Whiteboard Wednesday: Finding Comfort And Style In Lead Glasses

Today on Whiteboard Wednesday we discuss how to find comfort and style in radiation glasses! It’s important that your lead glasses are comfortable to wear. With many different styles and designs out there, it’s good to know what you’re looking for in leaded eyewear.

What Are The Different Styles Of Lead Glasses? 

Fit Over Lead Glasses


Ideal for medical professionals, the fit-over lead glasses have been designed for those who wear their own prescription eyewear. The Phillips fit-over frame is a comfortable and lightweight frame that is designed to fit over most prescription eyewear.

Overall Dimensions

  • Eye size: 59 mm
  • Bridge Size: 18 mm
  • Temple Size: 135 mm

The frames come standard with SCHOTT SF6HT 0.75 mm Pb lead equivalency radiation resistant glass and 0.35 mm Pb lead equivalency side shields. Many medical professionals enjoy the quality and fit over design so that they can wear them over their prescription glasses. The fit-over style frame is perfect for those whose lens prescriptions may change over time. The fit over lead glasses come with a protective case, adjustable strap and microfiber cleaning pouch.

Fit Over Lead Glasses

The glasses were true to the description, arrived quickly, and are perfect for wearing over my prescription lenses. The sleeve and case provided work perfectly. I travel extensively for work and the case makes traveling with the glasses several times a week.~Brandon from San Francisco, CA

Wrap around Lead Glasses 

Offering a panoramic view, the wrap-around frames have been designed to curve around the head providing a larger viewing area and improved comfort. Those who are looking for a rugged and sporty look will find that the semi-circular shape of the wrap-around frame provides a wider field of vision and improved peripheral vision. The wrap-around lead glasses are well-suited for people with oval, heart-shaped or diamond faces.

Jake Wiley-X Wrap Around Radiation Glasses

Excellent product, I have had many compliments on the style of the Jake Wiley-X Wrap Around Glasses, peripheral vision is excellent, the case is great, and service from Universal Medical is excellent. Thank You ~Richard Martin from Auburndale, FL

Lead Goggles

Designed to be worn over existing eyewear or those who prefer goggles over traditional lead glasses. The large lens pockets allow for an enlarged viewing area. The front lenses come standard with SCHOTT (SF6HT) 0.75 mm lead equivalency radiation resistant lead glass. The goggle design is ideal for those looking to protect against splashing and sweat on their face. The elastic headband makes wearing the lead goggles more comfortable for longer procedures.


Selecting the right pair of lead glasses or goggles is an important decision, take the time to review your options before making your decision. If you have any remaining questions, please feel free to contact us. We want you to select the right pair of lead glasses that will provide you with the proper protection and a comfortable fit.

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