Wednesday, October 8, 2014 Recommended Goggles for Ebola Protection

Our recommended goggle for Ebola protection is the Uvex Stealth OTG anti-fog/anti-scratch goggle.

Sperian S3970D Stealth Otg W/Neoprene Band Navy Frame A/F Lens Clear Ea

  • Available with Durastreme dual coating technology
  • Easy lens replacement system
  • Low profile, wrap-around design fits comfortably over most prescription eyewear
  • Pivoting headband clip and wide adjustable slide headband provides a range of adjust-ability and all day comfort
  • Indirectly Vented
  • Anti-Fog Lens
  • Anti-Scratch Lens

Goggles are designed to fit snugly, but not necessarily seal around the wearer’s eyes. NIOSH states: “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 efficacious, 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.”

* Directly-vented goggles may allow penetration by splashes or sprays; therefore, indirectly-vented or non-vented goggles are preferred for infection control.

Link for more information on the Uvex Stealth OTG goggle

Safety glasses provide impact protection but do not provide the same level of splash or droplet
protection as goggles and generally should not be used for infection control purposes.

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