Many tanning salons no longer provide “community” (loaner) goggles. Only three states require that eye protection be provided for free: New York, Pennsylvania and Texas. When sanitizing loaner goggles, please ensure that you are following these steps to prevent spreading disease in your salon.
1 Gloves must be worn while mixing cleaning solutions. It’s very strong in its concentrated form and can irritate skin. Mix exactly according to directions; too little and you spread pinkeye; too strong and you damage goggles … or someone’s eyes!
6 Store in a clean, protected container with a lid to avoid airborne contaminants.
7 Dispose of solution each night and re-mix fresh each morning; solution must be replaced AT LEAST every 24 hours. To be prepared for inspector visits, it’s a good idea to keep a log of when solutions are mixed.
Tanning industry veteran Brenda Fishbaugh is president of Eye Pro, Inc., makers of disposable eyewear. She travels extensively training salons on the effects of UV light on vision.
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