In today’s ever-changing world, it can be hard to understand the best choices for keeping yourself and your loved ones safe from COVID-19. One of the hottest debates right now is whether masks or face shields are a better choice.
According to pandemic preparedness expert Amesh Adalja, M.D., “There’s a lot of at least biological possibility to suspect that [shields] are definitely better than homemade face masks, and maybe even better than other types of masks as well, because they not only prevent you from spreading it… because it also covers your eyes, it provides more protection to the mucus membranes of your face where you might be getting infected.”
James Cherry, M.D., infectious disease expert at UCLA, agrees with Adalja. Cherry says that while there is still much research to be done on exactly how the coronavirus transmits from person to person, it’s a well-known fact that many viruses enter the body through the eyes. A face shield offers a high level of eye protection, while a mask offers none.
Another benefit to using a face shield instead of a mask: a face shield is more likely to stay in place long-term. If you’ve worn a cloth, surgical, or other mask recently, you’ve likely noticed that you had to adjust the mask over and over again. Whether you were twisting the ear loops for a better fit, pulling it up over your nose, or pulling it down to fully cover your chin, most people find that cloth and surgical masks simply do not stay in place throughout the day. With a sturdy face shield, you’ll never have to worry about adjusting ear loops or touching the shield to ensure that it’s covering your nose and mouth.
Many people also find that a face shield is simply more comfortable to wear than a face mask, especially during warm weather. While a cloth or surgical mask will trap moisture from the breath and create a humid environment, a face shield is breathable, and allows air to circulate around the face. This can be especially important for people who have jobs that require them to be outdoors in warm weather for long periods of time.
At Cutting Edge Converted Products, we’re here to provide you, your employees, and/ or your family with face shields to help keep you safe. Our face shields come in packs of 20, are disposable, and have a comfortable foam head band that keeps the wearer from feeling discomfort during long periods of use. We have shields available for both adults and children, and our face shields are ready to be shipped to you immediately – no waiting necessary. Reach out to us today to learn more about our face shields and other products to keep you as safe as possible.