Post: Lead Glasses Buying Guide: What to Consider for Optimal Eye Protection

Lead Glasses Buying Guide: What to Consider for Optimal Eye Protection

When it comes to protecting your eyes from radiation, lead glasses are a crucial safety accessory. Whether you work in medical imaging, radiology, or any field that involves exposure to harmful x-ray radiation, selecting the right lead glasses is essential. 

At Phillips Safety, we understand the importance of finding the perfect pair that offers both optimal protection and personal comfort. In this guide, we’ll explore the key factors to consider when selecting lead glasses to ensure you make an informed decision.

Protection Level:

All leaded eyewear available at Phillips Safety offers a consistent 0.75mm lead equivalency, effectively attenuating harmful x-ray radiation. It’s important to note that while some manufacturers may offer lower levels of protection, our store exclusively stocks eyewear that meets this high standard of radiation shielding.

Factors to Consider:

Weight: While larger lenses may seem appealing, remember that the weight of the glasses increases with size. Prioritize the protection of your eyes and choose a frame that strikes a balance between size and comfort.

Sizing: Pay attention to the frame sizing and select a pair that fits securely without sliding off. Finding the right fit is essential for both protection and comfort.

Comfort: Since you may wear your lead glasses for extended periods, prioritize ergonomics and lasting comfort. Ensure the glasses sit comfortably on your nose and ears, reducing any potential discomfort or fatigue.

Color: Opt for lead glasses with a color that suits your work environment. Feeling confident and comfortable while wearing your glasses is crucial for compliance.

Durability: Choose lead eyewear frames that are built to last. Investing in a durable pair of glasses ensures long-term use without the need for frequent replacements.

Side Protection: Confirm that your lead glasses have either wraparound lenses or lead side shields to provide appropriate protection from all angles.

Prescriptions: If you wear prescription glasses, consider either getting a pair of prescription lead glasses or fitover lead glasses designed to be worn over your existing eyewear. Your vision should never be compromised when it comes to radiation safety.

In Conclusion:

Selecting radiation safety glasses requires careful consideration of various factors to ensure the optimal combination of protection and comfort. At Phillips Safety, we prioritize your safety and offer a wide range of lead glasses that meet the highest standards. 

Don’t take any risks when it comes to your eyesight. Invest in radiation glasses that are not only functional but also comfortable, durable, and visually appealing. If you have any questions or need further guidance, please feel free to ask in the comments below. Your safety is our priority. Stay protected, stay safe!

If you still aren’t sure which leaded 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

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