Last updated on June 19th, 2020.
You shouldn’t have to spend a lot of money to get the medical supplies you need. That’s why the Kemper Medical team has made it our mission to provide you with the best products at the best prices. It’s our belief that you shouldn’t have to sacrifice quality in order to find a great price on your medical equipment. We may offer the cheapest leaded glasses in the industry, but we also make sure that we offer products you can trust.
What does that mean for you? It means that you when you buy leaded glasses or other equipment from Kemper Medical, you can rest assured that you’re getting the best prices available on equipment made by the top brands in the industry. Every pair of leaded safety glasses we sell provides high quality protection for your precious eyes at prices you can afford.
Who Needs Leaded Safety Glasses?
Leaded safety glasses are vitally important for anybody who works directly with medical equipment that emits radiation. This includes traditional x-rays, digital x-rays, CT image scanners, fluoroscopes, and other interventional radiology equipment. Basically, if you can’t operate your radiology equipment from a shielded control room, you need to be wearing leaded safety glasses while the equipment is in use.
Dental assistants, nurses, radiology technicians, and surgeons — among others — should all wear high quality leaded safety glasses to protect their eyes when working in close proximity to radiation. Of course, your medical facility should have specific regulations regarding who should wear specific types of personal protective equipment including leaded safety glasses. These regulations should also provide you with information regarding when and where they require you to wear this equipment. However, when it comes to protecting your eyes, we believe that it’s better to play it safe.
Leaded Safety Glasses Protect Your Eyes
When you buy leaded glasses, you aren’t just buying another piece of equipment. You are also investing in the protection of your eyes and eyesight. Of all the parts of your body, your eyes are the most susceptible to radiation damage. Even small doses of radiation can add up over a surprisingly short period time to create serious problems in your optic health. That’s why protecting your eyes is so important. Some of the parts of your eyes that can be damaged by radiation exposure are:
- Iris – The round, colored part of your eye
- Lens – The clear part of your eye that directs and focuses light
- Sclera – The white outer layer of your eye that makes up most of the visible portion
- Conjunctiva – A mucous membrane that covers and helps protect the front of your eye
- Retinal Blood Vessels – The tiny arteries and veins located inside of your eye
While many different parts of your eye can be damaged by radiation, the most common optical radiation injuries are to the lens. Radiation can cause a clouding of the lens. This clouding is called a cataract. Unlike naturally occurring cataracts, the cataracts caused by radiation tend to form on the back of the lens. If cataracts get bad enough, you can lose your ability to see. While many cataracts can be operated on to restore vision, it’s better to take preventative measures that can help prevent cataracts in the first place.
If you work with radiation, you should be aware that cataracts don’t always present with vision loss, especially in the early stages. You should make sure that you have regular vision and optic health screenings and pay attention to early symptoms and warning signs. Some common symptoms of radiation induced cataracts include: faded color perception, “halos” appearing around light sources, increased sensitivity to light or glare, difficulty seeing at night, frequent need to update corrective prescriptions, and cloudy or dim vision.
Protect Your Eyes From Primary Beam and Scatter Radiation
Unfortunately, it’s not enough to know that you need to protect your eyes. You also need to know what to protect your eyes from. Everybody knows that you should limit your exposure to radiation as much as possible, but many people don’t realize that indirect exposure, or “scatter radiation,” can be just as dangerous as direct exposure. Dental assistants, surgeons, nurses, and other medical professionals who find that they must operate radiology equipment directly instead of from a shielded control room need to understand the different ways that their eyes can be exposed to radiation.
There are two basic categories into which x-ray radiation exposure fall: primary beam radiation and scatter radiation. As its name implies, primary beam radiation is the direct exposure that occurs when a person is in front of the directed x-ray beam. Scatter radiation, on the other hand, is more complicated and can actually be more problematic for medical personnel. X-rays and other types of dangerous radiation can bounce off of people, medical equipment, and other surfaces. This allows the radiation to scatter over a wider area and increase the risk of exposure. Additionally, x-rays can scatter multiple times off of multiple surfaces, which means that even being out of direct line of sight isn’t enough to provide protection.
Any style of leaded safety glasses can be effective at drastically reducing your exposure to both primary beam radiation and scatter radiation when you are facing the radiation source while the equipment is being used. However, if you need to be looking at a monitor anything else that is in a different direction while the equipment is running, you should buy leaded glasses that offer wrap around protection. These larger glasses may be less flattering, but they can help protect your eyes from both primary beam and scatter radiation that come from the side.
Get the Cheapest Leaded Glasses From Kemper Medical
As you can see, anyone who works directly with radiology equipment needs to protect their eyes, and we want to help you do that affordably. When we say that we offer you the cheapest leaded glasses, we mean it. But don’t let our low prices fool you. The equipment we sell is crafted by top manufacturers to the highest standards. You can rest assured that when you buy leaded glasses from Kemper Medical, you’re getting high quality at low prices.
Your eyes are precious, and we want to help you protect them from radiation damage. That’s why we offer you the cheapest leaded glasses in the industry. Your leaded safety glasses can be fitted with either prescription or non-prescription (Plano) lenses, which allows you to protect your eyes regardless of your need for corrective lenses.
We offer leaded safety glasses from some of the top names in the industry, so what are you waiting for? Take a look at our wide selection of Leaded Safety Glasses today so that you can find the protection you need at a price you can afford!