In these days of global health scare caused by the COVID-19, as official sources tell us, we know that the route of transmission of the virus between humans occurs through secretions from people infected by respiratory droplets or saliva contact with our mucous membranes of the mouth, nose or eyes. It is therefore important to know that we must protect, maintain strict hygiene and especially avoid contact of hands with mouth, nose and eyes.
From PEGASO, as a manufacturer of personal protective equipment and experts in visual protection, we want to give you some safety tips regarding how to choose the right glasses to protect our eyes, depending on our activity and exposure to the virus.
Healthcare workers are the most exposed people and should be equipped with a GOGGLE glasses , the goggle prevents any type of particle from entering into the eye to avoid the risk of contamination from splashes or drops. The regulations that certify this type of glasses are EN166 and must be marked on the lens and frame with the symbol 3, which corresponds to the risk of liquid drops.
If you are a worker who has to go to work in companies opened these days and you are in contact with public, for example: pharmacies, supermarkets, basic necessities stores, etc., your exposure It can be medium-high, so we recommend you to use protective glasses that cover the eye as well as its contour and especially include side protectors , so that they are as closed as possible. This safety measure can help you keep your eyes safe and avoid inadvertently touching them.
For those who are confined and leave home occasionally we recommend increasing eye protection measures and using a goggle that covers the eye and when possible, with lateral protection
In all cases, it is a matter of minimizing the possibility of touching our eyes, even unintentionally, so as not to contaminate them or isolate them from contact with possible secretions.
Finally, keep in mind that the main recommendations given by the Ministry of Health to use this type of PPE, it ensures maximum protection with minimal discomfort for the user is stressed. That’s why the correct size, design or size is important.
Yes, we recommend washing the glasses with soap and water, never with a hydroalcoholic solution as it would damage the product.
By law, all safety glass must be certified and marked lens and mount with relevant regulations and the CE mark in accordance with the rules of the European Community.
The recommended Personal Protective Equipment will depend on the level exposure to the virus. From single-lens full-face glasses, such as goggles, that offer protection against liquids, to frame glasses with side protection that avoid contact with hands or gloves.