You only ever get two eyes, make sure to protect them. Workers deal with a variety of eye dangers and hazards.
Having a set of good safety glasses or goggles is a must! Safety eyewear is one of the most critical pieces of protective equipment.
We offer safety glasses in many styles for indoor and outdoor use to keep your eyes protected.
Lens coatings can play an important role in enhancing the wearer’s visibility. Some are also designed to prolong the lifespan of the goggles or glasses.
Here are some common types of coatings:
- Scratch-resistant: As its name suggests, an anti-scratch lens/coating on safety glasses can extend the lifespan of the eyewear by protecting the lenses against scratches.
- Anti-static: In sensitive environments where static could compromise components the wearer works with, anti-static coating helps to reduce dust and can even limit particulate attraction.
- Anti-UV: For workers exposed to UV radiation, anti-UV coated eyewear is a must. These lenses can absorb upwards of 99.9% of radiation, thus protecting the wearer against long-term retinal damage.
- Anti-fog: If your workplace is located in a humid environment, anti-fog coatings can help you see clearly by deterring moisture buildup on lenses.
- Hard: Hard coatings can be bonded to most types of lenses to prolong their lifespan.
Different lens colors are designed to support specific types of tasks. To help you decide which option is right for your needs, simply refer to the color wheel.
Lens colors will absorb light of opposite shades. For example, blue will absorb yellow light, since they are on opposite sides of the wheel.
- Amber: This tint blocks blue light and is best-suited for applications where there’s low light.
- Brown: Glares produced by outdoor light are blocked effectively with brown lenses.
- Clear: If there’s no danger of optical radiation, clear lenses may be a good fit for the task, as they offer a completely unfiltered view of the wearer’s surroundings.
- Gold, Blue, or Mirrored: Like brown lenses, these tints are ideal for outdoor wear because they block sunlight. Mirrored lenses take it a step further by reflecting light.
- Gray: Gray lenses prevent against eye fatigue in outdoor settings by keeping glare at bay.
- Indoor/Outdoor: This tint is similar to gray, except for the fact that it can also be useful indoors since it protects against glare from artificial light sources.