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Indoor/Outdoor and Changing Light Applications: What Kind of Lens Tint is Best for Your Safety Glasses?
Jul 27th 2017

Indoor/Outdoor and Changing Light Applications: What Kind of Lens Tint is Best for Your Safety Glasses?

Temporary blindness. Have you heard of it? Chances are, you’ve probably experienced it. Think of a time on the job when you’ve gone from inside a building to outside and it’s extremely sunny. The change forces you to squint while you wait for your pupils to constrict and properly adjust to the brightness. During this time, you’re temporarily unable to see. Do this several times in a day and you … read more
5 Easy Steps to Clean and Care for Your Safety Lenses
Apr 7th 2017

5 Easy Steps to Clean and Care for Your Safety Lenses

The number one reason for scratched lenses is improper cleaning. The second reason is poor handling and storage of safety eyewear. It’s no surprise that the best way to make sure your eyewear is long lasting and high performing is through proper care, cleaning, and storage. Take a moment to think about how you clean and care for your safety eyewear. Do you hold the lens to your shir … read more
Landscaping: How to Avoid Hidden Hazards
Apr 5th 2016

Landscaping: How to Avoid Hidden Hazards

Landscaping is a job that many DIYers who love to work outdoors take upon themselves. There are obvious dangers to this kind of work when operating heavy automatic machinery (rototillers, mowers, weed wackers, Bobcats, tractors, trenchers, and blowers) that we will cover below. Many creative home improvement enthusiasts and even some professional contractors are unaware of the potential hazards … read more
Jul 3rd 2015

Petzl Face Shield Provides Eye Safety When You Need It

Have you ever been looking for your glasses and then realized they were on top of your head? The great thing about the Petzl VIZIR face shield is that is the first place you are going to look for them. The cleverly named VIZIR visor mounts to the top of a VERTEX VENT or ALVEO helmet creating convertible eye protection. Down when you need it, up when you don't. But your eye protection is alwa … read more
Dec 4th 2013

What You Need to Know About Safety Eyewear in Winter

As temperatures drop around the country, effective safety eyewear is more important than ever. Here are a few tips for choosing the right eye protection for cold environments. Anti-fog coatings are most effective when they are permanently bonded to the lens. These advanced coatings supply the longest lasting clear views. Having your eyes protected isn't much good if you can't see w … read more
Jun 17th 2013

Why Your Employees Don't Wear Their Safety Glasses

We all know the best type of safety gear is the kind workers want to wear. There are piles of brightly colored vests and harnesses and hard plastic safety glasses in shops across America that don't fit comfortably and doesn't get used. They pinch, or they bind, or just look ridiculous. Certainly that has been the case with safety eyewear over the years. Some of the old safety eye protection are … read more
Mar 4th 2013

Sealed Eyewear Represent the Newest Wave in Eye Protection

There are still plenty of dirty jobs across America. Particles are flying and working men and women are exposed to them every day. Luckily eye protection for these folks is keeping pace with the times. A new category of eyewear has emerged that finds fans in heavy manufacturing and oil & gas production. Suppliers call it "sealed eyewear" and it's bridging the gap between safety glasses and stan … read more
Oct 10th 2012

What are the Best Goggles for Women and Kids?

Working at a safety company, I find myself using the gear we stock in non-traditional ways. And I often need to outfit people with smaller face and hands. Luckily gloves often come in a variety of sizes these days. But for folks looking for safety goggles to fit different sized faces, the choices aren't so broad. This past weekend a group of dads and sons headed to the hills for … read more
Aug 20th 2012

Burning Man Goggles: What are the Best dust Goggles for Burning Man?

Last year wind blew the fine Playa dust everywhere. Goggles that keep dust out, but still allow airflow to keep them from fogging are the overall best option. This category of eye protection is called Sealed eyewear and is relatively new category in the eye safety pantheon. It generally refers to a style of hybrid glasses/goggles. They often have foam around the lenses to create a better fac … read more
Goggles and Face Shield That Work Over Prescription Glasses?
Jul 30th 2012

Goggles and Face Shield That Work Over Prescription Glasses?

There is a lot to like about the Capstone Goggles with Combination Face Shield from Pyramex Eyewear. For one thing, it gets rid of the need for secondary eye protection which is required when you are wearing a regular face shield. It's lightweight and comfortable to wear. And it makes you look a little like Jason from Friday the 13th. But when I was watching their video about this new produc … read more
Jul 25th 2012

Eye Protection is Looking Better Than Ever

When my dad worked he'd wear safety glasses. I'd find them behind the seat of his El Camino on the weekends. They were the standard issue  glasses that made him look like he might work in a laboratory instead of at a sign manufacturing yard. They were square, uncomfortable, fogged up quickly, and were not something you'd be caught dead wearing outside of work unless you forgot them in y … read more