uvex UV400

100% protection against UVB and UVA radiation

The EN166/170 standard specifies safety eyewear should provide UV protection up to 380 nm. The WHO* and latest scientific studies state that this level of protection is insufficient and recommend safety eyewear lenses provide UV protection up to 400nm covering UVB and UVA rays.

"The reasons why the WHO recommends UV400 protection are clear. The outer tissues of the eye, cornea and lens fully absorb UV light. While UVB light primarily damages the genetic material, UVA rays penetrate deeper, cause thermal damage and magnify the effects of UVB light."

Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Olaf Strauß

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Even without sun, UV rays can still put strain on the eye

When working outdoors, your eyes are regularly exposed to harmful UV radiation — even when it is cloudy. The result: using insufficient protection may cause dangerous long-term damage such as corneal injury, cataracts and loss of sight.

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uvex UV400:

  • filters all UVA rays (at 380 nm, 20% of damaging UVA still passes through the lenses)
  • minimises the thermal impact on cells (10 times greater in the 380-400nm range) which can damage and alter the cell structure
  • reduces aggressive blue light content (HEV), which is harmful to the retina, by 15%
  • protects the eyes and surrounding skin from dangerous long-term damage.
UVA and UVB radiation is dangerous
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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 and all uvex safety glasses offer 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 which stands for ultraviolet exclusion, prides itself on delivering the best possible protection together with top-quality lens coatings, incredible comfort and stylish designs.

Clear lenses
Suitable for most light environments.

uvex safety glasses with clear lenses

Grey sunglare lenses
Suitable for when sunlight and glare may be a hazard.

uvex safety glasses with grey lenses

Amber lenses
Light enhancing effect suitable for low light and artificial light conditions.

uvex safety glasses with amber lenses

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Learn more about UV protection

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