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How to Feel (and Look) Good in Your Medical Lab

If you’re spending at least half your waking hours working in a medical lab, then shouldn’t you be comfortable and feel good about how you look?

Protective wear has come a long way since the days of oversized starched white lab coats and safety goggles that make lab techs look like insects. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with rocking vintage PPE as long as it’s compliant and not falling apart. Just be aware that there are other options.

Here are five ways to add comfort and style to your time in and out of the lab.

Wear glasses that don’t take over your face: So-called one-size-fits-all, old-school safety goggles have a pesky habit of swallowing smaller faces and sliding all over the place. Well, you don’t have to stand for it. There are glasses designed for petite-faced medical lab professionals that look and feel more like glasses than two milk jugs.

Represent: Are you proud to be a medical lab tech? You should be. Your closest friends and family might have a vague idea of what you do, but don’t you think it’s about time that complete strangers have a similarly vague idea? Then you should shop our online lab tech store! It’s full of fun t-shirts, mugs, bottles, buttons and other collectibles.

Spot clean when necessary: Cats happen. So do dogs, ferrets, and other critters. If you’ve ever been annoyed by wearing loose fur to the lab, then it might behoove you to keep a clingy doodad on hand. Originally designed for pre-op, these adhesive mitts are great for removing debris from your clothes.

Don a cooler PPE cap: Bouffant caps and surgeons’ caps both have their pros and cons. Bouffant caps fit securely, but they can cause pain after extended wear. Surgeons’ caps are comfy as all get out, but they don’t always do the best job at keeping your hair in place. The new Comfort Cap is the best of both worlds. It features a bouffant-style elastic back that contains your hair and a surgeon-cap front that won’t leave marks.

Add a splash of color: It’s not like white lab coats are bad, but it’s always nice to have a choice, especially in a lightweight variety. These lab coats and jackets are comfortable, breathable, and available in several fun colors. Use them again and again!

How do you like to express your style and personality in your medical lab? Let us know in the comment box below!

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