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Mask Protection

  • Over half of communication is visual. We often depend on facial expressions, emotions, and visual cues when we communicate with others, even on a subconscious level.

    As the world’s first and only fully transparent, FDA-cleared and CE-marked transparent mask, the ClearMask™ brand helps improve communication for everyone. The ability to see others' facial expressions and emotions can improve communication and connection across all ages and backgrounds. When we can see each other's faces and smiles, patient satisfaction, trust, and health can improve.¹ ² ³

    In a 2021 Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) Surgery article, patients preferred the ClearMask™ transparent masks. Doctors who wore the ClearMask  were rated higher in communication, empathy and trust over standard masks. 

    Learn more about the ClearMask's features here.

  • Traditional masks are designed to block bodily fluids and particulate materials away from the wearer’s face. The ClearMask™ brand serves the same functions as traditional masks and provides a full, anti-fog plastic barrier, which helps prevent particles or droplets from getting through. 

    The ClearMask™ transparent surgical mask is not airtight along the sides of the mask, where air circulation occurs, thus allowing for comfort and breathability. All traditional masks have gaps on the sides, so this design is not entirely unique to the ClearMask™ brand. 

    The ClearMask™ High Filtration Transparent Surgical Mask uses a filter material on the top and bottom portions of the mask, allowing for improved filtration and closer fit to the face, offering the ClearMask™ brand's strongest protection yet. The device provides high bacterial and particulate filtration efficiency. The ClearMask™ high filtration brand is not the same as an N95 respirator. Only NIOSH-approved N95 respirators are designed to fully filter with a complete seal when fit-tested and properly worn. For more information, please visit here.

    For more information, please refer to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s website regarding masks and respirators, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's comparison on surgical masks and respirators.

  • The ClearMask™ High Filtration Transparent Surgical Mask uses a filter material on the top and bottom portions of the mask, allowing for improved filtration and closer fit to the face, offering the ClearMask™ brand's strongest protection yet. The device provides high bacterial and particulate filtration efficiency.

    The ClearMask™ High Filtration Transparent Surgical Mask is not the same as an N95 respirator. Only NIOSH-approved N95 respirators are designed to fully filter with a complete seal when fit-tested and properly worn. For more information, please visit here.

    For more information on filtration, please refer to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s website regarding masks and respirators, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s comparison on surgical masks and respirators.

    The ClearMask™ transparent surgical mask brand has received FDA clearance as a Class II medical device and meets the CE Marking requirements as a Class I medical device under the EU Medical Device Regulation (2017/745), which offers a high level of protection for medical use in environments such as operating rooms. The mask meets applicable ASTM Level 3 requirements in the United States for fluid resistance and flammability, and applicable EN 14683 requirements for fluid resistance, microbial cleanliness, and biocompatibility. The ClearMask™ brand has also passed additional tests in accordance with the transparent mask guidelines released by the United Kingdom, including tests for resistance to penetration of microorganisms (ASTM F1671) and visibility (EN 166). FDA 510(k) filing is in progress for the ClearMask™ High Filtration Transparent Surgical Mask, which is currently available for use under the FDA’s COVID-19 mask enforcement policy.

  • The ClearMask™ brand produces transparent surgical masks, which offer distinctly different protection than transparent face shields. Face shields are not substitutes for face masks.

    The CDC does not recommend using face shields or goggles as a substitute for masks. Goggles or other eye protection may be used in addition to a mask. Face shields and goggles are primarily used to protect the eyes of the person wearing it. Goggles do not cover the nose and mouth. Face shields are not as effective at protecting you or the people around you from respiratory droplets.” For more information about the differences, please view the CDC guidelines, specifically the “Other Types of Face Protection” section.

    The ClearMask™ brand does not make face shields of any type, only transparent surgical masks that cover the wearer’s mouth and nose when worn properly.

    For all available products by ClearMask™, please visit our online store.

Mask Use

  • The ClearMask™ brand is available in two sizes for adults and children. For specific measurements, please refer to our easy size guide.

    The mask can be adjusted for a tighter or more personalized fit. Check out our user manual and demo video on how to properly wear the mask. Instructions in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, and Thai are available.

  • To maintain and store the ClearMask™ brand properly, we recommend storing the masks inside the original box in a cool, dry location away from direct sunlight. Only remove the masks from the box immediately before use.


    If the foam portion of the mask experiences a slight discoloration, the yellowing is a natural reaction that occurs when the foam is significantly exposed to light or heat. Quality or performance of the mask is not affected. To minimize any discoloration, we recommend following the storage instructions above.

Product Features

  • Yes, the ClearMask™ brand is latex-free.

  • The mask's plastic barrier has a proprietary anti-fog coating that minimizes fogging when the wearer is speaking or breathing. The anti-fog coating has already been applied to the masks, and the masks are ready to wear out of the box. 

    The ClearMask™ brand was developed pre-pandemic starting in 2017 to optimize anti-fog effectiveness and full face visibility of the masks. The mask is designed for indoors settings and recommended for use at room temperature, in ventilated, low-humidity environments, such as indoor offices or clinics. The masks are also single-use only and are not intended to be reused.

    Please note that wiping the mask’s plastic barrier down, with or without alcohol or any kind of cleaning agent, will remove and degrade the anti-fog coating.

  • The ClearMask™ brand is available in two sizes for adults and children. The mask can be adjusted for a tighter or more personalized fit. Check out our user manual and demo video on how to properly wear the mask. Instructions in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, and Thai are available.

    Face sizes of adults and children vary widely, and regardless of age, we recommend that you check out the size guide below for specific measurements. Children as young as 4 or 5 years old may be able to wear the children’s version, while some adults may also prefer the smaller sizing.

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  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized the ClearMask™ brand for single-use only, and is not intended to be reused; thus, we cannot recommend or provide advice on cleaning methods. Please note that wiping the mask’s plastic barrier down, with or without alcohol or any kind of cleaning agent, will remove and degrade the anti-fog coating. 

    The mask is designed for indoor settings and recommended for use at room temperature in ventilated, low-humidity environments, such as indoor offices or clinics.

  • The mask's plastic barrier is made of a recyclable material, and can be physically separated from the rest of the mask to be recycled via standard recycling practices in your community and home.

    The foam portions at the top and bottom of the mask can also be separated to recycle via your local foam recycling program; click here to find your closest foam recycling drop-off location. Some cities and counties also collect foam as part of their standard curbside collection programs.

    Masks used in hospitals and medical institutions must be disposed according to local bio-hazard regulations.

  • A ClearMask™ transparent face mask is not airtight along the sides of the mask, where air circulation occurs, thus allowing for comfort and breathability. All traditional masks have gaps on the sides, so this design is not entirely unique to the ClearMask™ brand; the only masks that don't have gaps are respirators that are properly fit tested. The ClearMask™ transparent face mask provides an impervious frontal barrier against fluids and sprays, performing the same functions as traditional masks.

    For more information, please refer to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s website regarding masks and respirators, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's comparison on surgical masks and respirators.