Foresight Saves Eyesight
There is an old poster hanging on the wall at the National Safety Council that says "Foresight Saves Eyesight." This old saying applies perfectly to today's X-ray Technologist and other Radiology Workers. Given what we now know today about how radiation affects the eye, it is absolutely critical to be prepared with a pair of Protective lead glasses. This particular "best practice" is necessary to prevent the development of cataracts later in life. Research shows that the threshold for acceptable levels of radiation for the human eye is just 10 percent of what we thought it was a few years ago. That's a pretty steep change in acceptable exposure. Shielding your eyes from radiation is a must and, fortunately, you don't have to wear those clunky ol’ glasses that were sold decades ago. Today, there are many varieties of radiation glasses that offer you comfort, visibility and great style. Browse them all on our easy to use website.
The Best Protective Radiation Eyewear Against Scatter Radiation
By now, you absolutely know just how sensitive your eyes are to radiation. The International Commission on Radiological Protection changed its estimates on the threshold of absorbed dose to just 0.5 Gy. There's nothing more important than proper x-ray eye protection. Fortunately, you have a wide selection of options at Z&Z Medical!
The Dangers of Radiation Exposure to the Eyes
The development of cataracts is the biggest risk of radiation exposure to the eyes. Cataracts are the result of rapid aging in the eyes, and can lead to obscured vision or even blindness, depending on the severity of the condition. Since the ICRP reduced their recommended dose, the medical community has been urged to take greater precautions. The recommended reduction is over seven times the amount of exposure, highlighting the need for all technologists and Radiology personnel to wear better protective eyewear.
Scatter Radiation Protection For Your Eyes
Radiation glasses provide superior shielding during fluoroscopic procedures so you can be sure you're protected from scatter radiation. Glasses today are lightweight and don’t slip during long procedures. All glasses come with an adjustable croaky, cleaning cloth, and safety case.
Not Sure? Try It First!
If you're not sure that a particular pair of radiation glasses is right for you, that's not a problem. Try them for 20 days and return them for a 100% refund if for some reason they don’t fit your needs. Try out a non-prescription pair of frames and see if they fit your needs before you commit. After all, you'll be wearing this pair of glasses for a long time, so you'll want to make sure they're the best fit possible.
Whatever you do, don't hesitate to get the best possible protection for your eyes. Radiation safety glasses are an absolute must, especially when working around scatter radiation. Z&Z Medical is here to help you with selecting the best pair of radiation protection glasses on the market. Let us know if you have any questions on how we can assist you with the purchase of your new glasses.
Keep an Eye On Radiation Protection
We hear the problems that Radiologists and technologists face on a regular basis and we work hard to try to solve those problems. It’s no secret that the lens of the eye is one of the most sensitive parts of the body when it comes to radiation. Over the last few years, numerous studies have provided great insights in the development of cataracts as a response to radiation exposure. In fact, the International Commission on Radiation Protection lowered the threshold requirement from 5 Gy to 0.5 Gy. Imaging professionals are at a high risk of developing cataracts if they don't wear protective radiation glasses.
But the problem in the past has been heavy bulky glasses that are not comfortable or slip off your nose while working. Today’s protective eyewear is comfortable and practical AND provides you the best radiation protection for the eyes!
Phillips Safety protective eyewear lenses provide .75mm Pb equivalency, more than adequate shielding from scatter radiation. Phillips Safety radiation protection eyewear provides a higher level of comfort due to their lighter weight and soft padding. We have a wide variety of glasses, weighing as light as 60 grams, and several that can be worn for long periods of time without any discomfort. Of course, you can always order our glasses made to fit your prescription. Finally, our glasses can be ordered with an anti-fog capability as well.
Check out our many choices of glasses that protect and that are also comfortable!
NEW Radiation Glasses – A Stylish Gucci Collection!
Z&Z Medical is proud to offer the NEW Exclusive Gucci Collection of Radiation Protection Glasses. Stylish and sleek - upgrade your radiation protection with sophisticated and fashionable, authentic Gucci glasses. They are available in a variety of colors and styles, each pair has the iconic Gucci logo and a chic look while offering top-quality protection.
While working with radiation, your eyes are one of the most easily damaged and at-risk parts of your body. The lens of your eyes can be damaged irreversibly, even by the lowest doses of radiation. This damage often presents itself in the form of radiation induced cataracts. Having good eyesight is a necessity for those that work in the medical field or any segment involving radiation. At Z&Z Medical, we are confident that we have a wide array of glasses to protect our customers from the harmful effects of radiation. Feel confident wearing these stylish and sleek frames. Visit our website to see which style is best for you!