Post: Safety First, Durability Always: Selecting the Best Stylish Radiation Safety Glasses for the Lab

Safety First, Durability Always: Selecting the Best Stylish Radiation Safety Glasses for the Lab

Working in a laboratory that utilizes radiation may seem routine for those who work with it daily, but the risks involved remain significant for employees. While radiation safety glasses are commonly used in various industries, finding durable eyewear that also meets style preferences can be challenging. It’s essential to address the concerns of your workers regarding aesthetic quality and provide them with attractive radiation eyewear options.

Fortunately, a wide range of stylish glasses suitable for labs working with radiation are available at Phillips Safety. These glasses are necessary in various lab settings, and it’s important to collaborate with your employees to identify eyewear styles that best suit their specific environments. Whether working alongside colleagues or interacting with the public, workers will appreciate glasses that are both visually appealing and comfortable for long days in the lab.


Fluoroscope labs remain the central hub for careers in diagnostic radiology. However, over the past two decades, fluoroscopic procedures have become increasingly complex, necessitating longer exposure to radiation. As a result, it is crucial to provide your workers with the best available radiation protective eyewear. Whether you prefer renowned brands like Nike or our very own Phillips Safety Products, you can discover a wide range of styles suitable for your work environment.

For professionals conducting daily radiology on patients, stylish wraparound designs are often preferred in protective eyewear. These styles have gained popularity due to their practicality, aesthetic appeal, and additional lateral protection. Many wraparounds feature sleek and lightweight frames, ensuring optimal comfort without adding unnecessary weight. Furthermore, you’ll find wraparounds constructed with high-impact TR-90 nylon, providing ultimate durability. Additionally, they come with distortion-free lenses and offer a variety of frame colors.


Catheterization laboratories rely on radiation for diagnostic purposes, specifically for imaging the heart. In such an environment, it is common for staff to interact with patients, engaging in extended conversations and explaining procedures in detail. Consequently, wearing non-distracting eyewear becomes crucial to facilitate effective face-to-face communication.

Your employees will value having a variety of stylistic options available for their eyewear, extending beyond traditional wraparound designs. Additionally, the option of utilizing fitover radiation glasses provides a comfortable fit when worn over existing prescription eyewear, ensuring convenience for your staff. You don’t have to compromise on comfort or style when it comes to radiation glasses. They are available in a range of color options and are designed to be lightweight, ensuring that they don’t add unnecessary weight to your employees’ eyewear.

Alternatively, employees may opt for economy frames, which not only offer affordability but also resemble regular glasses in appearance. Many of these frames come with side shields for enhanced lateral protection. Moreover, employees can find exceptional comfort in these frames, thanks to features like adjustable nose pads. Additionally, economy frames cater to different head sizes, providing options for medium or large sizes.


Radiation usage extends beyond the medical field and finds applications in various sectors such as academia, industry, and nuclear power plants. These environments expose employees to similar potential risks associated with radiation exposure in its diverse forms. In settings like these, it is crucial to carefully consider the type of radiation glasses that your workers should wear. While prioritizing functionality and protection, it is equally important to offer eyewear options that reflect personal style, avoiding the perpetuation of stereotypes associated with lab workers.

For instance, metal frames offer a balance of high-caliber durability without appearing bulky. They come in different lens shapes, allowing workers to express their individuality through their eyewear style. Many metal frames incorporate nickel alloy materials for a lighter feel.

When it comes to radiation goggles, they don’t have to be excessively large on someone’s face. Fitover goggles are designed with soft foam on the inside coating, ensuring all-day comfort for workers. Vented frames help reduce lens fogging, preventing vision obstruction during critical procedures. Some goggles closely resemble regular glasses, featuring neoprene foam on the inside to prevent sweat splashing.

A notable feature of quality radiation glasses is the use of Schott glass radiation-reducing lenses. Phillips Safety’s radiation lenses are exclusively made of these high-quality German glass Schott SF-6 radiation-reducing lenses, ensuring comprehensive protection and avoiding subpar products. Make sure to explore our collection of radiation glasses and find your next pair of protective eyewear.

If you still aren’t sure which radiation 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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