Naxcare additively manufacture safety goggles to fight COVID-19

13/04/2020

COVID-19 is a high infectivity virus that is mainly transmitted through droplets released into the air by coughing or sneezing. To prevent infection in highly contaminated hospital environments, medical workers who are in close contact with patients must wear personal protective equipment (PPE) including masks, gloves, and respiratory systems to prevent infections transmitted through the nose and mouth. In addition to the safety PPE equipment listed above, other critical protection equipment are safety goggles. These are just as important as masks in protecting medical personnel against infection.

The conjunctiva membrane, located inside the eyelid to lubricate the eyeballs – is the only exposed mucous membrane of the body. When the eyes are opened the conjunctiva membrane is also exposed, making it an important but often overlooked entrance for viruses. In this case, effective safety goggles are in high-demand to provide full cover and good sealing to the eye area to blocking against hazards including flying particles and liquid splatter from every direction.