Motorcycle Approved Eyewear

eye-bar carries and has access to the complete line of motorcycle approved sunglasses and goggles by Wiley-X. Wiley-X specializes in ballistic grade eyewear and clothing and is a leading supplier of motorcycle eyewear. The Wiley-X lenses and frames are made from impact resistant materials that meet the ANSI Z87.1 and Z80.3 optical standards. The Wiley-X brand is trusted in the safety eyewear industry and is used extensively by Suncor Energy in its Fort-McMurray operations to protect the vision of its employees. Many Wiley-X styles include a wrap around design, with replaceable foam gasket inserts. These replaceable gaskets help to reduce irritation from wind, dust, debris and peripheral glare. Many of the Wiley-X motorcycle collection eyewear pieces are available in both prescription and non-prescription styles.

To experience the Wiley-X high velocity protection eyewear collection visit eye-bar in Sherwood Park. While you’re there, you can also book your next eye exam or contact lens fitting with one of our eye-bar optometrists, to ensure that you see all the potholes and obstacles on the road this motorcycle season. 

Cracked Windshield?

Over time our cars windshield can become pitted, scratched, and cracked (most Albertans know this first hand). We all know that a cracked windshield on our car can compromise the structural integrity and can potentially jeopardize our safety in the case of an accident.

But you might be surprised to know that a scratch or a crack on your safety eyewear can also compromises their structural integrity. Scratches on the surface of your lenses act like score lines, and reduce the overall ability of the lenses to protect your eyes. Scratch, cracked or pitted lenses also reduce your vision, further increasing the chance of an eye injury. So similar to your cars windshield, your safety eyewear needs to be inspected regularly for subtle wear and tear signs.

To fix or replace your cars windshield please visit one of Sherwood Parks local auto glass stores. To fix or replace your safety eyeglasses, please visit one of the expert opticians at eye-bar.

eye-bar stocks a large selection of safety eyewear from UVEX, On-Guard and the all new Wiley-X.

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Safety Glasses

If you work with power tools of any kind, from saws to sanders, you need protective eyewear. Even when using a hammer, it’s a good idea to wear safety glasses for the odd time when a glancing blow sends a nail flying. Ideally, your safety eyewear should include side shields to prevent debris from hitting your eyes from the side.

Protective eyewear can be as simple and inexpensive as a pair of goggles or shields that fit over your own glasses. These can be purchased at your local hardware or home improvement store. However, if you work with power tools a lot, you may wish to invest in a pair of specially fitted safety glasses made with polycarbonate lenses. These can be made by your eye care professional. They can even incorporate your own prescription to give you clear, comfortable vision as well as safety.

To qualify as true safety glasses, the frame and lenses must pass a strict set of criteria set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) known as ANSI standards or the Canadian CSA Z94.3 safety standard. The frames must be sturdier than standard “dress” eyeglass frames and the lenses must pass a “drop ball” test. In this test, a small metal ball is dropped onto the lens from a specified height. The lens must survive impact without any chipping or cracking.

If your work requires using power tools or machinery, or if you work in an area with any kind airborne particles or noxious chemicals, your employer needs to provide safety eyewear for you. They may even provide prescription safety glasses for you, so be sure to check with your employer. But no matter what type of protective eyewear you choose, the most important thing is that you wear it!

 

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