Eye protection for winter conditions

When it comes to PPE for winter, eye protection tends to get forgotten about, however, protective eyewear that is suitable for the variable weather conditions is essential. Safety eyewear that can perform in cold temperatures, aid visibility in low light conditions, as well as protect against bright light and glare, can significantly reduce the risk of injury. Adequate anti-fog protection is particularly important when moving from indoors to outdoors, while the combination of snow and sun poses significant health risks for your eyes too, making appropriate tinting imperative.

Choose the right lens coating
Opt for tinted lenses
Keep your lenses clean

Top tip

Don't put your safety specs on immediately after taking them out of your car or van if they've been there overnight as the cold temperatures will mean they'll fog up as soon as you put them on. Instead, rest them on top of your head for a while and your body heat will warm the lenses up gently, making fogging much less likely when you put them on.

Choose the right lens coating - not all anti-fog coatings are created equal

Adequate anti-fog protection is particularly important in the colder winter months. As the temperatures drop, the difference between the cold air outside and the warmth of your face can cause condensation to build up on the lens. Fogged lenses not only cause frustration thanks to blurred vision but can leave employees exposed to hazards if they decided to remove them all together.

Unrivalled Protection

Chemically engineered not to wash off, uvex’s anti-fog coatings are fundamentally different from others. All uvex anti-fog coatings are hydrophilic and draw moisture into the coating, absorbing it - eliminating fog quickly and efficiently.

uvex’s exclusive flow-coating application technology also provides an anti-fog coating that is consistent, clear and permanently bonded to the lens.

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Unrivaled anti-fog coating on both sides of the lens

Lenses coated with uvex supravision plus have long lasting anti-fog properties on both sides (at least 30 seconds, norm requires 8 seconds), scratch-resistant and anti-static. The anti-fog coating is permanent, even after being cleaned several times.

uvex pheos spectacles anti-fog on both sides, also scratch-resistant; standard size, oil & gas; large field of vision; colourless PC lens; black/grey frame uvex pheos spectacles
uvex sportstyle spectacles anti-fog, scratch-resistant on both sides; only 23 grams; clear PC lens; black, grey frame uvex sportstyle spectacles
uvex i-3 spectacles anti-fog on both sides, scratch-resistant and antistatic; Oil & Gas; adaptable to any face shape; PC clear lens; black/light grey frame uvex i-3 spectacles
uvex super fit spectacles anti-fog on both sides, also scratch-resistant and anti-static; lightweight, sporty, clear; PC clear lens; black/clear frame uvex super fit spectacles
uvex astrospec 2.0 spectacles anti-fog on both sides, also scratch-resistant and anti-static; oil & gas; panorama lens; colourless PC lens; black/grey frame uvex astrospec 2.0 spectacles
uvex ultravision goggles anti-fog, scratch-resistant and antistatic on both sides; clear PC lens; transparent grey frame uvex ultravision goggles

Choose Tinted Lenses

Besides the cold, solar radiation is one of the biggest dangers in winter. Most people tend to underestimate the power of the sun during the winter months but UV radiation can damage the eyes when working outdoors. As soon as the sun hits ice and snow, glistening bright light is created and without adequate protection, work becomes practically impossible, making appropriate tinting essential. Overexposure to glare can cause snowblindness, a corneal injury that leads to redness, swelling, or a dry, scratchy feeling in the eyes. Likewise, prolonged exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays can lead to macular degeneration as well as other temporary or permanent vision problems.

While all uvex safety eyewear has UV absorption incorporated in the lens which filters 100% of UV rays up to 400nm, tinted lenses also reduce brightness and enhance contrast. Safety spectacles with amber tinted lenses enhance vision in low-light conditions and improve contrast and depth perception. Lenses coated with uvex supravision variomatic are self-tinting filters, which automatically become darker when exposed to UV (within 10 seconds) and become lighter when exposure is reduced (after 30 seconds). Particularly suitable for workplaces where you frequently move between indoor and outdoor environments, from light to dark.

uvex polavision spectacles sunglare filter; protection against flying particles; PC grey 14 % lens; black/white frame uvex polavision spectacles
uvex i-5 spectacles maximum adaptability; anti-fog on the inside, extremely resistant to chemicals and scratches on the outside; grey 23% PC lens; anthracite, lime frame uvex i-5 spectacles
uvex pheos cx2 spectacles anti-fog interior, scratch-resistant and chemical-resistant exterior; soft component bonded directly with the lens; PC grey 23 % lens; white/black frame uvex pheos cx2 spectacles
uvex i-works spectacles anti-fog interior, scratch-resistant and chemical-resistant exterior; sunglare filter; attractive appearance and robust quality; PC grey lens 23 %; anthracite/green frame uvex i-works spectacles
uvex megasonic goggles exceptional field of vision; anti-fog on the inside, extremely resistant to chemicals and scratches on the outside; grey 23% PC lens; anthracite frame, lime headband uvex megasonic goggles
uvex pheos cx2 sonic goggles scratch-resistant outside, anti-fog inside; 34 grams only; uvex i-gonomics; lens PC grey 23 %; frame white, black uvex pheos cx2 sonic goggles
uvex super OTG spectacles scratch-resistant and chemical-resistant on both sides; sunglare filter; protection against flying particles; PC grey 23 % lens; black frame uvex super OTG spectacles
uvex sportstyle spectacles self-tinting lenses; only 23 grams; light green PC lens; black, anthracite frame uvex sportstyle spectacles
uvex i-works spectacles anti-fog interior, scratch-resistant and chemical-resistant exterior; attractive appearance and robust quality; PC amber lens; black/yellow frame uvex i-works spectacles
uvex pheos spectacles anti-fog interior, scratch-resistant and chemical-resistant exterior; standard size, contrast-enhancing; large field of vision; PC amber lens; black/yellow frame uvex pheos spectacles
uvex pheos cx2 spectacles lens PC light brown (CBR65); sun protection; soft component bonded directly with the lens; extremely scratch- and chemical-resistant outside, anti-fog inside; frame black, white uvex pheos cx2 spectacles
uvex sportstyle spectacles PC lens light brown (CBR65); sun protection; scratch-resistant on the outside, anti-fog protection on the inside; frame white, black uvex sportstyle spectacles

Don't forget to keep your lenses clean - uvex cleaning accessories

Our practical cleaning station can be attached with a wall bracket wherever is convenient, enabling you and your staff to access it quickly. The lens cleaning fluid and cleaning tissues are suitable for all uvex safety eyewear. Remember, only use uvex cleaning products to clean the lenses on uvex eyewear. This is essential to preserve the performance of the uvex lens coatings.

uvex spectacle cleaning station Accessories for all uvex safety spectacles uvex spectacle cleaning station
uvex lens cleaning towelettes Accessories for all uvex safety spectacles uvex lens cleaning towelettes
uvex cleaning fluid accessories for all uvex safety spectacles uvex cleaning fluid
uvex antifog cloth uvex antifog cloth; for fog-free spectacles uvex antifog cloth

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