The industrial workplace can pose a number of risks to employees’ vision. Employees may be exposed to hazards ranging from dust and debris, small splinters to larger fragments of glass, metal or wood to chemicals, sparks or impacts from moving machinery. To protect employees from such incidents, uvex prescription safety glasses are designed to replace employee’s personal glasses and withstand the rigors of the workplace.
uvex prescription safety spectacles are certified and marked in accordance with EN 166, so they can be used in workplaces where safety spectacles are mandatory. As occupational safety spectacles, they not only protect the eyes (from UV radiation, flying particles, dust etc.), but are also a visual aid because the lenses have a dioptric effect. uvex offers a wide range of high-quality lens materials, focus types and frames. This makes it easier to switch between personal spectacles and employer-provided safety spectacles, helping to increase wearer acceptance.
The comprehensive uvex quality system guarantees the best design from an optical and processing technology perspective. All materials used, including lenses, frames, cases etc., are free from harmful substances and are regularly inspected.
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- 30 years of UK industry service excellence and short lead-times
- Product is manufactured in the UK
- Committed to providing quality products and services
- Customer friendly process
- Internal and external prescription experts - our sales team have a combined 270 years’ experience
- Supported by Essilor, one of the world’s leading lens manufacturers
Choosing the right frame
uvex is able to provide a choice of metal, plastic and wraparound frame styles in single vision, bifocal or varifocal for safety or office use.
Standards and markings
Individually manufactured uvex prescription safety spectacles are tested and certified according to the requirements of EN 166.
Tinted lenses provide effective protection against glare in areas with high light intensity, either with constant or variable tinting.
Lens cleaning products
Make sure you are getting the best out of your uvex eyewear with our range of accessories, designed for quick, easy cleaning and safe storage.
Frequently asked questions
We have provided the answers to prescription frequently asked questions for both customers and Authorising Officers.
Marking of the frame in accordance with EN 166
- Frame and lenses are permanently marked
- If the markings on the lens and frame are different, the lower mechanical strength applies to the entire eye protection device
- According to the PPE regulation, uvex prescription safety spectacles must be marked with the factory symbol and production date: MM/YYYY
Versatile lens cleaner and de-mister in one
Glasses that steam up are not only an annoying distraction but in the workplace can pose an addtional hazard. The uvex antifog cloth provides a solution; simply wipe the cloth over your lenses and an ultra-thin layer of uvex's unique anti-fog formula is applied to the lens preventing them from misting up, resulting in streak-free, clear vision for hours.
✓ Cost effective - can be reused up to 60 times and used as a general cleaning cloth thereafter
✓ Less waste - reusable cloth minimises waste compared to single use alternatives
✓ Easy to store - store in the zip bag provided, ideal for a pocket or bag
✓ Easy to use - simply wipe both sides of the lens with the antifog cloth
✓ Long-lasting - 8 to 10 hours of anti-fog performance depending on environmental factors
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We recommend anti-reflective lenses for work at a VDU. An anti-reflective metal oxide coating is applied, which ensures a significant reduction in reflections on the inner and outer sides of the lens. It also offers a cosmetic advantage and increases light transparency of the lens and vision clarity is improved.
Multi anti-reflective coating:
- Maximum reduction of reflections
- Metal oxide is applied several times to each surface
- Residual reflection < 2%
|Polycarbonate (PC) || |
HI (high index), organic lens materials with high refractive index
|CR39 ||Hard glass |
Tinted lenses provide effective protection against glare in areas with high light intensity.
• Available in brown and grey
• Tinting levels: 82% (light), 38% (medium), 15% (dark)
Variable tinting – Variomatic™
• Lenses tint automatically, depending on the UV radiation and temperature
• Tinting of between approx. 8% and 80% in brown or grey
• Available with polycarbonate and CR39 lens material
Fog-free, clear vision with the Optifog system
Are you experiencing fogged up lenses? The Optifog system stops this from happening, allowing you to work safely and effectively, with no distractions. Optifog's unique anti-fog system combines two patented technologies: Optifog lens treatment and a smart textile cloth with anti-fog molecules that activates the power of the Optifog lens. Simply wipe your lenses with the smart cloth and droplets that would usually obstruct your vision spread uniformly across the lens, in an invisible and fog-free layer.
✔ Fog repellent
Stays fog free even in extreme conditions*
Durable lenses, ensuring clear vision
✔ UV protection
Protects your eyes from UVA and UVB rays
✔ Glare reduction
Less reflections for clarity of vision and improved aesthetics
✔ Dust repellent
Repels dust particles for easy to clean lenses
Clean your Optifog lenses using the Optifog Smart Textile that comes with your new lenses.
Every 2 weeks
Wash your Optifog lenses with water, especially if they've been exposed to pathogens to avoid contamination.
Every few months
(or after 450 activations): Renew your Optifog Smart Textile to ensure continuous anti-fog performance.
Prescription ordering system
uvex has made it easier and quicker for safety professionals to order safety prescription eyewear with its prescription ordering website. The user friendly system is designed to display pre-agreed frame and lens options, accept orders and issue approval for the employee to proceed with an eye test. The online process can be set up by uvex for organisations of all sizes, and multi-site organisations can have numerous Authorising officers each with their own account and password.
What are the benefits?
✔ Ideal for any size company
✔ The spectacles are manufactured by uvex, which keeps costs and lead-times down
✔ There are no vouchers. Because invoices are issued on a frame by frame basis and through the customers existing uvex distribution partner there is no need to set up a new account or worry about buying vouchers
✔ Potential reduction in lead-times especially when working with an email active optician
✔ Less paperwork to maintain. Orders are held on the system in the form of a unique database which you can review at any time for easy traceability
Find out more
To find out more about our optician's online portal, contact our prescription department who will be happy to assist you.
uvex offers maximum service with maximum flexibility. Our specialists are happy to advise you with regard to professional and flexible solutions, tailored to the individual requirements of your company. Our wide uvex collection enables us to find prescription safety spectacles for each of your employees.
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