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Healthcare worker adjusting face shield and goggles while wearing a surgical mask, cap, and stethoscope.

Eye Protection for Healthcare Workers

By PPE Data, PPE Insights

While it is recommended for unvaccinated individuals to wear masks to protect one’s mouth, nose, and throat from getting infected with the coronavirus, health care professionals who work in medium to high exposure settings are also recommended to wear eye protection, such as face shields and safety goggles to limit eye exposure to air-borne respiratory droplets. This recommendation, suggested by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and seconded by medical expert Dr. Anthony Fauci, is aimed at health care professionals with a higher risk of exposure to COVID-19, to provide them with more methods of protection for the…

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