August 12, 2020 2 min read

Hi all,

Hate wearing a mask due to hard breathing, fogging glasses, messes up your makeup, lip stick, mustache, beard, etc?

Switch to an optically clear mylar face shield.

They are no more costly than face masks, easy to wear, and are much more comfortable.

Mylar Face shields are lightweight, easy to clean with water or glass cleaner, and one can put labels on them to personalize if wanted.

I use a 'Cricut' to make decal logos for my face shields. Gave them to all my employees, with their name on each one.

We made well over a million of them for others, so somebody is wearing them.

Also, all stores seem to accept them as equal to masks.

Are they as safe? Who knows?

How safe are the face masks? Hard to say, all the experts seem to have different opinions.

I am not an expert, I make stuff. However, it seems to me that the main object of any mask is to stop the physical airborne spittle from your mouth from contacting others when you say, "Peter piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. How many pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick? etc." Say it fast.

I have seen some pretty grungy face masks out there, obviously weeks old, full of mucus and spittle. Those face masks are likely spreading more disease than preventing it, not to mention the future health concerns of the wearer.

At least with a face shield (costs around $3-$5 at gas stations), if the shield gets dirty, one is forced to clean it to see once again.

Being mylar, it lasts forever. Not good for the planet, but hey, it's the virus, and survival.

Want extra protection? Wear both a face mask and a face shield, then you are approaching 'doc' status.

One added benefit of a face shield, one can see your “smile.”

I am not selling face shields, just presenting information on an alternative option for safety.

Lee Jacobsen, a lifelong Dearborn resident, is the co-owner of Jacobsen Industries in Livonia.