How to Store and Clean Your Radiation Safety Glasses
Lead glasses protect the eyes from the ionizing radiations we may be exposed to. Hence, they are worn by technicians, X-ray lab workers and all the others at po
Lead glasses protect the eyes from the ionizing radiations we may be exposed to. Hence, they are worn by technicians, X-ray lab workers and all the others at potential risk. Lead glasses have therefore become essential for safety in the fields of Radiology and Fluoroscopy.
Lead glasses come in a wide variety of styles and configurations:
. Wraparound Goggles
. Fit overs
. Metal frames
. Designer frames
These standard, anti-reflective, coated lead glass lenses and fog-free lead glasses need the utmost care as are very useful. This article shall focus on how to protect and clean your glasses in the proper way.
Radiation safety glasses should be stored in a clean box which is kept away from dust, dirt and other foreign matter. For instance, use a small and safe acrylic safety eyeglass holder for storing radiation eyeglasses.
Use larger units or containers to store multiple radiation protection eyewear pieces, before and after use.
Cleaning Procedure for Lead Glasses
Here are our top recommendations to help keep your lead glass lenses clean:
Be careful when removing your glasses as these are heavier than the traditional eyewear. Avoid removing the frame with a single hand.
Do not use the bridge for adjusting the glasses as it can result in improperly aligned nose pads and may wear off the finish of the frames.
Avoid placing the lenses on top of your head as the attenuation properties of the lead lenses makes them heavier than the regular ones, which means they can fall off easily.
Avoid cleaning your lenses with abrasive materials like pieces of clothing or tissues. Resort to a clean microfiber optical cleaning cloth.
Use lens wipes or Professional Lens cleaner spray on anti-fog lenses.
Avoid spraying lens cleaners on lenses that have anti reflective or coated lenses.
The hinges of the lead glasses can loosen over time. Thus, having an eyeglass repair kit by your side saves the day.
Use a kit or a storage case to protect your lead lenses from scratches and nicks.
Cleaning Procedure for Standard and Anti-Reflective Coated Lenses
Here are our top recommendations for giving your standard and anti-reflective coated lenses a squeaky clean finish:
You can rinse off dirt, dust and other contaminants from your eyewear by rinsing your glasses in lukewarm water.
Use small amounts of diluted hand or dish soap for your lenses and gently rub their surface.
Now, rinse the glasses under lukewarm water thoroughly.
Wipe them dry with a dry cloth.
Do not forget to store them in their storage case with their face up to avoid scratches.
Cleaning Procedure for-Fog Free Lenses
Here are our top recommendations for giving your fog-free glasses a nicer and a cleaner look:
Always use a microfiber cloth to clean your fog-free lenses.
The same piece of microfiber cloth could be used to dry and rub the lenses gently.
A combination of 4 parts alcohol and 1-part water is ideal for cleaning your lenses with a microfiber cloth. Let them dry thoroughly.
Clean your glasses at the end of the day and leave them out in the open air to dry.
For the best results, they could be simply left outside the case for a few hours or overnight so that the coating can completely dry.
Never use ammonia as a lens cleanser.
Do not rinse or submerge glasses in water.
Always store your lead glasses in the storage with their face up to avoid any scratches.
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Make sure to take our recommendations into consideration while storing and cleaning your glasses for extended usage.