Safety Glasses Must Haves

Many people don’t realize that there are so many aspects that go into protecting your eyesight. Unfortunately, there are a lot of safety glasses that don’t perform as they should. Wearing safety eyewear is pointless if it doesn’t actually protect your eyesight beyond just acting as a shield to airborne particles. Eagle Safety is committed to providing only the highest quality protective eyewear. Below are 4 qualities we hold as the standard of high quality safety eyewear.

1. Anti-Reflective Safety Eyewear

Anti-reflective (AR) coatings are applied to glasses to minimize bright reflections that inhibit your vision. Also known as anti-glare coatings, AR coatings are also found on camera lenses, microscopes, sunglasses, and more as it’s an important feature to provide clear sight. Reflections that hinder an employees sight are incredibly dangerous and can and should be prevented with AR coatings. Additionally, polycarbonate lenses, which is what most safety glasses are made of, tend to reflect more light than other lenses, making AR coatings even more crucial to ensure your employees have optimum vision. 

2. Anti-Fog Safety Eyewear

In humid environments or work conditions with changing temperatures, glasses and goggles are likely to fog. This is hazardous because it inhibits employees’ vision, and often the only way to defog the lenses is to remove them temporarily, which puts your employees’ eyes directly in danger. Anti-fog coatings reduce condensation, negating cloudy eyesight. Anti-fog safety eyewear is a must to avoid frustration that discourages employees from wanting to wear safety glasses or goggles. 

3. Scratch Resistant Safety Eyewear

Safety eyewear is intended for tough work environments and designed to be durable and resistant to impact. They are intended for environments that they are likely to be hit by small objects or knocked on the floor, so in order to avoid having to replace each pair every time this happens, which is likely to be frequent, scratch resistance is critical. 

4. UV Protection Safety Eyewear

Overexposure to ultraviolet light (UV) can damage your eyes just like it can damage your skin. It can cause macular damage which often leads to vision loss, cataracts, and other severe eye issues. Polycarbonate lenses have a built in UV protection layer, deterring 100% of UV rays damage to eyesight. 

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When you work with Eagle Safety, you get the broadest selection of quality eyewear backed by craftsman with years of experience in the field.

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