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Protect Your Vision without Sacrificing Comfort: How to Choose Lightweight Leaded Glasses

You want to always ensure that having the lightest safety glasses possible is a good idea. You never want to remove safety glasses because they seem uncomfortable or too heavy. This is true with leaded or lead glasses we use for anti-radiation glasses. Wearing radiation glasses is critical for those constantly exposed to equipment that emits ionizing radiation.


First, ensure that you have the appropriate level of protection with your radiation safety glasses. This leads to the anti-radiation glasses providing a certain amount of protection calculated via lead equivalency.

From there, you also want to make sure that the components of the lead glasses are made from a lightweight material such as polycarbonate. At the same time, it’s about ensuring durability, so there are additional levels of protection.

Then check the measurements properly and ensure that they will fit on your face comfortably and securely at the same time, as well as cover your eyes and the surrounding parts of your face.

From here, you want to ensure that the radiation safety glasses have all the right certifications and ratings from agencies. These can range from agencies such as the FDA or getting CE certifications on the components.

The final piece is to think about the overall look at style. At Phillips Safety, we carry so many options for your radiation glasses needs that you’ll get ample protection but can also do so in style.


Available in seven colors, the 15011 is an excellent option when looking for leaded glasses. They come with side shields for added protection and are built for comfort with nose pads you can adjust. You can even get this model with high prescription comfort due to the rectangular shape of the frame. The safety glasses come with SF-6 Schott glass with CE certification and provide 0.75mm Pb Lead equivalency of protection.


Oakley offers a pair of radiation safety glasses with only 70 grams total weight, even with the glass lenses. With the Leadline, You still get the 0.75mm Pb lead equivalency protection and a durable plastic-based frame.

This is also another excellent option to consider with a prescription. There are also nose pads that are rubberized, so they are comfortable to wear all day. You have four color options: gray ink, matte black, polish black, and trans indigo.


The final option to consider is the Brazen Shadow by Nike. That means you get that sports look from Nike but still get it at a light 74 grams. Protection against radiation is a non-issue with the same 0.75mm Pb lead equivalency. These frames come in a wrap-around design, eliminating the need for side shields and staying securely on your face at all times, which is only supported more by the rubberized temple bars. There are five different styles available with this model.

If necessary, you can find more information on the specification sheets for all these radiation safety glasses mentioned above.

If you still aren’t sure which radiation 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

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


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