How are safety glasses supposed to fit?

Simply wearing any old pair of safety eyewear isn’t enough to protect your eyes. Though the possibility of an eye injury decreases, if your eyewear fits poorly or incorrectly, you're putting yourself at a higher risk for injury.

Many companies treat safety eyewear as “one size fits all” and often select product based on information in a catalogue. However, because head and face shapes are so different, it's impossible to find one pair that works for everyone. That’s why finding properly fitting eyewear is so crucial to Wearability, especially when 90% of recorded injuries are due to poorly fitting eyewear or workers not wearing eyewear at all.

Fit testing is critical

Eyewear that fits well helps reduce injuries and increases compliance, whereas poorly fitting eyewear often leads to workers removing it throughout the workday, making them susceptible to eye injuries.

uvex wearability is designed into each and every spec and goggle that uvex manufactures. It focuses on:

✓ Comfort

✓ Fit

✓ Performance

✓ Style

These four key factors ensure wearer compliance by allowing employees on with their day without distraction. To find out more about these four key design features click here.

Why is fit so important?

Fit testing is critical - Eyewear that fits well helps reduce injuries and increases compliance, whereas poorly fitting eyewear often leads to workers removing it throughout the workday, making them susceptible to eye injuries.

uvex fit program

uvex has devised a highly successful fit program that reemphasises the personal in PPE. Our program ensures that even your hardest to satisfy employee with find a safety spec or goggle that is best suited for them. Our highly knowledgeable team of experts will work alongside you and your employees to ensure they walk away that with eyewear that will provide a high degree of protection, enhance wearer compliance and save you money.

Interested? Simply fill in our quick form and we will do the rest.

Working with uvex will make your job easier, increase safety, ensure cost savings and there’s no need to change your PPE supplier. We can also find solutions for your prescription wearers too.

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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.

uvex i-5 spectacles maximum adaptability; anti-fog on the inside, extremely resistant to chemicals and scratches on the outside; clear PC lens; anthracite, blue frame uvex i-5 spectacles
uvex pheos spectacles anti-fog interior, scratch-resistant and chemical-resistant exterior; standard size; large field of vision; PC clear lens; black/green frame uvex pheos spectacles
uvex sportstyle spectacles scratch-resistant exterior; anti-fog interior; sunglare filter; only 23 g; PC grey 23 % lens; white/black frame uvex sportstyle spectacles
uvex ultrasonic goggles anti-fog interior, scratch-resistant and chemical-resistant exterior; hard and soft components; PC clear lens; grey/orange frame uvex ultrasonic goggles
uvex skyguard NT spectacles anti-fog interior, scratch-resistant and chemical-resistant exterior; adjustable side arm length; protection against flying particles; PC clear lens; blue/grey frame uvex skyguard NT spectacles
uvex ultravision wide-vision goggle anti-fog coating on the inside, chemical and scratch resistant on the outside; ventilation; wide nose piece; clear PC lens; transparent grey frame uvex ultravision wide-vision goggle
uvex pheos cx2 sonic goggles scratch-resistant outside, anti-fog inside; 34 grams only; uvex i-gonomics; lens PC clear; frame white black uvex pheos cx2 sonic goggles

Application recommendations

Depending on your task at hand, several properties come into play: you need the right eyewear model, suitable lens material as well as matching lens tinting and coating.

uvex lens tinting advisor

We offer lens tinting solutions for every light environment. Our new digital lens tinting advisor helps you find the perfect tinting for your application.

Which uvex lens coating do I need?

Safety eyewear is often used in harsh working environments, so the lenses are usually coated to increase their efficacy and longevity. But which lens coating do you need?

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