Safety Glasses

 

Safety Glasses are an integral part of a working environment these days!  

While it is important to protect your eyes from the sun, it is just as important (if not more so) to protect your eyes from hazards on the job.  Eye safety is an important topic as every year more than 4,000 eye injuries occur in New Zealand workplaces.  With the correct frame selection and fit, eye protection will prevent most of these injuries.

Employees who require corrective glasses can be protected in customised AS/NZS certified prescription safety eyewear, so there is no need to compromise on vision or safety.

We work closely with Hoya to provide you and your staff with the best lens technology, which includes:

  • Single vision, bifocals, and progressive lenses
  • Clear, photochromic, and polarised lens options
  • Chemical and scratch-resistant Phoenix safety material
  • Hard coated (standard) and anti-reflection coatings

We have a complete range of safety frames available in the practice for ease of selection.  Each client will be presented with a Certificate of Compliance on collection of their safety eyewear or this can be submitted directly to the employer.

We are aligned with New Zealand Safety and for ease of ordering and accounts we are happy to set businesses up as an online client.

Certified safety glasses are manufactured to the AS/NZS 1337.6.2012 Personal Eye Safety Standards*.  As there is a very stringent policy around the manufacture process you will need to allow up to three weeks for delivery.

 

*AS/NZS 1337.6.2012 Personal Eye Safety Standards

Personal eye protection - Prescription eye protectors against low and medium impact

This Standard specifies minimum requirements for eye protectors fitted with prescription lenses intended to provide low or medium impact eye protection from flying particles and fragments in occupational situations.

It does not apply to eye protectors in which the prescription lenses are fitted behind plano protective lenses. These are covered by AS/NZS 1337.1.

Prescription eye protectors complying with this Standard are intended to give both impact protection and prescribed refractive correction of vision.

For protection from hazards other than low or medium impact, appropriate protection as recommended in AS/NZS 1336 should also be worn covering the prescription eyewear, e.g. dust, splashing materials, molten materials, harmful gases, vapours or aerosols, high energy flying particles or fragments.

These are covered in AS/NZS 1337.1. Requirements for protection from sources of optical radiation, other than the sun, are covered in AS/NZS 1338, Parts 1 to 3.

The Australian and New Zealand standard AS/NZS 1337.6 Prescription Eye Protection against low and medium impact specifies minimal requirement for the appliance to withstand the impact of a 6.35mm steel ball at a velocity of 40mps.

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