Eyewear
Our range of eyewear gives you a variety of modern and stylish products to choose from. All safety spectacles and goggles protectthe eyes from a wide range of hazards and are available with a selection of coatings, lens types and accessories.

Comfort
Many of our products come with adjustable features and soft materials at points of contact in order to improve fit and comfort to accommodate different face sizes and shapes.

Compatibility
Eye protection often needs to be worn in conjunction with other protective equipment and it is essential that comfort and fit with other PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is maintained. Much of our eyewear range can be used in combination with same manufacturer’s respiratory and hearing protection. Compatibility with other PPE will be subject to a number of variable factors which requires the employer end user to conduct an appropriate selection depending on individual needs.

Guide to choosing eyewear by hazard or application
This guide is an outline only and should not be used as the only means of selecting eye protection.

 

 

Product by hazard
RiskSpectaclesGoogles
Optical radiation (e.g. UV, IR) 
High speed particle at Low energy (F) 
♦ 
High speed particle at Medium energy (B)  
Liquid droplets   
Large dust particles 
 
Gas and fine dust particles  
Molten metal and hot solids  
High speed particle at extreme temperature (T)

 

 
The Standard
EN166 is the standard to which all eye protection should be manufactured and within this standard there are a number of considerations shown as markings on the equipment and on the instructions for use leaflet supplied with your eye protection, they include: Optical Class, Mechanical Strength, Field of Use and Optional Requirements 
All about the markings
 EN166FRAMELENS
Optical Class
refractive tolerance + 0.06 dio
refractive tolerance + 0.12 dio
refractive tolerance + 0.12/-0.25 dio
 
 
1
2
3
Mechanical Strength
increased robustness
low energy impact (45m/s)
medium energy impact (120m/s)
high energy impact (190m/s)
 
F
B
A
S
F
B
A
Field of Use
liquids (chemical)
large dust particles
gas/fine dust particles
short circuit electric arc
molten metals/hot solids
3
4
5
8
9
 9
Optional Requirements
resistance to misting
resistance to scratching
 
 
N
K
 
Example of lens marking according to EN166
2-1,2      
scale number of filters (optional)
 
W manufacturer’s identification code  
1 symbol of optical class
optical class 1 = best class
optical class 2 = medium quality
optical class 3* = low quality
*not for continuous use
F
symbol of mechanical strength (optional)
no symbol - minimum robustness
S - increased robustness
F - low energy impact (45 m/s)
B - medium energy impact (120 m/s)
A - high energy impact (190 m/s)
9
symbol of non adherence of molten metal and resistance to
penetration of hot solids (optional)
 
K
symbol of resistance to surface damage by fine particles (optional)
 
N symbol of resistance to fogging (optional)  
CE symbol of conformity to CE directive 89/686 EEC  

 

 

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