Why protect your eyes from radiation?
The use of X-ray imaging is beneficial in diagnosis and procedures; however, repeated exposure to radiation can put us at risk of tissue damage. Although we are all exposed to minimal doses of background radiation throughout our lifetime, practitioners who use imaging are exposed significantly more often and face a greater risk of tissue damage.
How can we protect our eyes from excessive radiation?
The best way to protect the eyes against radiation exposure is by wearing glasses with lead lenses. Unfortunately, the effects of radiation exposure may not be realized for years or even decades later. Therefore, you may not be experiencing the effects of radiation daily, but this does not minimize the importance of protection.
Ionizing radiation is harmful, containing enough energy to alter our cells and cause tissue damage. At Infab, we focus on protecting the healthcare industry from excessive radiation exposure and recommend lead glasses be worn to ensure proper eye protection.
What are the effects of radiation exposure to the eye?
The most common effect of repeated radiation dose exposure to the eyes is cataracts. A cataract is a clouding of the ordinarily clear lens of your eye. Most cataracts develop slowly over the course of years. And since you may not experience the symptoms of radiation doses immediately, it is essential to get proper protection.
How do we solve the problem?
Infab offers lead glasses in a variety of colors and comfortable styles, with frames from popular brands. From sporty Nike styles to sophisticated Gucci frames, we offer a stylish and comfortable way to protect your eyes against harmful ionizing radiation. In addition, for those who currently use prescription glasses, we have a wide range of Fitover glasses designed to fit over most glasses. To learn more about which glasses are best for you, download our Lead Glasses Buyer Guide here. View our full selection of lead glasses.