Regrettably, eye injuries remain prevalent in various workplaces, posing a significant risk to workers. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), approximately 2,000 eye injuries requiring medical attention occur daily. These injuries can result from various hazards, such as flying debris, chemical spills, insect contact, and exposure to ultraviolet or infrared radiation. It is disheartening to note that safety experts and eye doctors believe that 90% of these injuries could have been mitigated or prevented entirely through appropriate eye protection.
Introducing the DM3: Polarized Safety Lenses with Magnification Technology
It is disheartening to note that safety experts and eye doctors believe that 90% of these injuries could have been mitigated or prevented entirely through appropriate eye protection. One common scenario leading to eye injuries is the removal of safety glasses for reasons such as fogging, scratched lenses, wrong lens color, or eye strain.
With regards to eye strain, there are instances where workers remove protective eyewear to read the paperwork, necessitating reading glasses. On industrial job sites, swapping safety glasses for reading glasses to review instruction manuals or safety guidelines needlessly puts workers' eyes at risk. To combat these issues, we proudly present our latest innovation, the DM3—a revolutionary combination of polarized safety lenses and magnification technology. These lenses offer optimal visual clarity while ensuring the utmost safety.
This article will highlight MCR Safety's new polarized bifocal safety glasses featuing the MAX 36™ coating, providing three times greater scratch resistance and six times greater fog resistance than traditional safety glasses. We want to take this opportunity to introduce you to our safety glasses with bifocals, with a particular emphasis on our innovative polarized option. By prioritizing eye safety and leveraging cutting-edge technology, we aim to equip workers with superior eye protection that ensures optimal visual performance and minimizes unnecessary risks.
The Importance of Sunglass Readers
As individuals age, their eyesight often changes, necessitating corrective lenses. Multifocal eyeglass lenses, also known as "bifocal safety glasses," "readers," or "magnifiers," offer a solution by incorporating two or more lens powers to address vision needs at various distances. This becomes particularly relevant when individuals experience presbyopia, a condition where the eyes naturally lose the ability to adjust focus for different distances.
As people age, they often require tools that aid their vision.
Bifocal safety glasses serve a dual purpose. They provide essential safety protection against work-related hazards and feature two lens powers, enabling clear vision at both near and distant ranges. By wearing these glasses, individuals can effectively focus on objects within an approximate distance of 18 inches from their eyes and objects located further away.
Often referred to as safety glasses with readers, bifocal safety glasses ensure your eyes remain protected from eyestrain and environmental hazards throughout the day. They allow for seamless transitions between tasks that require clear vision at different distances, ensuring that your eyes receive 100% protection at all times. By embracing the versatility of bifocal lenses, individuals can enjoy improved vision and safety, enabling them to navigate various tasks with ease and clarity.
Safety Glasses with Readers - How do they work?
As previously mentioned, bifocal safety glasses include two distinct lens powers to address different vision needs. The bottom part of the lens features a lens for correcting near vision, enabling clear focus on objects up close. On the other hand, the rest of the lens is optimized for distant vision, ensuring crisp and clear visibility of objects further away.
To utilize the lens powers effectively, individuals can employ a simple technique. When attempting to see objects in the distance, they can look through the top portion of the glasses, utilizing the lens power designed for distant vision. Conversely, when focusing on objects closer to them, they can direct their gaze downward, utilizing the bifocal portion of the lenses specifically tailored for near vision.
This ingenious design allows wearers to switch between viewing objects at varying distances, ensuring optimal vision clarity and convenience. Whether you need to examine something nearby or observe something in the distance, bifocal safety glasses offer a practical solution that accommodates both requirements within a single eyewear solution.
Things to Consider
When selecting the ideal bifocal safety glasses, you must consider some different features. Three key considerations are strength, style, and lens color, each significantly ensuring optimal vision and comfort.
It is crucial to determine the correct strength of bifocal safety glasses to ensure clear and focused vision. Lens strength is measured in diopters, with increments of 0.25 (e.g., 1.50, 1.75, 2.00). MCR Safety offers lenses in strengths of 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, and 2.5. The right strength can be determined by trying on safety glasses with lenses of different strengths or by utilizing our online test specifically designed for this purpose.
