What is sealed eyewear?

Sealed safety eyewear, also called closed eyewear, has become increasingly popular due to its unique style and performance abilities. With a more universal fit and diverse application range, foam inserts are a great option for workers and safety managers who want to maintain high levels of PPE compliance and compatibility while adequately protecting against dirt, debris, and splashes to the eyes.

uvex carbonvision is an example of sealed safety eyewear

Often referred to as "spoggles" in the industry, eyewear with foam inserts falls into the middle spectrum between safety glasses and safety goggles by bringing a unique solution to the table by combining the two. The intention with foam inserts is to create a low-profile, almost complete seal to the face, whereas regular well-fitting safety glasses tend to have a small gap inbetween the lenses and your face. This seal is great for use in dry or windy environments outdoors or for applications where airborne dust, debris or splashes are present.

Safety eyewear with an insert doesn’t eliminate the need for offering multiple options and fit testing. Like all safety eyewear, a proper fit test must be conducted with all employees in order to best understand what type of eyewear should be used for each person. If you’d like to undertake a fit programme and trial any of our products, simply fill in our quick form to make an appointment with your regional sales manager.

uvex pheos guard system

uvex pheos foam insert close up

The innovative uvex pheos guard system is a functional expansion of the successful uvex pheos range. The textile headband makes the uvex pheos guard suitable for working at height or in confined spaces and especially compatible with other forms of PPE, such as helmets. The comfortable frame insert creates a closer seal to further protect from particle ingress and splashes.

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  • Additional frame and headband
  • Duo-spherical lens with large field of vision
  • Bevelled edge along upper rim gives additional eyebrow protection
  • Narrow geometry enables ear defenders, helmet and bump caps to be worn comfortably
  • PC lens, metal-free frame
  • Labelling: W 166 F CE – 2C-1.2 W 1 FKN CE

Learn more about the uvex pheos guard

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Sealed safety eyewear

uvex skyguard NT spectacles 9175275

uvex skyguard NT spectacles

  • Complete eye protection against flying particles due to injection-moulded soft TPU
  • Two-level side arm inclination allows the wearer to adjust the spectacles to suit their own face
  • Flexible soft component adapts to the wearer's face contours
  • Particularly well-suited for use in combination with helmets
  • Clear PC lens
  • Labelling: W 166 34 F CE – 2-1.2 W 1 FKN DIN CE

Learn more about the uvex skyguard NT

uvex cyberguard safety spectacles

  • Large area of coverage with neoprene headband
  • All-round soft frame
  • Labelling for liquids (3) and coarse dust particles (4)
  • Clear PC lens
  • Labelling: W 166 F 34 CE – 2-1.2 W 1 F DIN CE

Learn more about the uvex cyberguard

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uvex pheos cx2 sonic goggles

uvex pheos cx2 sonic goggles

  • uvex’s lightest compact wide-vision goggles - just 34 grams
  • Comfortable protection thanks to soft forehead and nose piece moulded directly onto the lens
  • High mechanical strength B (120 m/s)
  • Very soft, light textile headband for secure and comfortable fit
  • Can be easily combined with other PPE
  • Labelling: W 166 3 4 BT CE – 2C-1,2 W 1 BT KN CE

Learn more about the uvex uvex pheos cx2 sonic

uvex carbonvision goggles

  • Low volume frame with high mechanical strength (B: 120 m/s)
  • Best panoramic view without tunnel effect due to close-fitting lens
  • Lightweight at just 46 grams
  • Easy to combine with other PPE – such as helmets
  • Clear PC lens
  • Labelling: W 166 34 B CE – 2-1.2 W 1 B KN DIN CE

Learn more about the uvex carbonvision

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Safety lenses – how strong are they?

The strength of safety spectacles and goggles is tested by firing a 6mm ball bearing at the lens – neither the lens nor the frame must break, come apart or bounce off the face. Safety goggles are designed to give protection from high speed materials or particles (for example, when cutting, grinding or using equipment that involves explosive force or pressure such as nail guns or compressed air tools). Goggles are tested to 120 m/s (B medium impact) and spectacles are tested to 45 m/s (F low impact).

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FLow energy impact: up to 45 m/s
BMedium energy impact: up to 120 m/s
EN166:2002 Mechanical strength test video

Next steps

Backed by 90+ years of optics and coatings science, German-engineering and in-house manufacturing, uvex offers a full range of safety eyewear options for you to choose from. Each option includes our revolutionary lens technology for edge-to-edge optical clarity, along with our supravision anti-fog and scratch-resistant coatings that have been tested in our labs but, more importantly, proven in the field.

If you have any questions or would like to arrange a fit test for your employees, contact your local uvex representative who will be happy to help:

Contact your Regional Manager


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