Choose the Right Safety Glasses Lens for Your Application

Safety glasses are protective eye wear worn to enclose or protect the eyes from water, sunlight, dust, flying particles, rays, chemical and other harmful effects. These glasses are extensively applicable in chemistry laboratories, woodworking, snow sports, swimming, factories and plants. Varying by properties and use, these lenses can also be worn when working with power tools such as drills or chainsaws. Apart from this, glasses are prescribed for those having vision problems.

Depending on your work conditions and specific requirements use, you can select the lenses which are outlined below with their colour samples, characteristics, application areas and benefits:


specifically designed to block blue light and mainly required for
increased visual contrast. Benefits of these lenses are that these
are perfect for inspection/quality control, haze and fog.

Flash Mirror:
suitable for
various outdoor applications,
type of lens provides extreme protection against intense sun glare
and sunlight. Those who participate in sports events can better
meet their requirements with this lens.

with ‘blue blocking’ properties, it is a general purpose sun
lens worn to reduce outdoor haze and increases contrast. This type
of lens is recommended for sports events and outdoor tours.

Clear: it’s a general purpose impact
protection lens used for both indoor and outdoor applications.

Cobalt Blue: those who work near high
temperature furnace in glass making industry can have this lens.
It’s also recommended for foundry and high heat applications.

Copper Blue Blocker: this lens is
considered highly protective against intense outdoor sun glare.
Its ‘blue blocking’ properties, reduces outdoor haze and
increase contrast.

Gold Mirror: much similar to cooper
blue blocker lens, this lens provides protection against haze and
intense sun glare.

Grey: it’s a general purpose lens
worn to reduce sun glare and intense sunlight.

Grey Polarised: suitable for outdoor
application, this lens reduces sun glare around highly reflective
surfaces. You can also wear it for outdoor water & snow

Ice Blue: this
eye strain and fatigue caused by high levels of yellow and sodium
lighting inside many plants.

Indoor/Outdoor: workers
who move between indoor/outdoor can wear this lens as it

provides 50% glare reduction.

Light Brown: featuring
‘blue blocking’ properties, this type of lens is perfect for

sun glare reduction. It also
reduces outdoor haze and increase contrast.

automatically adjusts lens tint for changing
outdoor to indoor conditions.

Silver Mirror: suitable for many
outdoor applications, this is a general purpose sun lens that
reduces sun glare and intense sunlight.

Weld Shade 1.4: Ideal for those who
are engaged in welding and torch soldering.

Weld Shade 2: it protects welders
from torch soldering and indirect exposure to light welding.

Weld Shade 3: this lens is
recommended for torch brazing and light gas cutting.

Weld Shade 5: those
who are engaged in
brazing, light gas welding and cutting can wear this lens.

Before buying a pair of safety glasses, make sure the type of lens you need to meet your specific requirements. These glasses are available in various specifications, sizes and designs. You can also avail the entire range at market leading prices. These glasses remain in great demand across the market for featuring variegated attributes like trendy look, light weight, scratch resistance and utmost quality.

Author’s bio – the author of this article has elaborated about the use of safety glasses in different areas of applications. These glasses come in various specifications depending on their type and use. They also work as a safety barrier between eyes and harmful effects.

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Safety Don’t: Strapping Yourself to a Tree You’re Chainsawing


Do you ever have those moments when you wonder, “What are they thinking?” When you you hold your breath and just hope nothing happens as you hold your cell phone wondering if you’ll have to call 911? And about perfectly normal, seemingly sensible people? Those thoughts went through my head last week when my neighbor strapped himself to a tree and ladder while chainsawing. He did have his safety glasses on … after his wife made him.

The top three causes of death for tree trimmers is electrocution, falls and being hit by parts of the tree.

Some important safety equipment when cutting down trees: safety glasses, ear protection, gloves, boots and chainsaw chaps. Also the appropriate ropes and harnesses if applicable. Remember to be prepared for the unexpected and properly educate yourself before attempting any DIY tree projects. OHSA has some great  resources that are very helpful in better understanding hazards & solutions to them.

Chain Saw Safety 1 Tree Cutting 1

Thanks to my neighbors for allowing me take and post these photos.

Construction worker falls while working on platform.

Here is a great example of why fall protection is needed.  Do not try this at home.  I think this guy was texting during the fall protection training course.


Can You Avoid Scratched Safety Glasses?

The number one complaint we hear about safety glasses? Scratches.   What can one do about it?   Research shows not much. There are many different products that claim to remove scratches, but most reviews are negative. Just search “Liquid Scratch Removal Kit” if you want to get an earful. Brusso, Armor etch, and Glass Etching Cream are just a few of the suggestions out there. Many of these are actually removing the anti-reflective coating where the scratches were located, not removing the scratches from the plastic.

Here are some things you CAN do:

Use a carrying case when not in use.

Buy scratch resistant lenses (NOT the same as scratch proof!) We have noticed a difference in the coating helping decrease the amount of scratching, but it’s not a perfect world.

We’ve noticed that mid-to-higher end safety glasses are less likely to get scratched- the $2 pair is more likely to get scratched.

Don’t clean them with paper towels! Use a clothe instead.  We recommend a product like the Safety Glasses Inc Microfiber Bag.  You can use the product to protect your safety glasses when not and use and also it works great for cleaning your safety glasses.

I wish I had better news for you. Here, let me make you feel better. You could have bought the $15 Liquid Scratch Removal kit that is worthless to get rid of the scratches in your $7 safety glasses.


If you have some kind of miracle solution, we would love to hear about it. Send us a note.

Harley Davidson Safety Glasses HD700


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