Comfort breakthrough: launch of larger-size safety eyewear

May 2012

A new design of larger-size safety eyewear launches today, after research revealed that almost a third of health and safety professionals (32%) believe their employees remove their safety eyewear due to poor comfort or fit.

Specsavers Corporate Eyecare is launching the new eyewear in response to customer demand, after conducting its own research. The importance of accurate fitting is highlighted in the HSE’s PPE regulations, where the first ‘key point’ regarding eye protection is to ‘make sure the eye/face protection fits the user’, and that ‘it should be issued on a personal basis’.

Jim Lythgow, director of strategic alliances at Specsavers Corporate Eyecare, says: ‘No matter how good the protection offered by safety eyewear might be, it’s of no use whatsoever if the spectacles are not actually worn. Providing safety eyewear that is fit for purpose must include ensuring that it is comfortable enough to wear frequently and for long periods of time. Along with a good health and safety ethos, this is the best way to protect your employees’ eyesight.’

The new larger-frame safety spectacles are available in the ‘Tudor’ style and complement the wide choice of sizes already available. This new size has been specifically designed to accommodate larger temple-widths. The metal frames are available in bronze or dark ‘gun-metal’ grey and are lightweight, flexible and fully adjustable. The Tudor spectacles are available with the full range of options from Specsavers Corporate Eyecare, such as, polycarbonate or toughened glass lenses, UV treatments and anti-reflective coating; all available with single vision, bifocal or varifocal lenses. Side screens and a scratch-resistance coating come as standard.

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