater to their comfort and safety. The glasses feature a lightweight and durable frame designed to fit comfortably on a child's face, ensuring a snug fit that stays in place during the procedure. Engaging a child's imagination can make a significant difference in their experience during medical procedures. That's why these Radiation Lead Glasses come in a variety of fun and child-friendly designs. From playful patterns to vibrant colors, the glasses allow young patients to express their personalities and feel at ease during potentially daunting radiology procedures.

Children may find medical procedures overwhelming, leading to anxiety and resistance. However, with the introduction of Tuga Baby's Radiation Lead Glasses, the experience can become less intimidating. The captivating designs and focus on comfort encourage children to cooperate and wear the glasses willingly, streamlining the procedure and reducing the need for sedation. The glasses are crafted with materials that are easy to clean and maintain, ensuring they can withstand repeated use and remain in excellent condition.

Parents and caregivers play a crucial role in supporting their children during medical procedures. Tuga Baby's Radiation Lead Glasses offer parents peace of mind, knowing that their child is receiving the highest level of protection during radiology exams. The assurance of safety allows parents to focus on comforting and reassuring their child, enhancing the overall experience for both patient and caregiver.

Tuga Baby's new Radiation Lead Glasses represent a significant advancement in pediatric patient care during radiology procedures. By prioritizing safety, comfort, and child-friendly designs, these glasses ensure young patients feel at ease while receiving essential radiation protection. With Tuga Baby's dedication to providing top-quality medical accessories, healthcare facilities can enhance patient experiences and foster a more positive atmosphere for pediatric patients and their families. With these innovative glasses, Tuga Baby reaffirms its commitment to making a positive impact in the field of pediatric healthcare.

1 month ago
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New Guardian Lightweight Lead Protection only from Z&Z Medical

Z&Z Medical is excited to announce the availability of our new Guardian Radiation Protection Garments, now available in both lightweight lead and non-lead options. These garments are designed to provide excellent protection for medical professionals who work in environments where they are exposed to ionizing radiation.

Our Guardian Radiation Protection Garments are made from advanced materials, including lightweight lead and non-lead options, that provide excellent shielding against ionizing radiation. They are lightweight, breathable, and comfortable to wear, making them ideal for long-term use. The garments are also designed to be easy to put on and take off, and feature a convenient front pocket and other features that make them more practical to use.

In addition to the garments, we are also offering a FREE thyroid collar with every purchase. The thyroid collar is designed to protect the thyroid gland from radiation exposure. This is an essential piece of equipment for anyone who works in a radiation environment.  

Our radiation protection garments are suitable for use in a wide range of medical procedures, including X-ray, CT, and fluoroscopy. Our team of experts are also available to answer any questions and provide support, to ensure that you get the right garment for your needs.

In conclusion, Z&Z Medical is proud to offer the Guardian Radiation Protection Garments in both lightweight lead and non-lead options to our customers. These garments provide excellent protection against ionizing radiation while being lightweight, breathable and comfortable to wear.  Plus, with every purchase, you will receive a free thyroid collar ! . Contact us today to learn more and purchase yours.

6 months ago
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Is Scatter Radiation Putting You at Risk

X-ray technologists are at risk of exposure to scatter radiation while performing diagnostic imaging procedures. Scatter radiation is a type of radiation that is emitted in various directions, rather than directly at the target area, and can potentially expose nearby organs and structures to radiation. One of the ways to minimize this exposure is by using appropriate shielding and limiting the amount of radiation used during the procedure.

Another important measure to protect against scatter radiation is for the X-ray technologist to wear protective eyewear. The eyewear, also known as radiation protective eyewear, is specifically designed to protect the eyes from scatter radiation. They are made of materials such as lead or tungsten that can effectively block or absorb the radiation before it reaches the eyes.

Wearing protective eyewear is especially important for X-ray technologists who frequently perform procedures in fluoroscopy or interventional radiography. This is because the higher the radiation dose, the greater the risk of developing cataracts or other eye problems. Additionally, even low levels of radiation exposure over an extended period of time can still increase the risk of developing eye problems and even cataracts.

It is important to note that the use of protective eyewear is not only important for the technologist but also for any other healthcare professional in the room during the procedure.  

In conclusion, protective eyewear is an essential piece of personal protective equipment for X-ray technologists. It is important for employers to provide and enforce the use of radiation protective eyewear to minimize the risk of exposure to scatter radiation and protect the health of their employees.

7 months ago
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National Conference on Radiation Control

National Conference on Radiation Control

CRCPD's mission is "to promote consistency in addressing and resolving radiation protection issues, to encourage high standards of quality in radiation protection programs, and to provide leadership in radiation safety and education Their primary goal is to assure that radiation exposure to individuals is kept to the lowest practical level, while not restricting its beneficial uses. Their 54th National Conference will be held in Tucson Arizona May 16-19th. Click HERE to register.

NEW: The directory of Personnel Responsible for Radiological Health Programs is now available online for the first time. You can easily download this PDF for easy access and future references.

1 year ago
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