The Risks of Wearing Glasses During an MRI

What is an MRI?

An MRI is a big machine that doctors use to look inside your body without surgery.

Super Strong Magnets!

MRI machines have very strong magnets that help them see inside you.

Metal Attracts Magnets

Glasses have metal parts. Metals are attracted to magnets. That’s why it’s tricky!

What Could Happen?

If you wear glasses into an MRI, they might move suddenly because of the strong magnets.

This sudden movement can be unsafe. That's why we don't wear glasses during an MRI.

Safety First!

Yes! The MRI's magnets can also break your glasses.

Can Glasses Get Damaged?

What About Contacts?

Contact lenses are okay because they don’t have metal.

Special MRI Glasses?

Doctors have special plastic glasses you can wear if you need to see during the MRI.

Before Your MRI

Always tell your doctor about anything you're wearing, including glasses.

Doctors will help you prepare safely, so you don't need to worry!