It is important to identify workplace risks and ensure that employees always use appropriate Safety Eyewear whenever necessary. Injuries affecting the lens and retina, which contain the vision cells, carry the biggest risk of blindness. We know that if Safety Eyewear is appreciated when it is used. Therefore, our Safety Eyewear is developed to be used for prevention as well as for protection and helpfulness when the need arises. The lenses are manufactured according to the latest technology. Each frame has a comfortable fit that suits the user’s face; ZEISS Safety Eyewear can be used for several hours without feeling heavy or uncomfortable. The wearer should preferably not feel the glasses at all. The frames are strong, durable and, there is a good variety of different frame models to choose between.
Most people experience vision impairment sooner or later, especially at close distance, as a natural consequence of the lens becoming less elastic when ageing. The phenomenon is called presbyopia and affects all people. Safety Eyewear is part of personal protective equipment, and is used in an increasing number of situations and in more professions than ever before. Eyes need to be protected against dust, strong light, chemical liquids, sparks and chips. ZEISS supplies Safety Eyewear for all work environments to promote a better and more efficient working life.
To supply certified and approved CE marked Safety Eyewear, we have to test optical measurements in our capacity as a supplier; impact resistance, transmission and distortion. Optical measurements must meet the requirements of ISO 8980-1 and ISO 8980-2.
There are two types of impact-resistance safety classes:
- S – Increased mechanical strength: A 22 mm steel bullet (44 g) is dropped from a height of 1.3 metres.
Plastic, polycarbonate and mineral lenses meet these requirements.
- F – High-speed and low-impact-energy particles: A 6 mm steel bullet is shot at the Safety Eyewear (45 m/s). Only lens types in the materials Trivex and Polycarbonate meet this requirement.
As an employer, you decide and are responsible for whether an employee needs S or F classified Safety Eyewear. An optician is responsible for testing the subject’s vision and providing a correct prescription and we as a manufacturer of Safety Eyewear are responsible for manufacturing and supplying approved, certified Safety Eyewear according to the prescription. The lenses are CE marked for your safety.
ZEISS supplies CE marked, tested and approved complete Safety Eyewear.
Safe and strong lightweight lenses with a very hard surface. This lens type meets the mechanical impact requirements according to EN166-F, which makes them a favourite among safety representatives around Europe.
A thin and light lens with a scratch-resistant surface that provides both protection and an optimal optical performance. This lens type meets the mechanical impact requirements according to EN166-F, which makes them the right choice for situations involving a high risk of mechanical impact.
Lightweight lenses of a synthetic plastic material are very comfortable and therefore very widely used. They meet the requirements of increased mechanical strength according to European standard EN-166-S. These lenses are often chosen when the risk of mechanical impact is less significant.
Hardened mineral lenses
Chemically hardened mineral lenses meet the resistance requirements of EN-166-S and are also highly scratch resistant. However, the material is somewhat heavier than both plastic, Trivex and polycarbonate.
Single Vision lenses
You get a lens that corrects most types of vision defects. These lenses can also be used to correct presbyopia at a limited distance, e.g. as reading glasses.
Correct your distance vision and provide a smooth transition to near vision while also providing good vision at intermediate distance.
Correct both distance and near vision by means of a grinded segment in the lower part of the lens.
Our unique hard coating for plastic lenses provides excellent scratch resistance while the lens also tolerates sudden temperature variations. Hard coating also provides a superior chemical resistance than completely uncoated lenses.
Anti-reflective coating transmits light well and makes the lenses dirt and water resistant while also providing extra scratch resistance. Perfect for those who work with microelectronics or in a laboratory.
Self-tinting lenses are very clear indoors but become very dark outside in sunlight. Our ZEISS PhotoFusion technique is based on molecules that open depending on the intensity of UV radiation from sun. The stronger the radiation is, the more the molecules open and make the lenses darker. Practical for those who alternate a lot between being indoors and outdoors.
Images: Bollé Safety - Fred BOURCIER
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