Earloop Mask with EyeShield 25 per box
- Polypropylene outer facing for added protection against fluids, plus inner cellulose facing for comfort.
- Non-glare, fog-free, wraparound eye shield assures maximum eye and facial protection.
- Soft foam anti-fog strip allows for comfortable, clear viewing Earloops securely hold mask in place.
- Latex free
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Frequently Asked Questions
What to look for in eye protection?
As Dr. Fauci said, if you have eye protection already, you should use it. So, what counts as appropriate eyewear?
Standard eyeglasses or sunglasses can provide some protection, but they’re not foolproof, due to the openings on the top, bottom and sides where aerosols could still get in, Steinemann says. That said, contact lens wearers might want to consider wearing glasses to avoid touching your eyes, the American Academy of Ophthalmology suggests.
Face shields work because they protect the crown and chin from exposure, as well as the eyes. The clear plastic wraps around the face to the point of each ear to protect the wearer from splashes and sprays. Although they provide good eye protection, you still have to wear an earloop mask when wearing a face shield in order to cover your nose and mouth.
And to be protective, goggles should “fit snugly, particularly from the corners of the eye across the brow,” the Centers for Disease Control says.
Ultimately, the best thing you can do is continue to wear an earloop mask, maintain social distance, wash your hands, or use hand sanitizer and stop touching your face.
Does everyone need to wear a face mask?
The following people should NOT wear an earloop face mask, according to the CDC:
- Children under age 2.
- Anyone who has trouble breathing.
- Anyone who is unconscious, incapacitated or cannot remove a face mask without help.
How to wear an earloop mask effectively?
It’s all about getting the right fit and covering your bases, Dr. Pate says. “An earloop mask should cover the bridge of the nose, mouth, and both lateral sides of the cheeks to prevent air from entering,” she says. “There are many people who improperly wear an earloop mask or get the incorrect size with the nose exposed, which defeats the purpose of wearing an earloop mask in the first place.”
Though it’s been widely reported, it bears repeating: With a shortage of N95 masks still ongoing, the best thing you can do for healthcare professionals is to save surgical masks for them and opt for a fabric or cloth mask. Below, we’ve listed several online outlets where you’ll find cloth face masks in stock and/or fabric materials to DIY. Read on to see all the options available:
When Should You Wear an earloop mask?
The CDC recommends that everyone over age 2 wear an earloop mask or cloth face masks in public places where it’s hard to stay 6 feet away from other people.
Wear a face mask if you are sick and around other people or animals, even at home. Caregivers should use them when cleaning and disinfecting a sick person’s bedroom or bathroom.
If you need to call 911, put on a mask before medical help arrives.
Remember that an earloop mask should be used in addition to other COVID-19 safety steps. It doesn’t replace them. You still need to limit your contact with other people, wash your hands often with soap for at least 20 seconds, and keep common surfaces clean.
Unsure About Actually Wearing a Face Mask?
Here’s How (and Why) to Do It
Tips for wearing an earloop mask properly how to wash it To mask or not to mask? That has been the question on all of our minds for the last few weeks. Before, the consensus was for only those who are considered high risk for the coronavirus (COVID-19) to wear them.
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But in light of recent findings, the CDC now recommends that we wear earloop masks or cloth face coverings in public settings that might make it hard to practice social distancing etiquette and that’s why we also recommend that you and your family members consider making it a part of your daily routine,” says Aaron Hamilton, MD “Wearing a cloth face mask is recommended as an extra layer of protection,” Dr. Hamilton says. “That means that you should still be following any shelter-in-place orders in your community. But when you’re venturing out to the grocery store, pharmacy or hospital, it’s wise to wear one.”