While laser procedures are performed, it is a requirement and essential safety component to wear laser safety glasses in medical, surgical, dental, laboratory or cosmetic facilities. These 1064nm Laser Glasses will keep your organization in compliance with ANSI Z136.3 standards, for those working with high power Class 3B and Class 4 lasers and laser systems in health care facilities.
Polycarbonate (POLY) is the lens material found in Yag laser glasses. This material makes the pair lighter in weight and inexpensive when compared to those made with glass. During a long laser procedure, it can be more comfortable to wear a lighter pair of safety glasses. Polycarbonate lens provide the same laser radiation protection and is less expensive because of the material polycarbonate is made of. These filters allow a 58.7% visible light transmission, giving you the capacity to see your patients more clearly. Identifying the type of laser you are working with is paramount, and then selecting the type of lens and frame should follow. With proper wear, Yag filters can ensure complete eye protection for your physicians, patients and medical personnel.
At Universal Medical, we imprint the wavelength measurements (in nanometers) and optical density on our laser safety glasses for staff and patients to clearly see. The optical density measurements are simply the level of absorption of a particular wavelength. The greater the optical density, the more laser radiation is obstructed. For instance, an optical density of 5, blocks all except .001 or 1% of the laser frequency. An optical density of 7, blocks all except .00001 of the laser frequency.
Applications of YAG Lasers:
- Yag lasers are commonly used in medical procedures: eye surgeries, laser skin surgeries and orthopedic procedures, etc.
- This type of laser produces short-pulsed and high-energy light beams giving the ability to cut, perforate or separate tissue.
Proper storage and cleanliness for laser safety glasses is always important. They should be stored in a designated protective unit, comparable to our Clearly Safe Acrylic Safety Eyeglass Dispenser, for easy accessibility. Yag laser glasses come in a variety of stylish designed frames that include our fit-over frame, aviator style frame, wrap around frame and comfortable Yag laser goggles. By selecting the appropriate frame based on an individual’s needs, the glasses will be comfortable and well fitted. During a laser procedure, medical personnel and individuals in the same room should all wear properly fitted laser safety eyewear. Laser exposure to the eyes can be prevented by the implementation and practice of routine safety guidelines in your facility. Your physicians, staff and patients should be protected with the highest quality Yag laser glasses and Yag laser goggles in the industry from Universal Medical.