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Goggles used in laboratory

1. Safety goggles for chemistry lab
    1.1 Goggles lab
    1.2 Lab safety goggles over glasses
    1.3 What is a goggles used for in a lab?
    1.4 Do laboratory safety glasses protect against Covid?
2. Types of science safety goggles
3. How to use laboratory goggles?
4. How to buy laboratory goggles

Safety goggles for chemistry lab


Goggles lab

The laboratory, a place designed to be dedicated to experimental purposes, is also an indispensable part of scientific research. But when we are conducting scientific experiments, there are also many hidden "killers" around us -- those accidents that would probably happen at any time, such as object shattering impacts, solvent burns, poisoning, etc. Chemical laboratories around the world are equipped with safety equipment to ensure safe operations like the safety shower, fire extinguisher, laboratory goggles, lab coat, eyewash table, fire blanket, lab refrigerator, explosion-proof fume hood, first aid kit, and so on.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) plays an important role in biological protection in laboratories. It is included eye and face protection, respiratory protection, body protection, hand protection, and hearing protection. It is necessary to protect the eyes and face when being involved in solution reagents in the lab as they are very easily injured. Lab safety goggles, as a special type of glasses, are one of the important eyes and face protection equipment.

Wearing safety goggles in chemistry lab is not for decoration or fashion purposes, but to protect the eyes from harmful factors such as radiation, chemical, mechanical and different wavelengths of light. Chemical lab goggles are the primary equipment when intended to shield the eyes against liquid or chemical splash, fumes, vapors, and irritating mists fumes. They form a protective seal around the eyes to prevent objects or liquids from entering under or around the goggles. When a heating source, glassware, chemicals, or preserved specimens are being used in the experiments, chemical-splash goggles should be the standard for eye protection.

When mentioning the defense against eye injuries in the lab, safety goggles must be the best choice. Potential hazards can be avoided by simply wearing safety glasses when working in laboratories. Not only do they protect your eyes whilst at work, but they can also have a huge impact on the long-term health of your eyes.

Lab safety goggles over glasses

Safety glasses vs. safety goggles
The key difference between goggles and glasses is that safety goggles for science lab offer complete protection around your eye while safety glasses laboratory use may only offer protection around the front and sides but not to the top.

Lab goggles that fit over glasses
Wearing eyeglasses doesn’t protect your eyes from debris or dangerous chemicals when you are conducting experiments, so you’ll still need to wear lab safety goggles over glasses. There are some advantages and disadvantages to lab goggles for glasses wearers. Obviously, the basic function of laboratory goggles is to keep eye safety and eyeglass safety. However, there may be some issues with wearing safety goggles over your eyeglasses. For example, ill-fitting could probably cause goggles to slip, slide, or come off while you wear them; incorrect wearing could press your eyeglasses into your face, making them feel tight and even causing pain. Therefore, prescription lab goggles are produced to meet the requirements of people who wear eyeglasses but need protective eyewear.

What is a goggles used for in a lab?

Chemical leakage is possible when operating chemical experiments. The leakage easily causes eye injuries to the experimenters. If there are chemical potions accidentally sprayed into the eyes, the consequences will be unimaginable. Laboratory goggles are chemical resistant and fog-resistant eye-wear. They protect the eyes from harmful acid and chemical splashes with a full closure design, especially when you are staying with flying objects, fine particles, and radiation in the lab. Strictly speaking, chemistry goggles must be worn during chemical work.

Do laboratory safety glasses protect against Covid?

It is advised to use an N95 respirator, gown, gloves, and eye protection (including laboratory goggles) when caring for a patient with suspected, presumed, or confirmed COVID-19.

Types of science safety goggles

Science safety goggles can be divided into ordinary protective glasses and special protective glasses according to their functions. But normally, there are four primary types of eye protection, including general safety glasses, chemical splash goggles, impact goggles, and laser safety glasses.
General safety glasses are designed to protect against light to moderate impact and flying particles and are constructed of metal or plastic with impact-resistant glass or plastic lenses. Safety glasses must have shatterproof lenses, and impact-resistant frames to provide side protection. Everyone can use safety glasses when needed. According to the requirement of the user, safety glasses can have varied lenses, such as clear, bifocal, anti-fog, tinted, indoor or outdoor lens, polarized, shooting, men’s or women's, low light eyewear, filtered, and changeable, etc.

Chemical spatter means when the materials of acids, oxidizers, bases, or any other corrosive liquid come in contact with a surface, the surface deteriorates. The deterioration can happen in seconds to minutes or slowly over days or years. So it is necessary to wear chemical splash goggles for any task which could result in liquid splashes to the eye that might not be prevented by safety glasses, even with side shields. Lab safety glasses are frequently used in the chemical environment. There are different functions of safety goggles in lab, such as uvex lab goggles, splash-proof lab goggles, sealed lab goggles, organic chemistry goggles, biohazard safety glasses, anti-fog lab goggles, etc.

When you are in machining, woodcutting, lathe working, chemical working, pellet working, welding, or torch cutting environment, impact goggles are necessary as the minimum protection as potential exists for flying particulate matter to impact your eyes.

The glasses are designed to reduce hazardous laser eye exposure to safe and permissible levels by providing an optical density (OD) that attenuates the laser you are working with while allowing enough visible light transmission (VLT) for comfortable visibility in a lab is called laser safety glasses.

There are custom lab goggles as well. Transparent lab goggles are normal in the lab, so some people would like to have their personalized lab goggles, such as pink lab goggles, green lab goggles, designer lab goggles, cute lab safety goggles, cool lab safety glasses, etc.

How to use laboratory goggles?

There are three main reasons for us to use goggles in laboratories: to prevent damage, UV protection, and avoid accidents. When we realize the importance of wearing goggles in the lab, it is also necessary to know how to wear goggles properly, because this can prevent some unnecessary issues. Here is the proper way to wear protective glasses as below:

1) Choose qualified safety goggles.

2) Choose a suitable size to prevent falling off and shaking from our faces during operation, affecting the use effect and work efficiency.

3) Mirror frame should be consistent with our face to avoid side light leakage. If necessary, use eye protection or anti-slide light glasses.

4) Avoid being affected by moisture and heavyweight.

5) Hard objects should be prevented from rubbing the lens to avoid distortion, damage, or light leakage.

6) The lens and frame should be replaced in time if they are worn badly, or it will affect the normal vision of the operator.

7) When damaged by splashes, the filter should be replaced in time.

8) Protective goggles should be used by special personnel to prevent infectious eye disease.

9) Cross-used is forbidden to prevent eye disease infection.

How to buy laboratory goggles?

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