About Safety Eyewear

Common Causes of Eye Injury

Impact Such as plastic pieces or metal flakes can hit your eye and result in puncture, scratch or bruising.

Dust Sanding or woodwork can cause dust and grit to fly into your eye, resulting in irritation and scratches.

Chemical Harmful chemical vapours, mists and fumes, or liquid chemicals splashing into your eyes, can burn the surface of your eye.

Heat Exposure to high temperatures, molten metal, or hot sparks poses a potential burn hazard.

Visible Radiation Unprotected exposure to an intense light source such as laser can result in retinal burns and permanent loss of vision.

Ultraviolet (invisible) radiation Sources of UV radiation such as welding arc can cause burns to the cornea and conjunctiva, cataracts and retinal damage.


Proper Protection

Different situations require different types of protective eyewear. The main types of protective eyewear are safety glasses, safety goggles and face shields.

The HOYA Safety Prescription range is available in the revolutionary Phoenix material, available with tinted and non-tinted, as well as polarised and photochromic options. The HOYA Safety range options include Single Vision, Bifocal and Multi-focal lenses.

When considering safety glasses, it is important to know that one of the most important parts of safety frames is the lenses. The Phoenix lens material
offered by HOYA is the most suitable eye safety lens solution and meets all safety requirements.

Low vs. medium impact

The type of safety eyewear you wear is dependent on the task or activity conducted, and the risk that task can have on damaging your eyes. HOYA Safety Eyewear offers both low and medium impact options:

Low Impact
Suitable for tasks where there is low risk of damage to the eyes, with no debris, however some protection is still required. Suitable for occupations such as a dentist, doctor or any chemical laboratory related tasks.

Medium Impact
Suitable for occupations where there is a high risk of debris that can damage the eyes, or where blunt objects are utilised. This can include mining, construction, grinding, farming and agriculture, wood-working, machinery usage, hammering or brick laying.

SAI Global accreditation

To ensure the highest quality products HOYA Lens Australia has sought and gained accreditation with SAI Global (license number SMKH20522). The accreditation process requires that HOYA manufacture a specified number of each frame type to specified prescription parameters. These units are then independently tested by a NATA accredited laboratory for low impact, medium impact, penetration tests at both ambient and elevated temperatures, thickness criteria and prescription accuracy.

The results are forwarded to SAI Global, for independent assessment. Despite being an accredited laboratory, it remains the responsibility of HOYA Lens Australia to ensure ongoing compliance to the standard and the manufacturing requirements of all safety eyewear products.

Certification is not compulsory and other manufacturers may claim that they can manufacture products compliant to the standard. In this instance the manufacturer is declaring that their product is compliant and must be able to substantiate the claims of conformance.

All HOYA Safety Eyewear products are supplied with a hard frame case and a Certificate of Authenticity.

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