Bolle Safety Glasses and Goggles Now Available

Bolle Contour Safety Glasses

The ESP Lens available in the Bolle Contour reduces eye fatigue and eye strain caused by blue light.

We consider ourselves safety eyewear experts here at, and we choose only the most superior safety glasses to display on our website. After all, if they’re not good enough for us, they’re not good enough for you. We’d like to take a moment to introduce you to Bolle Safety Glasses. You’ve likely heard of Bolle sunglasses, and their safety eyewear division only echoes their commitment to state of the art quality and comfort. The Bolle company was born in 1885 in Oyonnax, France, and has mastered the art of safety eyewear over the last 65 years. We’re proud to bring one of the top names in safety glasses to you.

Technology is primary to the Bolle safety eyewear philosophy. Bolle is dedicated to predicting eye dangers before they happen and prepping their safety glasses with the right lenses and tints to help prevent eye injuries. After all, no two conditions are the same, and you need the right safety eyewear for the setting you’re working in. Some of their lens features include:

  • Contrast Lens: Bolle’s state of the art contrast eyewear, as seen in our Bolle Axis Safety Glasses, blocks out 30% of blue light waves to give you more precise vision and helps reduce eye fatigue. These are ideal safety glasses for those working around computer screens, neon signs, and other indoor conditions that promote eye strain.
  • ESP Lens: Bolle’s ESP Lens may not be able to detect what you’re thinking, but they have been known to greatly improve clarity and detail without altering any of the other colors around you. The ESP Lens, as in our Bolle Contour Safety Eyewear, is perfect for both indoor and outdoor lighting conditions.
  • HD Lens: Looking for a lens that delivers the highest visible light transmission, rejects water droplets, and is ideal for any job, save for those where solar eyewear protection is needed? All of these exceptional features are packed inside the HD lens, as in our Bolle Cobra Safety Glasses.
  • Polarized Lens: Polarized safety glasses certainly aren’t new to the world of safety eyewear, but Bolle kicks it up a notch and delivers in blocking out 99.99% of UVA/UVB rays. Our Bolle Shadow Safety Glasses feature polarized lenses and work to deflect the sun’s rays bouncing off snow, water, and the road.
  • Twilight Lens: The Bolle Twilight lenses utilize the same coating as the Bolle ESP lens, but with the added feature of anti-fog protection. These lenses, as in our Bolle Rush Safety Glasses, are perfect for early morning and early evening work – twilight, just as the name suggests.


Bolle Shadow Safety Glasses

The Bolle Shadow Safety Glasses are available with a polarized lens.

Bolle knows that innovation is only one half of what goes into successful safety eyewear – comfort is just as key. After all, you may be wearing safety glasses for eight hours at a time, and you don’t want ill-fitting glasses to distract you from your work. Like Bolle sunglasses, their safety eyewear is designed to have a comfortable, lightweight fit in the frames, complemented by their stylish, modern design.

We think Bolle must have learned a thing or two since the company was founded in 1888, and we’re pleased to bring the always revolutionary Bolle Safety Eyewear brand to you. We do have quite the variety of safety glasses on our website, and in our steadfast dedication to quality and selection, the Bolle safety glasses collection is one more superior option for your safety needs. Please let us know if you have any comments or questions about the Bolle brand, and as always, feel free to share your thoughts on Bolle by leaving a comment!

Coming Soon: Smith Optics Elite Eyewear

During my recent trip to the 2011 Shot Show in Las Vegas this year I had the pleasure of visiting the Smith Optics Elite Division booth and speaking with Mike Torres, Sales Manager of the Smith Optics Elite Division (SOED), about their line of ballistic rated eyewear. Mike gave me an in depth overview of SEOD products and I was able to sample several models from the Tactical Core and Tactical Lifestyle lines. Needless to say I was impressed with the attention to detail and overall quality feel of every product.

Products aside, I think what really impressed me was the enthusiasm that each SOED team member displayed. You can tell everyone at SOED is extremely passionate about the performance, quality and value of their products and it shows. Mike and the SOED team’s goal is to provide the best ballistic eyewear available and offer it at a very competitive price–and I think they’re right on target.

Smith Optics Elite Division separates their products into two main categories, the Tactical Core Series and Tactical Lifestyle Series.

The Tactical Core Series was designed for combat operations and is comprised of the Outside the Wire (OTW) Goggle and the Aegis Eye Shield.  Both models are designed to provide maximum protection, optimized fit and Rx capability for today’s modern warrior.

The OTW Goggle is available in four different configurations, including a Turbo Fan model that contains a variable speed micro electronic fan that silently evacuates moist air from the goggle. Perfect for high exertion situations and unforgiving climates. All models feature Tapered Lens Technology for distortion free vision and FRAG face foam-flame resistant anti-microbial goggle foam.


The Aegis Eyeshield is available in three different configurations giving you the choice of two or three lens combinations. The Aegis is designed to offer maximum optical coverage and protection in high impact environments. A feature unique to the Aegis is the PivLock Lens Interchange System that provides easy and rapid lens changes, yet securely locks the lens into the frame.

The Tactical Lifestyle Series is a line of stylish sunglasses designed for military and law enforcement personnel in non-combat operations, but provides excellent protection from the unexpected. There are a total of six different styles in a variety of lens colors and configurations all of which meet ANSI Z87.1 and MIL-PRF-31013 impact standards.

Smith Elite Tactical Sunglasses

Safety Glasses USA, Inc. is now an authorized Smith Optics Elite Division dealer and we expect to have SOED products on our website by the end of February 2011. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Update: Smith Optics Elite Tactical Eyewear is now available for sale in our Smith Optics Elite section.

New Uvex Stealth Reader Goggles

Uvex Stealth Reader Goggle

Uvex Stealth Reader Goggles feature a bifocal lens.

Bifocal Safety Glasses have been around for a few years now and have become extremely popular in the safety industry. They combine the required impact protection for the majority of today’s work environments and the convenience of reading glasses. However they do not provide adequate protection from liquid splash or large volumes of dust, these hazards are better left to goggles.  The problem with goggles in the past is they didn’t have bifocal versions, but Uvex has solved that problem.

The Uvex Stealth, one of the most popular goggles on the market, has expanded to include reading magnifier lenses. The first of its kind, the Uvex Stealth Reader Goggle offers modern design, technology and materials with and extensive range of five magnification strengths.  The Stealth Reader Goggle is a perfect match for someone who needs the protection of a goggle, but also needs magnification to see fine details or close-up inspection.

Here are some of the key features:

  • Five diopter strengths from +1.0 to +3.0 magnification.
  • Soft elastomer body conforms to facial contours for a secure, gap-free fit.
  • Low profile, wrap-around style provides excellent vision and complete coverage.
  • Wide adjustable headband with pivoting clips for a secure comfortable fit.
  • Economical lens replacement system
  • Meets ANSI Z87.1-2010
  • Certified to CSA Z94.3 standard.
  • Made in USA.