What safety glasses do I need for CO2 laser?
CO2 laser safety glasses (10,600nm) are a coated scratch-resistant polycarbonate CO2 laser filter. Lenses have superior optical clarity with virtually no distortion to reduce eye fatigue. It is ideal for use in most laser applications and comfortable for long periods of wear.
Are all laser safety glasses the same?
Laser safety glasses come in lots of varieties and should be chosen based on the laser’s operating wavelength, power, and beam diameter, as well as the field in which they are being used. With that knowledge, you can select your glasses based on the appropriate wavelength range and OD.
Do safety glasses need laser?
You need laser safety glasses in any situation where it is possible that your eyes could be exposed to direct, reflected, or scattered laser radiation. In other words, if there’s even a remote chance that your eyes could be exposed to even a scattered reflection of the beam, you need to be wearing laser safety glasses.
What are laser safety glasses?
Laser safety glasses and goggles are designed to reduce hazardous laser eye exposure to safe and permissible levels by providing an optical density (OD) that attenuates the laser you are working with, while allowing enough visible light transmission (VLT) for comfortable visibility in a lab.
What are Co2 laser glasses made from?
The lenses are made of a material known as polycarbonate (POLY). Polycarbonate is a lightweight material that allows comfort for medical personnel while they work through long laser procedures. The material found in polycarbonate is less expensive when compared to glass, making the laser glasses more affordable.
What does a Co2 laser do?
Carbon dioxide lasers can precisely remove thin layers of skin with minimal damage to the surrounding structures. These lasers treat sun damage, wrinkles, scars, warts, birthmarks and other skin conditions.
How do I choose the right laser safety glasses?
Quick tips on how to select the proper protective eyewear
- Know your laser’s wavelength.
- Determine the protection level needed based on your laser’s output parameters, or look for the recommended Optical Density (OD).
- Select a filter whose specifications match the above information.
- Find a frame that’s right for you.
Can laser damage eyes?
Laser irradiation of the eye may cause damage to the cornea, lens, or retina, depending on the wavelength of the light and the energy absorption characteristics of the ocular tissues. Most of the radiation is absorbed in the lens of the eye. The effects are delayed and do not occur for many years (e.g.; cataracts).
Is laser radiation harmful?
In general, laser radiation is not in itself harmful, and behaves much like ordinary light in its interaction with the body. Laser radiation should not be confused with radio waves, microwaves, or the ionizing x-rays or radiation from radioactive substances such as radium.
How do you read laser safety glasses?
Laser glasses are marked to protect at specific wavelengths. Check the wavelength ranges on the glasses to see if they match the wavelength(s) your laser operates at. Along with the wavelengths, Optical Densities (OD) are marked on the glasses for each wavelength range. Higher optical densities mean higher protection.
What are the laser safety glasses?
Laser safety glasses filter is a scratch resistant polycarbonate lens that is green in color. Polycarbonate 123 laser protective eye glasses offer protection from Alexandrite, Diode, and Nd:YAG lasers (755 nm, 805-815 nm, 980 nm, and 1064 nm). These laser glasses may provide protection from other laser wavelengths not listed.
How many OD’s are there in noir laser safety glasses?
Available in universal styles, with one to fit nearly every face, whether over… NoIR Laser Safety Glasses with FG1 Glass Filter for Broadband IR Lasers (Ho:YAG, Nd:YAG, Er:YAG) OD Specifications (Optical Density): OD 3+ @ 850-5200nm OD 5+ @ 945-2300nm OD 4+ @ 2300-2500nm OD 5+ @ 2800-10600nm OD 7+ @ 1010-1500nm VLT (Visible Light…
What type of lasers do polycarbonate 123 laser protective eye glasses cover?
Polycarbonate 123 laser protective eye glasses offer protection from Alexandrite, Diode, and Nd:YAG lasers (755 nm, 805-815 nm, 980 nm, and 1064 nm). These laser glasses may provide protection from other laser wavelengths not listed.
Why choose Phillips safety for laser eye protection?
At Phillips Safety we manufacture and provide a complete line of laser eyewear protection for all lasers, giving you high-quality laser protection glasses and laser protection products for eyes/vision and skin. When dealing with lasers your choice of eyewear is not to be something you cheap out on.