Wearing glasses during an MRI: Is it safe?

What's an MRI?

MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. It's a big machine that doctors use to look inside your body!

How does an MRI work?

MRI machines use strong magnets and radio waves to create detailed images of your body.

Why remove metal?

The MRI machine's strong magnets can pull on metal objects. That's why metal items must stay out!

Are glasses safe?

Glasses have metal parts, which can be affected by the MRI's magnets.

If you wear glasses into an MRI, the metal might move, and it can distort the MRI images.

What could happen?

Always tell the technician about any metal you have, including glasses.

Safety first!

What about plastic glasses?

Plastic glasses without metal might be okay, but check with your MRI technician first.

Alternative solution

If you need your glasses, the technician might let you wear them until just before the scan.

Once the scan is over, you can put your glasses back on immediately.