We now have the option to make fog-free lenses within our radiation glasses. In many interventional radiology procedures, medical professionals are required to wear radiation glasses. Oftentimes, fog can appear on your lenses during procedures. The fog-free lenses are guaranteed not to fog during normal use.
Why do lenses fog? As physicians and medical staff work they build up body heat along with heat generated from sources near the procedure table. Cool air in the room can mix with heat from equipment, lighting, etc., causing lenses to potentially fog. Fogged lenses can also come from sweat that might form around a person’s face.
What are the risks associated with fogged lenses? Medical personnel can be virtually blinded in an instant from fogged lenses depending on the surrounding conditions. This can cause several problems. Inability to see might result in additional time to properly clean and remove fog. More importantly, you are also putting yourself and patients at risk as you proceed without clear visibility.
What can glares and harsh lighting do to your eyesight? Glares from harsh medical lighting can often result in eye strain after a long period of time. Eye strain can cause your medical personnel headaches, migraines, neck and back ache, etc. This can make it uncomfortable to work, especially during long work shifts. Reflections and glares can be distracting to medical personnel and can interfere with their task at hand. If you’ve experienced this, the anti-reflective coating may serve your needs best.
It’s important to note that both lens enhancement options are not available with prescription lenses. To add a lens enhancement option to your radiation glasses, on the product page simply click the “Choose a Lens Enhancement” drop-down to add to your order. If you have any questions or comments regarding our new lens enhancement options for radiation glasses, please let us know in the comment box below!