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 spectaclesanti-fog on both sides, also scratch-resistant; standard size, oil & gas; large field...uvex pheos spectacles
uvex sportstyle safety spectaclesanti-fog, scratch-resistant on both sides; only 23 grams; clear PC lens; black, grey frameuvex sportstyle safety spectacles
uvex i-3 spectaclesanti-fog on both sides, scratch-resistant and antistatic; Oil & Gas; adaptable to any face...uvex i-3 spectacles
uvex super fit spectaclesanti-fog on both sides, also scratch-resistant and anti-static; lightweight, sporty,...uvex super fit spectacles
uvex astrospec 2.0 spectaclesanti-fog on both sides, also scratch-resistant and anti-static; oil & gas; panorama...uvex astrospec 2.0 spectacles
uvex ultravision gogglesanti-fog, scratch-resistant and antistatic on both sides; clear PC lens; transparent grey...uvex ultravision goggles
uvex u-sonic wide-vision goggleanti-fog and scratch resistant; reduced ventilation; clear PC lens; black, grey frameuvex u-sonic wide-vision goggle

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 spectaclessunglare filter; protection against flying particles; PC grey 14 % lens; black/white frameuvex polavision spectacles
uvex i-5 safety spectaclesmaximum adaptability; anti-fog on the inside, extremely resistant to chemicals and...uvex i-5 safety spectacles
uvex pheos cx2 spectaclesanti-fog interior, scratch-resistant and chemical-resistant exterior; soft component...uvex pheos cx2 spectacles
uvex i-works spectaclesanti-fog interior, scratch-resistant and chemical-resistant exterior; sunglare filter;...uvex i-works spectacles
uvex pheos guard spectaclesscratch-resistant exterior, anti-fog interior; standard size, sunglare filter, includes...uvex pheos guard spectacles
uvex pheos cx2 sonic gogglesscratch-resistant outside, anti-fog inside; 34 grams only; uvex i-gonomics; lens PC grey...uvex pheos cx2 sonic goggles
uvex megasonic gogglesexceptional field of vision; anti-fog on the inside, extremely resistant to chemicals and...uvex megasonic goggles
uvex sportstyle safety spectaclesself-tinting lenses; only 23 grams; light green PC lens; black, anthracite frameuvex sportstyle safety spectacles
uvex i-works spectaclesanti-fog interior, scratch-resistant and chemical-resistant exterior; attractive...uvex i-works spectacles
uvex pheos spectaclesanti-fog interior, scratch-resistant and chemical-resistant exterior; standard size,...uvex pheos spectacles
uvex pheos cx2 spectacleslens PC light brown (CBR65); sun protection; soft component bonded directly with the lens;...uvex pheos cx2 spectacles
uvex sportstyle safety spectaclesPC lens light brown (CBR65); sun protection; scratch-resistant on the outside, anti-fog...uvex sportstyle safety 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 stationAccessories for all uvex safety spectaclesuvex spectacle cleaning station
uvex lens cleaning towelettesAccessories for all uvex safety spectaclesuvex lens cleaning towelettes
uvex cleaning fluidaccessories for all uvex safety spectaclesuvex cleaning fluid
uvex cleaning tissuesAccessory for all uvex safety spectacles uvex cleaning tissues

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