Paralympian Millie Knight talks safety on the slopes

As a partner for international top-level sport, uvex equips more than 1,000 professional athletes worldwide with ski goggles and helmets, equestrian riding helmets, cycling helmets, sports eyewear and motor-sport racing helmets.

Millie Knight is a 19-year-old partially-sighted Paralympic athlete that competes internationally with her guide Brett Wild, in the alpine skiing slalom, giant slalom, super giant slalom, super combined and downhill events.

Since her debut at the 2014 Sochi Paralympics, Millie has won many gold, silver and bronze medals, including 2 silver medals and a bronze medal at the recent 2018 Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

At the age of 6, Millie lost nearly all of her sight and is now left with 5-10% peripheral vision in her left eye, and 5% in her right which means she isn’t able to see where she’s going when she’s on the slopes.

Hear Millie explain why she trusts uvex

Video still of Paralympian Millie Knight talking to uvex safety
uvex is the brand that I trust. I’ve had two major crashes this season, both in the finish area where I was travelling at 100km/h… and didn’t stop. I love my uvex equipment because I’ve put it to the test and I know it won’t fail me.

uvex are proud to protect athletes like Millie and Brett with our high quality, lightweight and reliable equipment. The lens coating technology in Millie's goggles that ensures her the best possible vision while she is traveling 100km/h down the slopes is the same technology we use on our range of safety spectacles.

The uvex anti-fog coating is permanent and won't wash off, even after repeated cleaning. The lenses are also particularly easy to clean due to the nano clean effect and are less susceptible to dirt.

The environments our customers work in vary greatly, whether in an industrial workshop or on top of a snowy mountain. Athletes, like Millie and Brett, as well as industrial workers need to be able to concentrate fully on their job, safe in the knowledge that they are protected by their PPE.

uvex takes product development seriously, by researching the ergonomics of a product, harmonising product performance and the capabilities of the human body using high-tech materials, proven to perform even under the harshest conditions.

From the slopes to the workplace - performance without distraction

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Safety goggles

Low profile ski-goggle design
High visual appeal and acceptance level, with excellent compliance.

Permanent anti-fog lens coating
Uninterrupted clear vision from a fog-free lens enables safe working in demanding environments.

Panoramic clear vision lens
High impact protection and a wide field of vision provides heightened awareness of the periphery and provides full side protection for the eye area.

uvex sportstyle safety spectacles

Safety spectacles

Unique sporty design
Gender neutral design providing excellent wearer comfort with a highly stable, low pressure fit.

Permanent anti-fog lens coating
Enables safe and effective work in extreme temperature environments, helping to promote productivity.

Panoramic clear vision lens
Wide field of vision including blur-free peripheral vision, reducing the potential for eye strain, fatigue and discomfort.

View our safety goggles range

View our safety goggles range

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Watch Paralympian Millie Knight about safety at work and in sport


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