Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why should you use goggles?

A: Goggles are designed to fit snugly, but not necessarily seal around the wearer’s eyes. Appropriately fitted, indirectly-vented goggles with a manufacturer’s anti-fog coating provide the most reliable practical eye protection from splashes, sprays, and respiratory droplets. However, to be effective, goggles must fit snugly, particularly from the corners of the eye across the brow. While highly effective as eye protection, goggles do not provide splash or spray protection for other parts of the face.

 

Q: Can goggles protect you from coronavirus?

A: A respiratory specialist from the world-renowned Chinese Peking University is stated to believe he became infected with the coronavirus after exposing his eyes to airborne droplets from his infected patients. It is also recorded that one of his eyes was swollen after the exposure and mucus started to clog his nasal system.

 

Also, touching one’s eyes with an infected hand could immediately spread the virus to the body. Therefore, it is important to cover your eyes to minimize your exposure.

 

Q: Should you wear goggles?

A: You should always evaluate your workplace for potential eye hazards so you can select the appropriate safety equipment. In relation to viral transmission reduction safety goggles should be worn when splashing liquids and airborne droplets risks are present

 

Q: What are the different types of eye protection?

A: There are four primary types of eye protection — of which each has its own limitations — including general safety glasses, laser safety glasses, chemical splash goggles and impact goggles. Full face protection is achieved by wearing face shields.

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