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:

 

Amber:
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.

Blue
Flash Mirror:
suitable for
various outdoor applications,
this
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.

Brown:
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
activities.

Ice Blue: this
lens
reduces
eye strain and fatigue caused by high levels of yellow and sodium
vapor
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.

Photochromic
(Light/Dark):
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
torch
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.

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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.

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Top Choices for Affordable Safety Glasses

My fruit basket is full of safety glasses. Really. It makes sense when you know that my writing station is located close to the double decker fruit basket where I hang safety glasses after trying them out. I decided to go
through and share my favorites.

I have a couple of favorites I use for biking or if I have to do yard work.

I go for fit, style and comfort. My buddy, aka Mellon head, also has somefavorites but basically, if they fit his melon head, he’s happy.

Top Safety Glasses Choices at a Low Cost:
-Sharp looking, comfy and cheap. What can be better than that? Elvex Sphere-X Ultimate Blue Blocker Safety Glasses are perfect for females or males with narrow faces. They’re snug without being too tight.
-I’m a big fan of indoor/outdoor safety glasses and that’s why the Elvex Avion and Pyramex Intruder are perfect. I love that they’re multi-purpose.
-Got the melon head thing going on? Finding safety glasses that have flexible temples is a must for you. Try the Elvex’s Trix and you’ll notice you can’t beat the price.

Bifocal Safety Glasses

Bifocals are those eyeglasses, which have two different optical powers. These glasses are prescribed to people who suffer from presbyopia, and for those who require a correcting number for myopia.

Bifocals may also called readers, cheaters or magnifying safety glasses. Some reputed brands in the bifocal safety glasses world are AO Safety, 3M, Elvex, Dewalt, Jackson Safety, Pyramex, Radians and Olympic.
Since the modern fashion demands stylish glasses as an eye wear accessory, bifocal safety glasses are further classified into different styles such as:
• Trendy like the Paramex Ztek.
• Wrap Around like the AO safety Readers, These come up with a quite trendy look.
• Sporty look like the Radians Rad-Sequel coffee.
• Box Style such as the Elvex Rx100 Bifocal safety glasses, these are side shielded box style safety glasses.
• Google Style like the Elvex bifocal foam lined Go-Specs.

Bifocal safety glasses are of various types and can be bought according to the bifocal lens requirement. These are:
Single bifocal on the bottom such as the Elvex RX-200 1.5. These are most commonly used bifocal glasses.
Dual bifocals lens like the Jackson Safety Dual Bifocals. They have bifocals lens on top and bottom and are quite useful for mechanics who work under the cars or electricians who have to often work upon sockets overhead.
Filtered flip up bifocal safety glasses like the Pyramex Onix Plus Readers Clear 2.0 with 3.0 or 5.0 IRUV Flip Down Lens, can be very handy when welding or using a cutting torch.
Bifocals with led lights on temples such as the Pyramex PMXTREME® w/ LED Light and Readers 2.5. These come very handy and can be very useful.
Bifocal safety glasses also come in many lens colors or functions. Clear lens are common and used by many people. Clear anti fog glasses are also available. Grey shaded or tinted bifocal lens are great for outdoor activities and helps in protecting eyes from glare, such as the Elvex RX-300 grey lens. Brown or coffee colored lens are used to enhance outdoor depth perception such as the Elvex RX-350 Brown 2.0 Lens Bifocal Safety Glasses. Indoor and outdoor bifocal lens are available for adjusting to light indoors and well as outdoors. Also available are amber bifocal safety glasses that help in enhancing contrast in low light conditions.
There are also magnifier lenses that are available with full viewing lens magnification like you would find in reader or cheater reading glasses.
It is also worth mentioning that the lens of safety glasses are made up of polycarbonate which offers 99.9% UV A and UV B protection.
There are some other features you may be interested in before buying bifocal safety glasses. Such features as a soft rubber nose bridge, which helps in hot, and sweaty environment. Another feature is the rubber temple tip to reduce slippage if you are engaged in a sport or in hot environments. These help to secure glasses to your head. For more precise adjustment, you may want to have angle adjustable temples. For additional protection from debris and flying particulates you may want to consider the inner frame foam liner, such as the Elvex Go-Specs.
The last thing you should know before buying bifocal safety glasses is to make sure the glasses meet the ANSI approved standards.

 

Jim Lorang SmallSafety glasses have been a fashion trend as well as a safety eye-wear for many people. With changing times the design of safety glasses kept on changing as well.

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Scratched Safety Glasses – Damn!

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.  We found a microfiber bag works great for not only cleaning the safety glasses but also protecting them from scratches.  Also it’s compact and easily fits into your pocket or attaches to the side of a purse.

Buy scratch resistant lenses (NOT the same as scratch proof!) Some lens are listed as hard coat lens seem to help avoid scratches as well. 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.

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.

 

 

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Is there such a thing as a good looking Safety Goggle?

We may have found the best-looking safety goggle so far.  Popularity is over flowing.  The hottest selling safety goggle looks more like a pair of safety glasses. They are the Elvex Go Specs.  Check out the safety glasses Hybrid! Go-Specs™ provide an extra measure of protection in dusty and dirty environments. Wind blown particles such as dust, sand, cement, and chemicals can cause serious eye irritation and damage. Also beneficial for contact wearers and suffers of dry eye syndrome.   These safety goggles are lined with a layer of durable resistant foam on the inside.  The foam has periodic air spaces to prevent fogging and moisture build up.  They are very popular especially in the lab environment.  They also come with impact resistant molded lens with SuperCoat™ anti-fog coating.  The Elvex Go Specs can be viewed here: http://www.safetyglassesinc.com/Elvex/Safety-Goggles/Elvex-Go-Specs-Clear-Anti-Fog-Safety-Goggles/.

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