3M™ Smart Lens™ Protective Eyewear features photochromic lenses that lighten and darken as outdoor lighting conditions change. That means changing outdoor light conditions doesn’t require changing eyewear or carrying several pairs of safety glasses anymore. Designed for comfort, the glasses come with spring adjusted temples that provide a customized fit on either narrow or wide faces, a soft adjustable nose bridge, and a nylon brow that’s gentle on the forehead. The impact-resistant polycarbonate lenses absorb 99.9% UVA and B rays.
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Versatile eye protection for many applications
These safety glasses are recommended for the following tasks: chipping, chiseling, drilling, grinding, machining, masonry, pouring/casting, power fastening, riveting, sanding and sawing. Do not use this eyewear in an industrial setting without contacting your supervisor or safety specialist to ensure that it will help provide proper protection for the specific hazards in your workplace. Some operations may require special filter lenses, machine guards, goggles, face shields or other safety equipment. Industries in which these safety glasses are commonly used include aviation, construction, food and beverage, general manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, primary metals and transportation.
Lenses react quickly to lighting conditions
Smart Lens safety glasses meet the traffic signal requirements of ANSI Z80.3-2008 and the high impact requirements of ANSI Z87.1-2010. Transition from light to dark takes less than 20 seconds (allowing just 22% light transmission), and dark to light takes less than a minute (allowing 84% light transmission). Special care should be taken when moving from outdoors to indoors. Air temperature may affect the lens transition time. Do not store on vehicle dashboard. Prolonged exposure to intense heat can damage eyewear. Always store glasses in protective bag or case.
Importance of eye protection
Eye protection is important to safeguard your eyes and maintain healthy vision. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly three out of every five workers who suffered eye injuries were not wearing eye protection at the time of the accident. Wearing the correct safety eyewear for the task and for the unique needs of the worker is important. 3M recognizes the need to design comfortable and attractive eyewear, increasing the usage of safety glasses on the job. That’s why all 3M™ protective eyewear combines safety features with comfort enhancements.
About 3M Company
For more than a century, 3M has applied innovation and technology to improving our customers’ lives and supporting their business goals. Today the company, from its headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota, serves industrial and commercial customers and consumers in nearly 200 countries. Occupational Health and Environmental Safety products, focused on worker safety, include respirators, hearing-protection products, air-monitoring devices, environmental-safety products, and comprehensive training programs. The 3M brand, across thousands of products, represents consistency, superior quality, and value.