We all know how important our eyes are to our overall health. Protecting our eyes from radiation is extremely important, and it is very important that you wear the proper protective eyewear at all times in order to maintain good eye health.
When you are working around radiation, you should never forget to wear radiation safety glasses at all times. Wearing the right eye protection is a critical part of following the right radiation safety protocol. Your eyes will be protected at all times when you properly maintain your radiation safety glasses and care for them.
Radiation safety glasses come in a variety of shapes and sizes in order to meet the needs of each individual. When you follow the right steps, you will be able to maintain your radiation safety glasses for many years.
Tip #1: Be Careful When You Are Removing Your Glasses
You will find that many radiation safety glasses are heavier than the traditional glasses you may be accustomed to wearing. The radiation glasses are heavier because of the additional weight that comes with the lead glass. When you remove your glasses, you should always use both hands. When you remove your glasses by using both hands, you will be able to keep the hinges and shields aligned properly. You should not try to remove the glasses from your face or the case with one hand.
Tip #2: Do Not Place The Glasses On Your Head
When we wear glasses, many of us are always tempted to place the glasses on top of our heads. However, it is important that you remember not to do this when you are wearing radiation safety glasses. As mentioned above, the radiation safety glasses are heavier than the traditional eyeglasses you wear. If you do place the radiation safety glasses on your head, there is a chance that the glasses will fall to the floor. Since there is so much weight on the radiation safety glasses lenses, your lead glasses can be damaged if the glasses fall off your head.
Tip #3: Storing Your Glasses
Sometimes we can forget to properly store our glasses, traditional and safety glasses after we have used them. However, it is very important that we properly store our glasses when we are not wearing them. When you store your radiation safety glasses properly, you will do your part in ensuring that they will be protected from dirt, scratches, smudges, and other particles.
If your glasses become scratched, chipped, etc., it will make things very difficult for you when it is time to use your radiation safety glasses. In order to get the best use out of your radiation safety glasses, you should never forget to store them in a case. If you were not given a case when the glasses were purchased, you will be able to find a case or a pouch that is the perfect size to fit your safety glasses in.
Tip #4: Clean Your Lenses With The Right Materials
When we wear any type of eyeglasses, it is important that we take extra care of our lenses. If we wear glasses with dirty lenses, our sight will be greatly impacted. If you are trying to perform a procedure or operation with dirty lenses, you will certainly make things challenging and difficult for yourself. When you want to clean your lenses the proper way, you should use a microfiber cleaning cloth that has been designed for your style of radiation safety glasses.
When you are cleaning your glasses, you should make sure you have your glasses secured in your hand. While your glasses are secured, place your lenses under warm water to get rid of any dirt or particles that are on your lenses.
After your glasses have been given a good cleaning with the water, you should use your other hand to clean the lenses with your microfiber cleaning cloth until you feel your radiation safety glasses have been thoroughly cleaned.
Sometimes we are tempted to clean our glasses with our shirt or a paper towel, but we should always avoid using these things to clean our lenses because instead of cleaning the lenses, those materials will damage the lenses.
Tip #5: Spray Your Lenses
Using a lens cleaner spray is an effective solution to properly cleaning your lenses, but you have to make sure you know what type of cleaner spray is designed for your radiation safety glasses. If your radiation safety glasses have coated lenses, you should avoid using a spray cleaner for those types of glasses.
Tip #6: Repairing Your Radiation Safety Glasses
As much as we try to protect our glasses from being damaged, there will come a time when you will need to make minor adjustments to your glasses. This is why it is important to purchase a repair kit for your glasses. Also, sometimes you will need to loosen a few screws on your safety glasses so they will continue to fit comfortably. When you have your own safety glasses repair kit, you will be able to make the small repairs on your own, instead of taking them to an eyeglasses store to have them repaired.
Wearing the proper radiation safety glasses is critical at all times. You want to avoid causing major damage to your eyes. If you have any questions about what type of radiation safety glasses you should wear, please do not hesitate to contact us today.