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Safety spectacles are an essential part of personal protective equipment (PPE) in many workplace environments. The fundamental requirement is that they meet all the relevant safety regulations, while at the same time being comfortable to wear. It is above all employees who suffer from long-sightedness, perhaps as a result of age-related presbyopia, who often have to make do with an uncomfortable compromise, such as wearing safety spectacles over the all-important reading glasses. With the uvex i-3 add, the uvex safety group has now developed safety spectacles that combine the flexible interchange between near and distance vision with exceptional wearer comfort and a stylish look.
With optical correction of either +1.0 dpt or +2.0 dpt, this model makes it possible to increase efficiency and comfort at work quite noticeably. The integration of near and distance vision lenses means that it is no longer necessary to wear overspecs or change eyewear in areas requiring PPE, which significantly reduces the burden on those who have to wear safety eyewear for many hours of the day.
The “add” in the name is an abbreviation of addition and relates to the combination of close-up and distance vision. The key innovation is that the correction is invisibly incorporated into the lens. The lower area of the panorama lens supports corrected near vision, while the uncorrected upper area enables distance vision. Those who need to wear glasses can therefore easily switch between different distances.
The patented injection moulding process is a core element of the uvex i-3 add manufacturing process. The lens prescription of either +1.0 dpt or +2.0 dpt is already integrated in the injection moulding process. This is a highly technical process, which demands precision to ensure that the uvex i-3 add is fit for purpose and provides fatigue-free vision. In order to guarantee the appropriate quality and accuracy within this process, various different parameters must be taken into account in the development of the lenses, such as how the volume of material changes in colder temperatures.
Comprehensive protection of the eyes can only be safeguarded if the eyewear covers the entire area around the eyes. It is also extremely important that transpiration is reliably reduced to a minimum to create a comfortable micro-climate between the lenses and eyes. To this end, the uvex anti-fog coating and excellent lens ventilation together make sure the wearer can see clearly at all times.
The various settings of the uvex i-3 add mean that it can be adjusted to fit different head and face shapes perfectly. The side arms and nose piece feature Softflex zones, which are made of skin friendly soft plastic, while the inclination of the flexible side arms means they can be adapted to suit different face shapes and sizes. By using soft, non-slip plastic materials in the areas where the eyewear comes into contact with skin, pressure points on the nose and forehead can be avoided and the spectacles fit perfectly. Wearers of the uvex i-3 add can also rest assured that high-quality series production is guaranteed through the Made in Germany seal.
Safety remains of paramount importance for uvex in the development of its protective eyewear. uvex’s internal standards far exceed those that are required for general certification in accordance with norms. The tests and controls in the uvex testing laboratory are integrated in the development phase and ensure that the standards of safety necessary for certification are fulfilled, so wearers can be safe in the knowledge that they are not being used as test subjects for uvex products. uvex i-3 add therefore provides the guarantee to companies that their employees are optimally protected in this aspect of safety at work. From the initial idea to the final eyewear product, the uvex safety group develops and manufactures its safety spectacles in-house. uvex protective eyewear clearly sets itself apart from cut-price suppliers in this sector with its diligent development work and high-quality series production processes. For uvex, keeping people from harm is given absolute priority. Any accident that occurs as a result of poor PPE quality is one accident too many. uvex cares about “protecting people”.
uvex hopes to remain your main port of call for all your safety eyewear needs. Feedback from those who use our products is therefore extremely helpful and the best way for us to devise new innovations and further optimise the quality of our existing products. If you have already experienced the uvex i-3 add for yourself, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please do contact us via this blog.