Dominator™ DM3 Was Awarded OHS New Product of the Year in 2016
Bifocal safety glasses are available in various styles, providing options for individual preferences. Many models feature a wraparound design to ensure a secure fit and complete eye coverage. MCR Safety's new polarized bifocal style is an exciting addition to our award-winning Dominator Magnifier range.
Our Dominator™ style glasses offer exceptional comfort with co-injected wire cores and independently adjustable nose pads and temples.Customizing these areas allows the glasses to stay securely in place, even during rigorous activities. They can also be comfortably worn underneath hard hats, relieving pressure on the mastoid bone and preventing pressure-induced headaches.
The Dominator™ fits so well, you won’t even know you’re wearing a safety glass.
The Dominator™ DM3 magnifier is available in brown or clear lens colors and at 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, and 2.5 diopter strengths.
MCR Safety offers bifocal safety lenses in clear, amber, gray, and brown. The choice of lens color depends on the nature of your work and the environment in which you operate. Here is a breakdown of each:
- Clear lenses transmit 90% of visible light, providing excellent optics for general applications. They are the most popular safety glasses, with a protective coating that blocks the remaining 10% of light.
- Gray lenses transmit only 13% of visible light, reducing the light passing through the lens. They are commonly used in construction or outdoor applications, where sunlight and glare can cause eyestrain and fatigue.
- Brown lenses also transmit 13% of visible light and help wearers distinguish colors while reducing glare and brightness. These lenses meet the traffic signal recognition requirements of ANSI Z80.3, making them suitable for outdoor applications with bright light conditions.
For instance, the Dominator™ DM3 magnifier is available in brown or clear lens colors and at strengths of 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, and 2.5 diopters.
By carefully considering these factors—strength, style, and lens color—you can confidently select bifocal safety glasses that provide optimal vision, comfort, and protection for your specific needs.
Polarized Magnifying Safety Glasses
Bifocal safety glasses are a game-changer for safeguarding your eyes and enabling clear vision at different distances. They, indeed are a valuable asset for eye protection. And now, we are thrilled to announce the latest advancements in this eyewear line, our upgraded magnifiers that feature polarized lenses. Polarized lenses take eye protection to a whole new level. By effectively blocking glare and reflected light, these lenses ensure optimal visibility of potential hazards, regardless of the working conditions. With our DM3 polarized style, you benefit from the diopter feature and enjoy the added advantage of polarization technology.
Our DM3 polarized style comes in a stylish carbon fiber frame.
The DM3 polarized bifocal safety glasses boast a sleek carbon fiber frame, combining style and functionality. We take pride in offering workers the dual benefits of a diopter feature for vision correction and a polarized feature for glare reduction, all integrated into a single lens. This makes the DM3 a premier choice for those seeking exceptional style and functionality in their safety eyewear.
Highlighted features of the DM3 polarized style include:
- Magnifiers available in 1.5 and 2.0 diopter strengths to cater to varying vision needs
- Co-injected wire core and independently adjustable nose pads and temple for unparalleled comfort and a customized fit
- MAX™ 36 coating providing three times greater scratch-resistance on the outside of the lens and a six times greater fog-resistance coating on the inside.
- Carbon fiber look, adding a touch of sophistication to the design while ensuring a stylish premium appearance
With the upgraded DM3 polarized bifocal safety glasses, you can experience the perfect combination of advanced eye protection, enhanced vision, and contemporary style. Elevate your safety gear to the next level with this remarkable eyewear option.
Industries and Applications
The advantages of wearing safety bifocals extend to workers across various industries. However, including polarized lenses amplifies these benefits, offering enhanced vision and glare reduction. Industries such as water treatment facilities, utilities, metal roofing, construction, and offshore drilling can benefit from polarized bifocal safety glasses.
Within these industries, specific industrial applications demand the advantages of polarized glasses, either for improved readability or glare reduction. Some examples include:
- Writing down parts numbers and serial numbers: Polarized bifocal safety glasses assist in accurately recording crucial information by reducing glare and enhancing visual clarity.
