How to Protect Your Lead Glass| 5 Easy Tips to Follow

by Carter Toni

The effects of radiation on the human body are a well-known factor, and maybe you are well aware of the significance of taking precautions.

While the risk of radiation exposure is significant, xray lead glasses can provide sufficient protection for your eyes from the harmful effects of radiation. So, it’s important to wear suitable lead glasses as a part of radiation safety practices.

For professionals working in the medical industry, proper functionality and comfort are significant for safety and productivity. However, lenses can get easily dirty or smudged, which requires cleaning. As leaded glass lenses are fragile, special attention should be put during the cleaning process.

5 tips to protect leaded glasses

Lead glasses are available in a range of sizes and shapes to meet the needs of the individuals. Follow these 5 tips to protect your lead glasses for years-

1. Cleaning your lead glasses- carefully read and follow the guideline provided by the manufacturer

Check the manufacturer’s maintenance and cleaning guidelines before using any kind of lens cleanser or lens wipe. Lens cleaning spray is generally safe to use on lenses that use anti-fog. But spray cleaners should not be used on anti-reflective or coated lenses. Avoid ammonia or chlorine-based cleaning solutions as they can damage the lens and frame material.

Depending on the coating, the cleaning instructions are applicable. For example, uncoated lense and anti-reflective coated lenses should be cleaned with anti-bacterialdetergent or soap without any grit added. Anti-fog-coated lenses should be cleaned with 70%-80% alcohol or commercial alcohol-based lens cleaners.

Avoid any abrasive material such as clothing, paper towels, or tissues. Rather, use A microfiber lens cleaning cloth as it is designed to clean your lenses in a safe and effective manner.

2. Be careful when removing lead glasses

When removing lead glasses off the face, always use two hands because they are significantly heavier than regular reading glasses. This will help to keep the alignment of the hinges, lead side shields (if required), and temples as they are provided by the manufacturer.

Though it may seem hard to break the habit of using one hand, repeatedly removing with one hand can damage the temples and overall fit of the glass.

3. Don’t place lead glasses on top of your head

The leaded glasses are heavier than the traditional prescription glasses because of their attenuating properties. If you place your lead glasses on top of your head, it may cause them to slip off, and the increased weight of the lead lenses may cause them to break.

Also, the arms can get stretched out, and the protective components can become misaligned, which will cause a less than ideal fit over time.

4. Avoid using the bridge for adjustment

Radiation Safety Glasses are available in a wide range of designs, colors, sizes, and styles. Regardless of variations, it’s important that you don’t push the bridge to adjust the glass in a more comfortable position. Because doing so can damage the alignment of the nose pads, and the finish on the frames may be worn away.

To properly align your frame in a more comfortable position, use your thumb on the bottom and other fingers on the top of the frame and move slowly to put it into the desired location.

5. Protect your lead glasses in a case

Dust particles, stains, scratches, and tiny fractures can make it difficult to see through your lenses. It is necessary to preserve your leaded eyewear in a case while you are not using them, whether you receive one with your purchase or buy one separately.

You can preserve your lead glasses from scratches and other accidental damages by simply putting them in a case. Generally, manufacturers provide a case or pouch with lead glasses to store it safely.

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