Yes, current versions of the face shield as they arrive from the factory have a protective film on only one side (the outside of the face shield) and anti-fog coating applied to the other side (the face side of the face shield). When folding the shield, keep the side that had the protective film applied facing away from you, toward the table, so it becomes the outside of the face shield. Note that the shield offers equal protection no matter which side is facing you. Direction only matters if the anti-fog coating is important to you. Early versions of the face shield may have a protective film applied to both sides. Those shields do not have an anti-fog coating applied.