90% of eye injuries can be avoided with proper eyewear

Simply wearing any old pair of safety eyewear isn’t enough to protect your eyes. Undoubtedly it decreases the possibility of an injury, but if you have poorly fitted eyewear you are putting yourself at a higher risk. Did you know 2,500 people injure their eyes at work each year in the UK? Don't become a statistic - it’s all about proper wearability.

Safety eyewear isn’t one size fits all. When trying on new safety eyewear, here are a few points to consider:

How are safety glasses supposed to fit
  1. There should be no uncomfortable pressure points on the side of the head or behind the ears
  2. The nose piece should be comfortable and contacting your nose without pinching
  3. You should be able to see in all directions without major obstruction
  4. The overall weight of your safety eyewear should be evenly distributed between your ears and nose so that the frame sits comfortably on your face without distracting from tasks
  5. Frames should fit close to the face without hitting your eyelashes - the space around the frames and your face should be less than a pencil width. Gaps of less than or equal to 6-8mm are preferred
  6. Lenses should cover the eyebrow and any soft tissue around it
  7. Eyewear should stay in place when you move your head front-to-back and side-to-side
uvex safety eyewear ensures a perfect fit

Over 90 years of experience

Because of uvex’s German-engineered dual-injection mould technology, we’re able to combine soft and hard components into frames that flex; making them comfortable and durable, yet highly adaptive so that they fit to any face width or shape – making wearability, protection and compliance easy.

The wide range of uvex styles and designs of safety eyewear allows you to find the product that most suits you. We offer a range of lens shades and coatings to suit a variety of workplace environments and light conditions. All uvex lens options will provide maximum UV protection. Choose the style and type of frame that suits you and the environment you are working in.

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At uvex we understand that one size doesn't fit all and is committed to the design and production of product solutions that can be tailored to individual requirements delivering consistency of protection and performance levels. We offer a range of safety eyewear to suit all facial shapes and areas of application whether working in confined spaces or out on a constriction site.

See how we have helped businesses overcome their safety eyewear challenges

Trelleborg made safety eyewear mandatory after recognising the potential risk to staff and wanted eye protection that was comfortable, durable, looked good and offered value for money. After trialling a number of brands, uvex eyewear fitted the bill on all counts.

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Lanes had been experiencing a high level of PPE wastage because the spectacles continually misted up and easily became scratched, as they did not have anti-mist or anti-scratch coatings. Now, uvex safety spectacles last 16x longer than the safety specs previously used.

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Wates case study

The Wates Group hoped that eye injuries would be a thing of the past after introducing a mandatory eye protection policy. In the five years that followed, 73 workers suffered eye injuries despite the policy, making it clear that just supplying the equipment was not enough.

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