Material: 30 mil Polycarbonate Plastic
Made in the USA
Please Note: As of 4/26/2020, in an effort to ensure that we can satisfy high levels of demand for our breath shields, we have increased our investment in manufacturing to maintain higher inventory levels of stock moving forward. For this reason, as well as for sanitary reasons during the COVID-19 pandemic, all approved orders of breath shields are non-cancellable and non-returnable. For international customers, as well as customers in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, please note that your orders will not be considered "approved" until you have approved the shipping and export charges, which will be sent to you in a quote.
Using warm water with soap, thoroughly wash away any debris. It is recommended to use a lint-free cloth with alcohol, or another disinfecting wipe, to sterilize the plastic between uses. In order to avoid scratching the plastic, please do not use any abrasive cleaning products, such as brushes.
To install the Slit Lamp Breath Shield onto a standard slit lamp, begin by removing the plastic protective film on both sides of the device. Next, bringing the oculars together as much as necessary to ensure the breath shield can be slit over both of the eyepieces. This may require removing rubberized sleeves on the oculars. Then, place the openings in the breath shield over each ocular. Once the breath shield is in place the oculars may be adjusted back to their original position or as needed for use.Per the American Academy of Ophthalmology Issued Coronavirus Guidelines released in March 2020: "AAO suggests that ophthalmologists and healthcare workers adhere to the CDC's recommendations for personal protective equipment, including gloves, gowns, respiratory protection (N-95 masks, slit-lamp breath shields), and eye protection (goggles)."
For a link to the CDC's recommendations for Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Healthcare Settings, please click here.
Bernell recommends that users of the breath shield comply with the current American Academy of Ophthalmology, Center for Disease Control, and World Health Organization Coronavirus Guidelines, which recommend the use of personal protective equipment, including gloves, gowns, respiratory protection (mask), and eye protection (goggles) in conjunction with the use of the breath shield for the examination of patients during the Coronavirus pandemic. Bernell Corporation, does not guarantee or warranty protection from any virus, bacteria, or any other communicable disease, mold, or chemical inhalation by or through the use or wear of the breath shield. Bernell makes no scientific or legal claim regarding its effectiveness for any particular or intended purposes, including, without limitation, safety, reliability, durability, and performance. The user or wearer of the breath shield assumes any and all risk of illness or injury caused by such use or wear.