- Fine detailed manufacturing work and working with small items: These glasses facilitate precision work by providing clear visibility of intricate details, ensuring optimal accuracy.
- Carpentry measurements and markings: Polarized lenses help carpenters precisely measure and mark materials by minimizing glare, enabling accurate readings.
- Reading a tape measure: With a reduced glare, polarized bifocal safety glasses make it easier to read measurements on a tape measure, increasing efficiency and accuracy.
- Seeing the nail head on a construction site: By reducing glare from various light sources, these glasses allow construction workers to see nail heads and other details, promoting safety and productivity.
- Work in snow environments: Polarized lenses effectively minimize glare from snow, providing better visibility in bright, snowy conditions, which is crucial for workers in such environments.
These are just a few examples of the countless applications where polarized bifocal safety glasses can significantly benefit workers, enhancing their vision, reducing eye strain, and improving overall safety and productivity.Whether it's improving readability, reducing glare, or enhancing visual clarity, integrating polarized lenses into bifocal safety glasses ensures optimal performance in a wide range of industries and applications.
Sports and Fishing
At MCR Safety, we prioritize your well-being during working hours and your leisure time. If you're an active sports enthusiast, consider the invaluable benefits of safety glasses. ANSI Z87 polarized safety glasses are valuable companions during various recreational activities. Whether you're backpacking, canoeing, hunting, or kayaking, safeguarding your eyes becomes essential. Engaging in these outdoor pursuits exposes your eyes to hazards, including glare and reflections.
Polarized safety glasses are particularly effective in countering these challenges. They shield your eyes from the sun's intense glare and reflection of water surfaces, allowing for enhanced visibility and greater comfort. This proves especially beneficial when looking beneath the water's surface while fishing or participating in water-based activities. Furthermore, safety magnifiers are also indispensable for fishing enthusiasts. With polarized glasses, your eyes receive reliable protection against glare and reflections, enabling you to see into the water more efficiently and comfortably. Moreover, these glasses shield against flying fish hooks that may unexpectedly emerge if the catch gets away or if a fellow angler casts nearby. Opting for a wraparound style ensures complete protection, safeguarding your eyes from potential hazards at every angle.
MCR Safety Magnifiers Resource Page
Check out our page dedicated to Safety Magnifiers to find out everything you need to know about MCR Safety’s magnifier options. While you’re there, download a copy of our Safety Magnifiers Guide.
You can also print our test to determine the strength of magnifier that’s right for you. We offer magnifiers in 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, and 2.5 diopters.
Best Polarized Safety Glasses
MCR Safety manufacturers a wide selection of safety glasses. In the event you prefer a polarized style without bifocals, check out our polarized safety glass page. With the addition of our new SR417BZDC, we have over 12 polarized styles in our lineup. Which one is best? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder…
Where to Buy Safety Glasses?
A common question our customer service team recievines centers on where to buy safety glasses, especially where to buy safety glasses with bifocals. MCR safety sells PPE through distributors. Please leave us a comment below and we will have your preferred distributor quote. You can also see if is is offered on our Buy and Try site.
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We Protect Eyes in Magnified Style
When it comes to bifocal safety glasses, MCR Safety has you covered. Our magnifier lenses are thoughtfully designed with two power levels, ensuring clear vision up close and at a distance without straining your eyes. Selecting safety glasses with the appropriate strength is crucial for optimal vision correction. Equally important is finding the right color and style that suits your needs. Whether you're an industrial worker or a sports enthusiast, wearing polarized bifocals offers unparalleled benefits.
Consider the working environment and tasks at hand when choosing your safety glasses. At MCR Safety, we offer a range of magnifier lens options to cater to different lighting conditions. Choose from clear, amber, brown, and gray magnifier lenses tailored to specific environments. These lens variations provide excellent visual clarity, ensuring safety and enhancing performance.
In addition to our diverse lens color options, we now offer polarized magnifiers. These cutting-edge lenses are designed to significantly reduce the impact of glare and reflection, whether you're on the road or enjoying water-based activities. Polarized bifocal safety glasses provide the ultimate visual comfort and protection, allowing you to focus on your tasks without distractions.
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