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Do You Need Glasses for At-Home IPL?

If you’re using an at-home IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) machine, you might wonder whether you need to wear protective glasses. The short answer is absolutely yes. Here’s why.

THE SCIENCE BEHIND IPL MACHINES

IPL devices emit a high-intensity broad-spectrum light that can target various skin issues, from hair removal to treating pigmentation and acne. However, this powerful light releases significant amounts of UV (ultraviolet) and IR (infrared) radiation. UV and IR light can harm your eyes, potentially causing immediate discomfort and long-term damage.

RISKS OF UNPROTECTED IPL USE

Exposure to the intense light from an IPL machine without proper eye protection can lead to several eye issues, including:

1. PHOTOKERATITIS:​

This condition is similar to sunburn of the eye and can cause pain, redness, and temporary vision loss.

2. CATARACTS:

Over time, exposure to UV radiation can contribute to the development of cataracts, a clouding of the eye’s lens.

3. RETINAL DAMAGE:

Infrared light can penetrate deep into the eye and damage the retina, potentially leading to vision loss.

PROTECTIVE SOLUTIONS FROM PHILLIPS SAFETY

To ensure your eyes are safe during IPL treatments, Phillips Safety offers a range of protective eyewear designed specifically for IPL use. Here are two of our top filters that provide excellent protection:

Our IPLB filter glasses are designed to block the harmful UV and IR radiation emitted by IPL devices. They are suitable for any IPL machine and provide reliable protection.

Explore IPL Brown Glasses

The IPL Green glasses offer similar protection with a different filter option, catering to various user preferences and needs.

Explore IPL Green Glasses

Since many users require vision correction, Phillips Safety now offers the IPL filter in prescription lenses. This ensures you don’t have to compromise your vision clarity for safety.

Explore IPL Prescription Safety Glasses

For those who prefer not to wear dark lenses, we offer the innovative IPL Pulse glasses. These glasses darken automatically when the IPL device is used, providing protection only when necessary.

Explore IPL Pulse Glasses

CONCLUSION

Using an IPL machine at home can be safe and effective, but only if you take the necessary precautions to protect your eyes. With our range of IPL safety glasses, Phillips Safety ensures you can enjoy the benefits of IPL treatments without risking your eye health. Please browse our selection to find the perfect pair of protective glasses.

If you still aren’t sure which IPL safety glasses are right for you, it’s a good idea to give us a call at 1-866-575-1307 or talk to us through our chat or e-mail us at service@phillips-safety.com

Our experts will be able to tell you what you need for your application.

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