Updated October 14, 2019 by Melissa Harr

The 10 Best Lead Glasses

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This wiki has been updated 16 times since it was first published in December of 2016. If you work with radiation, be it in a dentist's office, a radiology lab, or a research facility, it's critical to protect your eyes from dangerous emissions. These lead glasses are designed to block harmful X-rays and other forms of radiation, so you can focus on your job and not worry about safety. We've selected a wide range of styles, because there is no reason why you can't look good, too. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best lead glass on Amazon.

10. Bel-Dek X-ray

9. Phillips RG-206

8. Phillips RG-33

7. Phillips RG-17012

6. Oakley Two Face

5. Nike Flex Finesse

4. Phillips RG-1205

3. Phillips RG-RK 2 Goggles

2. Phillips RG-808 Wrap Around

1. Phillips Titmus Frame

Special Honors

Ray-Ban 4105 They aren't cheap, but for fans of the brand, the Ray-Ban 4105 may be more than worth it. They're modeled after the ever-popular Classic Wayfarer, and as a bonus, they're foldable so you can easily tuck them into a pocket. protechmed.com

Specs Ops: Seal These Specs Ops: Seal won't be for everyone, as the wraparound frame is very sporty, although this shape can be quite comfortable to wear. Those who like the style will probably appreciate that they come in various colors, including an eye-catching pink camouflage. pulsemedical.net

Juicy Couture 503/S If you love Jackie O, Audrey Hepburn, and 1960s fashion, you might love the Juicy Couture 503/S, too. But don't let the throwback styling fool you; they provide plenty of modern protection and are even available with prescription lenses. kempermedical.com

Editor's Notes

October 07, 2019:

Unfortunately, at this time, it's become tough to locate the Nike Siren, so we've opted to replace them with the Nike Flex Finesse. We like that these arrive with a strap, case, and cleaning cloth, and that they're offered in several handsome colors. But when it comes to the finest choices, the more budget-friendly models from Phillips remain on top. They offer high-quality lenses made for excellent light transmission and clarity, so protection does not come at the cost of your vision. Plus, there are models at varying levels of coverage so they're useful in a variety of fields. For those who need a higher degree of protection, we added the Phillips RG-RK 2. They resemble sports goggles but offer a .75-millimeter lead equivalency. They take the place of the Kelida Style H, which are not readily available at the present moment.

October 18, 2018:

Removed the Slim-T, Nike Mavrk, and Phillips PSR-600 models due to continuing issues with availability. Investigated and selected several additional Phillips models on the strength of safety, style, and affordable price points. Added the Kelida Style H as a choice for those who need goggles, not glasses.


Melissa Harr
Last updated on October 14, 2019 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.


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