Face shields are a necessity in medical settings. They are worn by doctors, nurses, and other health professionals to prevent bodily fluids and other contaminated, hazardous, and dangerous elements from getting into contact with their mouth, eyes, and nose. Especially in virus, bacteria, or infection-related situations, they can help lower the risk of the wearer getting infected.

What other advantages does a face shield, whether a plastic face shield or an adjustable face shield, have to offer? Below are some pros of face shields:

Face shields can protect your whole face.

Whether it is an adjustable face shield or a plastic face shield with a glasses frame, both come with a plastic safety panel that is designed to be slightly longer and wider than your face. It is large enough to cover the entire face from the top of the head to past the chin and curve around the face from one ear to the other.

Face shields, when worn over face masks, offer more protection.

Viruses, bacteria, and other infectious agents present in respiratory droplets can get into your body through your eyes, nose, or mouth. If you wear a face mask, you can only provide protection for your nose and mouth. But if you also wear a face shield, you can shield your eyes from these hazardous elements while also adding another barrier of defense for your nose and mouth.

Face shields are quite easy to wear.

Face shields are made up of two main parts --- a clear plastic panel and an adjustable strap or glasses frame. If you have the type with an adjustable strap, all you need to do to wear it is place the strap about an inch above your eyebrows and tighten or loosen it to secure it in place. If you have the type with a glasses frame, you simply put it on like a pair of glasses. Make sure that the clear plastic panel has good coverage of your entire face, curving around the sides of your head and extending past down your chin.

Face shields are affordable.

It is not hard at all to find reasonably priced face shields these days. The price tends to go down with the quantity you buy, so if you wear face shields frequently it can save you even more money to buy them in bulk.

Face shields are quick and easy to clean.

Using items that you probably already have at home, you should clean your face shield after every use. A very fast method is by using alcohol wipes or antibacterial wipes. Carefully and gently wipe the clear plastic panel to remove accumulated particles. Make sure to remove any residue that may obstruct your view. Another quick and easy method is by using soap and water. Prepare a small container with soap and water and soak the clear plastic panel in it. Wipe the surface with a cloth or sponge, rinse properly, and dry with a towel.

Source: Clear plastic face shield.