Each year, thousands of construction workers lose their eyesight at work. If you are working outside for long periods of time in the sun and heat, sunglasses aren’t an option – they’re a necessity!
You may not think twice about applying sun screen to protect your skin when you step outside. But your eye health is equally important, and so is finding the right protection.
Rather than reaching for your existing sunglasses. Learn the benefits of tinted safety glasses.
Safety glasses offer protection foreign objects and dust. And when combined with UVA and UVB protection lenses – you know you are looking after your eyes for the long term.
It isn’t uncommon for construction workers to have dust or something else fly up at your face. So for a small investment, your eyes get all round protection. After all, you can’t put a price on your eyesight.
Our range of safety sunglasses features affordable, high-quality protection from as little as $12. You’ll notice that we stock tinted UV safety glasses as well as clear safety glasses and safety goggles.
Designer Sunglasses VS Safety Sunglasses
– Durable anti-scratch coating
– Shatter-proof lenses from medium impact
– Minimal dirt built-up through sleek design
– UV400 filter for 99.9% UVA and UVB ray protection
– Wrap around style for maximum protection from dust and other foreign objects.
Plus, would you really want to wear your designer sunglasses on site?
Industry-leading brand Mack designed their safety glasses with the job in mind. But they look good too. So if you’re image conscious on the job, they still offer a range of styles to suit personal tastes.
Health Benefits from Wearing Protective Glasses
If you work outdoors, sunglasses are one of the most important pieces of protective gear you can wear.
Sunglasses can prevent cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration. Sunglasses should even be worn on cloudy days to prevent eye problems when we’re older. Not many people think of sun light as radiation. But ultimately that’s what it is, and without sunglasses your eyes are absorbing it.
Fashionable frames may be adequate for everyday use. But those working outside need wrap around frames to protect your peripheral vision. Safety glasses are small enough to fit in your pocket, there’s no excuse to leave them at home.
Why are UV safety glasses important?
There are cheap safety sunglasses out there on the market that are tinted but don’t come with the UVA and UVB protection. Steer clear of these as UV protection is so important. UV is also known as Ultraviolet radiation. It is radiation direct from the the sun, and it is this radiation that causes sun damage to your eyes.
The problem with cheap safety glasses without UV protection, is they cause more harm than good. When it’s dark (for example, when you put on sunglasses) your pupils open up more. So if you don’t have UV safety glasses then you are letting more damaging UV rays into your eyes.
Our protective sunglasses have UVA and UVB protection against the sun’s rays. So not only do they make you more comfortable by eliminating the sun’s glare, you know they are getting all-round protection.
Pick a style
The best pair of saftey glasses will depend on your general work environment. Protective eyewear like the Axel Mack Safety glasses also come with an anti-fog resistance. On top of that, you’ll also benefit from almost 100% UV protection. So, if you’re used to working in humid areas or environments, there really is no better alternative.
Tinted safety glasses will also reduce harsh glare and refine colours. Which is something not offered by all sunglasses. If you’re working outdoors with power tools, it’s better to be safe than sorry. With increased visibility there’ll be minimal risk of harming yourself.
Bear in mind that the wrap-around styles will offer more protection. But for maximum comfort the Mack Convoy models offers the perfect solution. The soft nose bridge makes the eye protection comfortable to wear all day long. The side arms are also moulded with comfort in mind.