Our eyesight is precious and demands the selection and provision of high-quality safety eyewear which not only ‘protects’ but which enhances wearer compliance due to excellent comfort and fit features.
So, how do you choose the right eyewear? Employers have a duty of care to ensure that workers are provided with appropriate PPE wherever the risk assessment defines that as necessary. There are several areas for consideration when selecting eyewear suitable for your workforce, including:
uvex's range of safety eyewear solutions
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.
Why trust uvex for your safety eyewear needs?
At our site in Fürth, we combine everything from safety spectacles and full vision goggles to prescription and laser protection goggles. In this unique competence centre for protective eyewear, we develop and produce, in accordance with strict quality standards, premium coating systems to enhance the properties of our eyewear – and to create high-performance premium products. The uvex plant is certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 50001:2011, and relies on state-of-the-art technology and strategic partnerships to develop future-oriented technologies and products.
"For over 90 years, we have been producing and distributing high-quality products to protect people in sports, leisure and at work. Any company wanting to protect people must accept the responsibility that comes with it. It is exactly this mission that instils our commitment to work sustainably and with social responsibility."
Michael Winter, Managing Partner of the uvex group
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uvex's approach to sustainability
At uvex, we want to realise our vision of protecting people in a sustainable way. Learn more about our approach to sustainability in detail.
Comfort, fit, performance, and style
Finding and choosing the right protection can be tough, and there’s no question that most existing safety glasses on the market are uncomfortable, restrictive, fog up fast, and are even unattractive. Plus, they’re usually treated as a “one size fits all” solution instead of taking into consideration different face shapes, applications, work environments, and more.
For safety managers who are tasked with making sure employees are wearing their safety eyewear when it’s required as well as supplying them with the right pair they need on the job, these factors make it tricky. The wrong safety eyewear can lead to workers avoiding protection when they need it most, and eventually, an injury.
Need help choosing the right style?
Selection of the appropriate safety eyewear for each specific task, and the hazards involved, is critical to avoid the risk of injury. Using the right safety eyewear benefits both the employer and employee, seeing a reduction in costs and waste; increased efficiency and productivity; improved health and safety; increased acceptance of PPE; and the need for lower stock levels.
Standards and markings
Understanding the standards for safety eyewear is essential to ensure the best protection against your workplace hazards.
Prescription safety eyewear
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.
uvex coating expertise
As an innovative brand system provider with manufacturing expertise, we aim to offer our customers the best products for a wide range of workplace requirements. To achieve this goal, our uvex safety eyewear offers maximum wearer comfort, 100% UV400 protection and unique coating technology. At our main R&D and production facilities in Fürth, Germany, our experts proudly lead in the field of eye protection, from the design of the frame to the development of the right lens coating.
uvex supravision excellence
Fogged, scratched or dirty lenses increase the risk of accidents in everyday working life. uvex has been known for innovative coating technologies for decades. In our competence centre in Fürth, we develop and produce scratch-resistant and anti-fog coatings using our unique flow coating method which enables a specific coating to be applied on each side of the lens, allowing the coating to work at it's optimum performance. Other manufacturers use a dipping method that coats both sides of the lens with a mixture of scratch-resistant and anti-fog coatings, diluting the performance of each of the coatings.
uvex supravision excellence
Permanent anti-fog coating on the inside exceeds the standard requirements four times over
without anti-fog coating
The lens fogs up on the inside due to the wearer's body heat and breath
uvex supravision plus
Wearing safety eyewear in places with frequent temperature fluctuations or high-humidity environments can cause the lenses to fog up, leading to severe or continuous fogging issues. Chemically engineered to not wash off, uvex’s anti-fog coatings are fundamentally different from others – that’s because all uvex anti-fog coatings are hydrophilic, which causes fog moisture to absorb into the lens acting like a sponge, eliminating fog quickly and efficiently.
Finding the right lens tint for every environment
The right tint on your lenses can help lessen eye strain, fatigue and can increase clarity of vision. It is important to choose the most appropriate lens tint for your environment to ensure you are not putting additional strain on your eyes. Lens tinting can provide better visibility, increased contrast and reduced glare. uvex offer lens tinting solutions for a wide range of light environments and with 10 lens tints available, it is easy to choose the best solution for your particular application. Our new digital lens tinting advisor helps you find the perfect tinting for your application.
uvex's CBR65 tint has been developed to protect wearers working indoors or outdoors for long hours under harsh light conditions.Find out more
Safety spectacles with amber tinting (yellow lenses) enhance vision in low-light conditions and improve contrast and depth perception.Find out more
Grey tinted lenses provide protection against natural glare and also allow excellent signal colour recognition.Find out more
Polarisation filter to protect against reflections and irritations (e.g. water surfaces and highly polished materials)Find out more
Silver mirror lens tints allow minimal light transmission; protecting eyes in high-glare environments, reducing eye strain and fatigue.Find out more
uvex AR coating reduces strain on the eyes making it easier to focus. 100% UV protection and 96.5% light transmission, ideal for precision work.Find out more
Protecting your eyes with uvex
The uvex brand has always been synonymous with optimum protection against UV radiation. For many years now, we have been providing advanced eyewear technology, such as UV400, as standard offering 100% UVA, UVB and UVC protection.
The name UVEX stands for UltraViolet EXcluded
uvex UV400 — included in all uvex safety eyewear
Regardless of whether you choose a clear or tinted lens, all uvex safety eyewear has UV absorption incorporated in the lens which filters 100% of UV rays up to 400nm. uvex prides itself on delivering the best possible protection together with top-quality lens coatings, incredible comfort and stylish designs.
Did you know most scratching occurs during the cleaning process?
Safety eyewear should be cleaned with extra care in order to prevent any kind of damage to the lenses. The number one reason for scratched lenses is improper cleaning, followed by improper storage. To keep your safety glasses usable for longer, we have developed a range of lens cleaning products and accessories. To store your safety eyewear correctly we offer a range of cases and microfibre cases.
uvex eyewear 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.
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What our customers say
Read our case studies from customers to 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.
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.
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.