The Bomber Eyewear Guide To Safety Lenses

September 23 2019 0

At Bomber Eyewear, we believe eye protection shouldn't come at any sacrifice to style. When you're working on site, revving tools in the shop, or operating high-octane machinery, you shouldn't be distracted by uncomfortable glasses or lackluster production. That's why we created our safety collection with a dedication to comfort, practicality, and design.

But what goes into Bomber's safety glasses to make them the best of the best? Besides our trademark shades and patented EVA foam lining, Bomber's safety glasses offer some of the highest-quality lenses available on the market. All of our safety glasses meet the ANSI Z87+ certification requirements for impact resistance, hazardous material protection, and other circumstances that could endanger the eyes in a busy workshop, laboratory, or construction site. They are designed for the best of the best of protection, and have the production to prove it!

Depending on your needs, you can choose between bifocals, antifog, photochromic, and polarized lenses. Simply choose the frame style and color you love, and we're off to the races! 

Let's take a closer look at safety lenses.

bifocals

Bifocals

Bifocals are great for people who work with their hands. These specialty lenses feature two variations of focus: the main part of the frame focuses on distance, while a smaller section in the center of the bottom half adds extra focus for close-up objects. Bifocals are traditionally used to help people fight presbyopia (your eyes' inability to automatically switch focus between distant and close objects as they get older). When it comes to safety lenses, we use bifocals to enhance your intermediate and near vision so you never miss a detail.  

Anti-Fog

If you work with power tools, when was the last time you had to stop and clean your safety glasses because the lenses fogged up? Get rid of this nuisance with our safety line treated with an anti-fog coating. This coating uses a select mix of chemicals to reduce the surface tension of water droplets, making it impossible for fog to collect and disrupt your vision. We all know how critical this can be for safety, efficiency, and comfort! 

Photochromic

Our fanbase in the construction industry loves our photochromic lenses. These specialty lenses are perfect for people who spend a lot of time both indoors and outdoors, or transitioning from light to dark areas throughout the day. Photochromic lenses are designed to be clear indoors and automatically darken when exposed to sunlight. Instead of swapping between sunglasses and safety goggles, our photochromic lenses give you wraparound protection without the annoyance of sun in your eyes (or too-dark lenses getting in the way of getting the job done).

Polarized

We need light to get our jobs done, but sometimes there's little more frustrating than the glare of the sun right in our eyes. Polarized lenses save the day in these situations by altering the angle of light before it can hit our sensitive eyes. Normally, light scatters when it bounces off uneven surfaces. However, flat surfaces (like sheet metal, water, or snow) allow light to reflect at one angle instead of multiple. And often, this angle is right into your face. Polarized lenses reduce glare by blocking some of the light that comes their way. The result is an image that's a little bit darker but endlessly clearer, crisper, and more detailed than one viewed without the polarized filter. Polarized lenses are an incredible investment for anyone who works (or plays!) on the water, with cars and other shiny metal surfaces, or in construction sites where sun glare can turn into a shift-long battle. 

What's perfect for you? 

Depending on your job, interests, and hobbies, one type of specialty safety lens might be better for you than all the rest. Our safety collection offers a wide range of options -- but it doesn't sacrifice comfort or style. Find your favorites on our store! 

For more about our safety markings read here and also about the ANSI Z87+ certification, read here.