Last updated on June 19th, 2020.
If you are looking for laser safety glasses to protect yourself from radiation, then you know full well that you are selecting for more than just fashion. There is a whole list of factors to consider, such as the type of exam that is taking place, or the location of the monitor at the time of the exam. You may be required to be in close proximity to the patient, leading to the risk of receiving scatter radiation if you accidentally look toward the direction of the reflected laser beam. In such cases, it only takes an instant before serious damage can occur to your visual structures.
Fortunately, Kemper Medical has the laser safety glasses you need to protect against these and many other risks that come with working around high levels of radiation.
We provide products for all industries that involve radiological risks, including:
- Pain clinics
- Imaging facilities
- Dental clinics
- Physicians offices
- Doctors offices
- Veterinarian offices
Why Radiation Protection Is Crucial
Many technicians work in environments in which they are at risk of being exposed to radiation on a regular basis. It is this consistent exposure that is the main factor of concern. The average person receives very little radiation exposure throughout their lifetime, even when factoring in x-rays for medical procedures. The individuals performing these x-rays, on the other hand, are at significantly higher risk of receiving radiation doses on a consistent basis, which can accumulate into hazardous levels over time. This can lead to serious health problems.
The higher one’s radiation levels, the greater their risk of ionization – the breaking up of neutral atoms into charged particles. The breakdown of atomic structure inevitably leads to the breakdown of cellular structure, from which cancer can occur.
Our laser safety glasses are made to reduce the amount of radiation exposure to the technician (and patient). The eyes are not only highly sensitive organs, they are also particularly vulnerable to radiation, making laser safety glasses all the more important.
How Our Laser Safety Glasses Provide Protection
Our glasses are comprised of high quality lead to protect your eyes from radiation damage throughout each procedure, be it in an x-ray lab, a dental practice, or a hospital.
Our laser safety glasses will protect all of your visual structures, including:
- Iris: The colored part of the eye
- Sclera: The white outer layer of the eye
- Conjunctiva: The mucous membrane covering the front of the eye
- Retinal Blood Vessels: The tiny arteries and veins inside of the eye
But most importantly, we provide protection for the lens, which is the eye structure that is most at risk. The lens is the clear portion of the eye. It is the structure that directs and focuses light onto the retina. This precious and sensitive visual structure is unfortunately sensitive to radiation doses, and can sustain irreversible damage most often manifesting in the form of radiation induced cataracts. These are distinct from cataracts that occur naturally with age in that they form in the posterior part of the lense. Radiation exposure to the lens can easily lead to cell damage or mutation.
Our laser safety glasses will protect your visual structures through the use of the high quality Schott German optical lenses, which are comprised of a lead equivalency of 0.75mm. We also provide frames with 0.50mm Pb Eq of side protection. Even with all of this protective material, our glasses are light and comfortable, making them easy to wear for long periods of time.
Kemper Medical provides a wide variety of laser protective glasses frame styles for maximum radiation protection. Our equipment has become increasingly popular in:
- Cath Labs
- Surgery suites
- EP labs
- Urological procedures
- Interventional radiology
- Pain management
- Orthopedic surgery
Types of Laser Safety Glasses We Provide
Our Protective Glasses are both comfortable and stylish, and are easy to wear throughout your entire shift if need be. Whether it’s at a radiology lab, a medical office, dental office, or hospital, these glasses will provide protection without leading to discomfort or getting in the way.
These glasses are some of the highest quality laser safety glasses available in the industry, and when you purchase them from Kemper Medical, you are guaranteed to be getting them at some of the lowest prices possible.
Because we are dedicated to providing technicians with the safety they require at affordable prices, we also provide free shipping on almost all of our laser safety glasses.
Whether you’re dealing with direct beam or scatter radiation, laser safety glasses should always be worn. In fact, any time one is working in an environment with the potential for scatter radiation, they should be wearing radiation glasses throughout their entire shift. Unfortunately, many technicians avoid wearing them consistently as they find them to be unappealing or irritating. That’s why Kemper Medical provides premium leaded glasses that are both good looking and comfortable.
We also provide different prescription and non-prescription lenses so they can be worn consistently throughout your entire shift.
When it comes to x-ray radiation, leaded eyewear is crucial. We provide laser safety glasses comprised of high quality, protective lead for working around a number of different x-ray machines, including:
- Traditional x-rays
- Digital x-rays
- CT image scanners
- Interventional radiology equipment
And more. Our leaded eyewear is especially important if you are working in an area that does not have a shielded control room. When retreat into a safe area is not an option, our leaded eyewear will provide the safety you need.
While seemingly contrary to intuition, exposure to primary beam radiation is less dangerous than exposure to scatter radiation. When radiation bounces off various surfaces such as medical equipment and even the bodies of patients, it can scatter off of multiple surfaces and make its way to you even if you are out of the direct line of sight.
Whether you are dealing with primary beam radiation, scatter radiation, or both, our leaded eyewear will protect your visual structures from consistent radiation exposure and provide long-term benefits.
Premium Leaded Glasses
At Kemper Medical, you will find premium leaded glasses at some of the lowest prices possible. Because we are dedicated to the health and safety of technicians in all radiological fields, we guarantee that our low prices do not mean sub par products. Our premium leaded glasses are comprised of high quality materials and created by the best manufacturers in the industry. You aren’t likely to find a better deal anywhere else.
Our premium leaded glasses combine style, comfort, and protection so that you will feel comfortable wearing them for as long as they are required.