Category Archives: Safety Glasses

Hazards That Require Protective Eyewear

For those people who work in certain industries and occupations, the use of personal protective equipment, particularly protective eyewear, is a must for their safety. Failure to follow established safety protocols has all too often resulted in a loss of vision, loss of an eye, life-altering burns to the face and eyes, and many other tragic events. By taking the time to become familiar with the types of protective eyewear needed for a particular job, many accidents could be avoided. Welding Eye Read more [...]

Bifocal Safety Glasses: Dual or Traditional?

Are you in a professional environment where you are exposed to harmful substances or airborne dust or do you use power tools such as angle grinders, band saws, sanders around the home? Did you know that thousands of eye injuries are recorded in the USA everyday? Over 90% of which could have been prevented had the injured party been wearing safety glasses? Safety glasses are a see-through safety shield for your eyes. They're different to regular glasses in that they cover only the front of your Read more [...]

Are Universal Side shields OSHA and ANSI Compliant?

Universal side shields are plastic shields that fit onto the sides of glasses to better protect the eyes from harmful substances that a worker may come into contact with during the work day. Universal shields come in many shapes and sizes and can be made from a variety of materials. Some are OSHA and ANSI compliant, but some are not. If your job requires you to wear universal side shields as a part of your regular safety equipment, you will want to make sure they are OSHA and ANSI compliant to Read more [...]

When do I Need Polarized Safety Glasses?

Written on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 Polarized safety glasses help to prevent eye fatigue and reduce glare. This increases the ability to see, and increases overall safety in the work environment. Any jobs outdoors will usually require polarized safety glasses. When light shines off a surface, it becomes polarized. All light planes move in one plane. Normally, light moves on many planes until it hits a reflective surface. When you wear polarized safety glasses, only one plan of light passes through Read more [...]

What Are The Right Type Of SideShields For Me?

Written on Thursday, October 1, 2009 There are so many types of side shields out there! You can find just about anything if you look hard enough. It is very important to know what is best for you, so that you can maintain the highest safety levels while working. Eye damage can be very serious even if an accident or injury seems small. It is not worth taking a chance. If you already wear glasses, there are slip-on sideshields that will fit any type of prescription glasses. This is an easy and quick Read more [...]

Which Lens Tint Should I Choose for my Safety Glasses?

Written on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 You already know that safety glasses are a necessity for protecting your eyes from potential injury caused by impact or flying debris. You may even know the exact style you want, but do you know which lens tint is right for your application? Clear Lenses are recommended for general purpose mostly indoor (and some outdoor) work environments where normal to low light conditions exist. These are the most popular type of lenses because of their low cost and high Read more [...]

Safety Glasses: The Right Tint

You already know that safety glasses are a vital part of personal protection, protecting your eyes from potential injury at the work place. But you have many options to consider when choosing your safety glasses. In addition to finding a style you like, you must also select an appropriate lens tint for your safety glasses. There are many different lens tints available for safety glasses, and each tint is suitable for different applications. Clear lenses, for example, are recommended for general Read more [...]