If you’ve ever wondered about the benefits of face shields during the coronavirus pandemic, here’s the bad news first: There’s no guarantee that face shields alone will protect you from COVID-19.
“The takeaway is that you should always, always wear a mask,” San Francisco internal medicine physician Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider. “But if you happen to have a face shield, you need to wear it with your mask.”
That said, some people do like to layer them with masks for a few reasons: There’s no harm in the added eye protection, and if you have trouble remembering not to touch your eyes or face, the shield can help.
If you’re interested in pairing a face shield with your mask, see the six face shield options below for work and.
Maxboost protective face shield (3 pack)
These extra thick face shields from Amazon are super affordable and have an anti-fog coating. You can adjust their fit around your head with a slide adjuster, plus they feature foam padding for comfort.
Polaroid adult clear face shield
This Polaroid face shield has an adjustable fit and is an ideal distance from your face to help reduce moisture and fogging. It also allows enough room for eyeglasses.
Montana West face shields (10 pack)
This Montana West set comes with two pairs of acrylic glasses that can fit over most eyeglasses, as well as 10 face shields. The shields have an anti-fog coating and a soft, hypoallergenic foam brow pad.
Kenneth Cole protective adult face shield
This Kenneth Cole shield with integrated nose pads comes in three colors. You can remove the nose rest to wear your own glasses underneath if you’d like. It’s anti-oil, anti-fog and dust-proof.
ZShield Wrap neck-mounted face shield
If you’d prefer a neck-mounted face shield, check out this option from Amazon. Its visor can be pulled up over your face when needed.
“This is without a doubt more comfortable than shields with a band that goes around the head or the ones you wear like a pair of glasses,” reviewer Chris says of the ZShield Wrap.
Cartoon animal face shields for kids (9 pack)
Made for kids up to 12 years old with a head circumference between 18 and 24 inches, these reusable face shields feature nine fun animal designs. The shields are made of distortion-free PET material, and are treated with an anti-fog and anti-static coating.