Protective Shield

U-M researchers have developed improved breath shields for use with slit lamps and other instruments. These shields are designed to protect both the eye care professional and the patient from the other's respiratory droplets and other secretions during the eye exam.

Technical drawings for these shields are available for download:

The full set of design files for the Protective Hygienic Shield for Ophthalmologic Exams is offered in the public domain. The user may modify the files as needed and/or send them directly to a CNC machine for the local generation of the product.

Laird Plastics in Warren, Michigan has been assisting the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center supplying fabricated breath shield for use with Slit Lamps and other ophthalmologic instruments.