A face shield may offer an advantage in that it provides a physical barrier over all your portals of entry — your eyes as well as your mouth and nose. Shields may also reduce the frequency of the wearer touching their face. According to Dr. Michael B. Edmond, MPH, MPA, MBA, chief quality officer and associate chief medical officer for University of Iowa Health Care, and clinical professor of infectious diseases at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, plastic face shields can reduce the risk of contracting the virus. Dr. Joy Henningsen, clinical assistant professor, VAMC Section, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, noted that plastic face shields work best to “protect the wearer from an infected person when used with a mask.”
Designed for procedures and environments where risk of exposure to blood and/or bodily fluids through splashing is possible
Equipped with a foam band and headband
Can be worn with or without glasses or goggles
Resistant to fogging
Clear for maximum visibility
Available in full length
HOW TO USE:
Wash hands before and after removing the face shield.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth when removing it.
Clean and disinfect reusable face shields after each use.
How to keep a face shield clean:
Unlike masks, face shields do not absorb droplets when the wearer speaks, sneezes or coughs. They need to be sanitized frequently. Coronavirus persists longer on plastic than on porous materials like cloth, paper or cardboard.