Buyers' Guide: eye protection
November 27, 2000
Haws’ Model 8355WC is a pull-down laboratory drench shower and eyewash in a single recessed stainless steel housing designed for barrier-free access. The eyewash has a pair of “Soft-flo” anti-surge eyewash heads activated by pulling down the drainage pan. Haws Corp., Berkeley, CA.
The Ayemate Universal Sideshield can be installed or removed quickly on any safety frame without the use of tools. It eliminates the guesswork and time required to replace lost or broken sideshields. Eagle Safety Eyewear, Louisville, KY.
Willson® Cruiser™ protective eyewear from Dalloz Safety features the sport-style 3-D curved lens with fin-shaped sides. Designed for maximum fit, comfort and wearer acceptance, the glasses feature a soft, hypoallergenic, adjustable nosepiece. Dalloz Safety, Reading, PA.
Crews, Inc. is the exclusive safety eyewear distributor of Mossy Oak® brand Camo, and the Mossy Oak® Forest Floor® pattern is featured on the first pair of glasses in the Crews® Camo Series. The eyewear meets or exceeds ANSI Z87.1 Safety Standard and is available in 6 lens colors. Crews, Inc., Memphis, TN.
Elvex Summit II™ model SG-29 safety glasses provide a lens with an individual optical curvature for each eye, allowing a distortion-free view. All lenses offer UV absorption and have a scratch-resistant coating. Elvex Corp., Bethel, CT.
Titmus Optical has introduced the BC104, a men’s metal safety frame. The frame combines contemporary styling with a single bridge, slim rectangular shape and matte finish accents on the temples and bridge. Titmus Optical, Inc., Petersburg, VA.
The uvex skyline™ is 10 mm slimmer than the uvex skyper, fitting a broad range of facial profiles, from normal to slender. If offers an impact-resistant polycarbonate wraparound lens, molded-in nosebridge, sideshields, and an integrated browguard. Uvex Safety, Smithfield, RI.
Sellstrom HOTSHOTS™ are high-caliber specs designed to look cool and provide clear vision. The matte finish gives the durable plastic frame a smooth coating that is ideal for high-temperature areas. Soft, pliable tips relieve pressure on the temples. Sellstrom Mfg. Co., Palatine, IL.
Bouton’s 6300 BOLD™ (Bouton Optical Lens Design) B2K safety spectacle features an eight-base single curve lens with airflow designed sideshields. Its Demi-Frame™, made of Resilium™ nylon, offers bow-flex bayonet style temples with ergo temple grips and a Soft-Fit™ nose bridge that gently prevents slippage. The H.L. Bouton Co., Inc., Wareham, MA.
The Colt Signature Collection line of eyewear from Encon is designed to provide a stylish, fashionable and sporty look. The glasses are made of a lightweight, durable nylon frame with telescopic temples that adjust for an individual custom fit. Encon Safety Products, Houston, TX.
PRESCRIPTION LASER EYEWEAR
Trinity Technologies now offers prescription laser protective eyewear for any wavelength. The company can also reduce the weight of many prescriptions. Trinity Technologies, Minneapolis, MN.
Bradley’s On-Site portable, gravity-fed eyewash is a self-contained unit that is ideal for use in applications where a plumbed water supply is not available. Constructed of durable polycarbonate, the unit features a transparent yellow tank that allows regular monitoring of water levels. Bradley Corp., Menomonee Falls, WI.
U.S. Safety’s reengineered Guard-Dogs offer improved comfort and protection for workers in hostile environments. Features include: new ratchet, bayonet temples; a wider nosebridge; a soft PVC nosepiece; and a replaceable antifog/hardcoat clear or tinted lens. U.S. Safety, Lenexa, KS.
Designed to provide both vision and hearing protection, the patented Radians A.V.™ safety eyewear offers fashionable styling combined with its comfortable Jelli™ earplugs. The non-invasive Jelli earplugs attach directly to the temple post of the glasses. The wraparound eyewear features an adjustable temple offered in black, red and blue. Radians, Inc., Memphis, TN.
Phantom™ by Smith & Wesson®, available from Direct Safety, features a frameless design with 7 base cut lens for distortion-free protection. The polycarbonate wraparound lens has a ribbed non-slip nose pad. Direct Safety Co., Tempe, AZ.