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Stay Safe with Keeler’s New Line of COVID-19 PPEs

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Virtually everyone was blindsided by the COVID-19 pandemic, including the healthcare industry and manufacturers of personal protective equipment (PPE). While the nation is still grappling with the pandemic and adjusting to the new normal, we remain committed to supporting the healthcare industry at large. 

We have shifted our capabilities to provide you with top-notch PPE in order to keep you and your patients safe; without minimizing the effectiveness of diagnostics. Let's take a closer look at some of these product additions.

Protective Facial Masks

We carry several different types of face masks to provide you with the protection you need:

  • 3-Layer Medical Mask: Made from disposable material and supplied in packages of 50, this FDA-cleared mask is durable and designed to effectively isolate bacteria, dust, and pollen. It also filters out smoke, gas, and allergens.
  • KN95 Masks: Come in packages of 10 and offer effective protection against viruses, dust, smoke, gas, allergies, and germs. These comfortable, form-fitting masks are made from non-woven polypropylene and are FDA cleared.
  • FC Clean Reusable Protective Mask: The outer layer of the washable, droplet-resistant mask is made of cleanroom compatible fabric. The inner layer is made of antibacterial fabric that provides an extended antibacterial effect even after more than 50 washes.

Breath/Face Shields

Our collection of breath and face shields are an effective barrier between you and a patient without compromising your vision. 

  • X-Large Slit Lamp Breath Shield: These slit lamp breath shields are made of sturdy, clear plastic. They are installed between the binoculars and the magnification block. These shields provide protection without interfering with the function of the slit lamp. They are compatible with our Keeler slit lamps and any other slit lamp with a 70mm diameter dovetail joint.
  • Binocular Indirect Face Shield: A scratch-free shield manufactured from thick, clear polyethylene terephthalate. The shield is made to fit our All Pupil II and Vantage Plus indirects, and it is securely held in position with the snaps located on the headband foam liner.
  • Phoropter Shield: You can easily slip this off and on from most A-style phoropters. It allows safe and effective use of the phoropter without touching the patient's nose; even when adjusting the pupillary distance.
  • Large-Fitted Slit Lamp Breath Shield: This shield fits around the oculars of any slit lamp. It is made of 1.5mm thick, clear plastic and has a bean-shaped, ocular cut-out that allows you to fully adjust the pupillary distance.
  • Face Shields: As the name suggests, the clear face shield covers the whole face providing protection for the eye, nose, mouth, and chin from saliva and other contaminants. The solid, lightweight shield is made from polyethylene terephthalate glycol (PETG) and is engineered to reduce inhalation exposure for both you and your patients.

Disinfectants and Hand Sanitizers

Staying safe amid COVID-19 means having the proper disinfectants and sanitizers available. We now offer:

  • Betco Fight Bac RTU: A 32-oz, quick-drying disinfectant spray that is ideal for use in nursing homes, hospitals, hotels, and schools. The quaternary-based, anti-bacterial spray cleaner cuts through grease, heavy soil, and filth.
  • Soho Fresh Hand Sanitizer: Eliminate germs with the 33.81 oz. (1 L) squeeze top bottle. The hand sanitizer contains 70% alcohol and kills 99.99% of most common germs.
  • GSL Organics Hand Sanitizer: The 6 oz. gel sanitizer with a pump is designed to kill germs while leaving your hands feeling moisturized. The gel is a moisturizing blend of essential oils, glycerin, and aloe vera. It is concentrated with 80% grain alcohol.

Protective Gowns

Surgical gowns offer additional protection from the transfer of bodily fluids, microorganisms, and other types of particulate matter. We offer the following gowns:

  • Isolation Gown: Shield your clothing and body with the breathable, fluid-resistant, evel 2 disposable isolation gown. The comfortable, lightweight gown is made from polypropylene, non-woven material, and can easily be removed. Supplied as a pack of 10; the color of the gowns is yellow.

Accessories

In addition to the previously mentioned PPE, we offer multiple accessories to help you create a safer environment for you and your patients:

  • Ear Saver Mask Adjuster: Save your ears from the pain of those ear loops! This adjuster will fit any mask that has adjustable elastic ear loops. It will allow you to adjust the tightness and fit of the ear loops for optimum comfortability and protection.
  • Virtua™ Scratch-Resistant Safety Glasses: Frameless, wraparound frames with clear and scratch-resistant lenses.
  • Ergonomic PVC Anti Fog Safety Goggles: The UV400 safety goggles with polycarbonate lens will block saliva droplets. Adjust the strap for comfort and enjoy maximum UV protection.
  • Non-Contact Infrared Digital Thermometer: Get accurate temperature readings (in Fahrenheit or Celsius) in as little as 1-3 seconds. The thermometer offers more than 100,000 uses on two AA batteries (not included).

Questions? Want to place an order? Contact Us! 

For more than 100 years, we’ve been manufacturing premium equipment for eye care professionals. To best meet the needs of those we serve, we've slightly shifted our product line to include a full range of personal protective equipment. 

If you’d like to place an order for PPE or if you have questions about any item listed above, we’d love to assist you. Please call us at 800-523-5620 or email us at [email protected].

About the Author Eugene VanArsdale

Eugene is the Director of Marketing Communications at Keeler Instruments. He has been with Keeler since 1982 and is co-holder of two patents for the company. Eugene has a true passion for the eye care industry and has dedicated himself to understanding the ins and outs of the optometric and ophthalmic equipment market.