Back in March, when we were just getting ready to start Vision1’s summer season full of customized sunglasses, we as well as the rest of the world got interrupted by Covid 19. After the initial shock, especially because our manufacturer is located in northern Italy, we proactively started to to think what we can do to help to stop the spread of the virus.
We sat down and quickly came up with the idea of protective face shields. Pictures of face shields in use already appeared in newspapers – but we were not sure if they actually are a source of protection or rather an additional health risk by only suggesting protection? So we asked ourselves:
To answer this question, we asked a group of Viennese virologists and doctors about their opinion and they pointed us to that study: Efficacy of Face Shields Against Cough Aerosol Droplets From a Cough Simulator by Lindsley et al, 2014/NIOSH. The study analyses if infectious airborne particles are a hazard for health care workers when checking on coughing patients and if face shields can prevent infections. The simple answer is, yes, they reduce exposure of up to 96%. Find all the findings summarized in our previous article: The ‘New Norm’: Face Masks and Face Shields in Public Spaces
Before we send you over to read the whole article, here the most important quotes:
Being locked-out of their manufacture during the worst weeks of the pandemic in Italy, our engineers used their time to develop a product to meet Vision1’s core values: Premium quality, functionality and sustainability.
The central quality features:
Convinced? Give the gift of safety and equip your loved ones, coworkers, employees, etc. with face shields. There is no minimum order quantity, we ship worldwide and from 1,000 pieces we can customize the upper printing area for you. Be in touch!
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