The DynaPro Face Shield comprehensively protects the three mucous membranes of your face – eyes, nose and mouth – from invasion of harmful particles, viral or bacterial matter.
The face shield visor is made from impact resistant polycarbonate and has an anti fog coating on both sides. With this coating you will enjoy continued perfect vision. You will not have cause for concern due to exhaled moisture condensing on the visor and fogging it up. A soft and comfortable head band helps to secure the shield and keep it in position reliably throughout the day.
The main advantage of face shields over masks and respirators lies in the extra protection they provide for the eyes. In addition, individuals with a tendency to claustrophobia will be more comfortable with them. This is due to the fact that they do not press against the skin of the face.
In hot conditions, the DynaPro Face Shield will be a more comfortable option as there is less heat retention and better ventilation.
Those who wear facial hair (possibly for religious or cultural reasons) will find it difficult to wear an N95 or KN95 respirator effectively. Facial hair such as a moustache or sideburns can make it difficult to achieve an airtight seal against the facial contours. Face shields such as this one from DynaPro Health do not suffer from this disadvantage.
The DynaPro Face Shield is 33 cm long by 22 cm wide and therefore provides full facial protection.
How To Clean & Disinfect Your DynaPro Face Shield
You can also easily disinfect and reuse a face shield (unlike a mask or respirator). To do this without causing scratches on the polycarbonate visor, follow these steps:
- Submerge the shield in a combination of warm water and soap. For ideal results, use a mild liquid dish soap like Dawn. It will reduce surface tension and allow the soapy water to spread evenly across the visor surface.
- Use a soft cloth or sponge to clean the shield by wiping it gently in the soap and water solution;;
- Once done, rinse the shield in clean water;
- Dry the shield using a soft cotton towel or (even better) a microfiber cloth.
It may be a surprise to learn that a simple dish soap is all that you need to remove potentially deadly microbes from your face shield. However, bear in mind that even a gentle soap is enough to clean our hands of these pathogens. It will therefore work on your face shield just as well.
An easy mistake is to assume that a surface disinfectant wipe or spray (such as Cavicide or Germicide 3) should be used. However, these products can leave a visible residue that can interfere with your vision while wearing the shield. They are therefore best avoided.