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Should You Wear Face Shields & Safety Goggles?  

The COVID-19 pandemic has lead to some communities requiring that personal protective equipment (PPE) be worn when out in public. Some forms of PPE include face masks, face shields, and safety goggles. While these tools are typically used by the medical field, today much of the public is wearing these forms of PPE to protect against the contraction and spread of the coronavirus. Here is some information surrounding the benefits of face shields and safety glasses and how to get them online: 

Benefits of Face Shields

In many public areas, face shields are either required or highly recommended to protect against the spread of COVID-19. While masks are a great form of PPE, many times they are either misused or overused. Here are just a few benefits of wearing a face shield: 


  1. Offers Extra Protection:When doubled up with a mask, face shields offer an extra layer of protection for the entire face. 
  2. They’re Reusable:While most masks are intended for one-time-use only, face shields can continue to be used until the material cracks or wears out. 
  3. Easy to Disinfect:Face shields are easy to disinfect. A simple alcohol solution or soapy water mixture will decontaminate the mask to make it ready for reuse. 
  4. They’re Transparent:Face shields allow you to see facial expressions. This is a great alternative to use around someone with a hearing impairment who relies on lip-reading for proper communication.  


Face masks are not sealed to the face which leads some researchers to believe viral transmission could still occur between someone behind, next to, or below the person wearing the face mask. There is still much debate about whether or not a face shield should be an acceptable substitute for a face mask, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that when worn together, a face shield and a non-medical, approved fabric mask could be an alternative to solve the problem of low PPE supplies. 


Shop Face Shields Online

Now you can get high-quality face shields online with SmartBuyGlasses. SmartBuyGlasses now offers two different types of face shields, one that is quick and easy to apply and one that has a more intricate design to use for longer periods of time. The Face Shield WJ20198 can be applied directly to your face and has direct splash protection. This face shield offers tightly sealed protection for your nose, mouth, and eyes. 


The Polaroid Stay Safe 2 face shield has an adjustable strap that allows you to move the face shield up and down without taking it off your head. This shield is likely more comfortable to wear for longer periods of time as it does not come in direct contact with the face and offers more of a space buffer between the plastic and the face, while still offering full wrap-around protection. 


Benefits of Safety Goggles and Safety Glasses

Construction, carpentry, medical care, electrical work, plumbing, welding, and auto repair are just some fields that highly recommend the use of safety goggles. Safety goggles can also be used to protect you from harmful bacterias and viruses. With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to protect all areas of your face where viruses can enter your body, including your eyes. 


Anti-fog safety glasses are the best option as they will not obstruct your view. When you wear both a face mask and goggles, perspiration from your breath can reach your goggles and cause them to steam over. Anti-fog coatings for your safety glasses will prevent this occurrence. The best safety glasses will also come with wrap-around protection to protect your eyes from harmful substances entering at all angles. 


Buy Safety Glasses Online

You can buy safety goggles online today with SmartBuyGlasses and choose from a number of different models. Polaroid Stay Safe 1 offers complete protection with a headband that allows the glasses to be sealed tightly to your face. In addition, they also come with a comfortable nose pad and forehead sealer so you are being protected from harmful substances at all angles. 


Salice 021 PC has also come out with a pair of safety goggles that have large lenses to protect the eyes. These glasses are more suitable for anyone who needs to frequently remove the glasses as they do not have a headband attachment but fit like a regular pair of glasses. While easier to remove, the non-slip temple guarantees that these glasses will remain secure to your face until you are ready to remove them yourself. 


Ordering glasses online is one way to get your protective gear from the comfort of your home. You can buy glasses online today with SmartBuyGlasses.co.za and shop from the latest models of safety glasses and face shields along with high-quality online prescription glasses for the best prices. 


Read here to learn more about how SmartBuyGlasses is responding to COVID-19. You can also check out our article on how to maintain eye health during the coronavirus pandemic. 


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