When it comes to safety glasses its obvious the majority of styles are geared towards men. Finding safety glasses that fit and look appealing to women can be difficult at best. Fortunately a few manufacturers have recently decided to break this trend and start offering women specific styles.
But why are “women’s” safety glasses so important? Is it the increased compliance among female workers, because these glasses feature styling and colors that appeal to women? No not really. Sure, increased compliance is definitely an added bonus, but the most important factor is how the glasses fit. These new styles are specially sized for the smaller face profiles of women. This helps eliminate dangerous gaps caused by the improper fit of eyewear that is too large or bulky. So the bottom line is you’re safer and I’m sure we can all agree that’s what really matters.
I wanted to list several of our most recent women specific safety glasses. They all feature unique styling, but share common attributes in regards to frame size, colors and being ANSI Z87.1-2003 certified.
The Uvex-Sperian W-Series features two models the W100 & W200. These styles are narrower across the front, shorter at the temple and slimmer in the nose bridge than standard safety eyewear, providing optimum fit and coverage. The secure, comfortable fit is reason enough that women will actually want to wear these new styles. The styling details will have women demanding to wear their eyewear. Compliant with ANSI Z87+ high impact standards.
Encon Veratti LS7 series is designed with a fit optimized specifically for women, the Veratti LS7 features an elegant pink or purple translucent color frame. The wrap-around design, the defined browguard and the high impact polycarbonate lenses offer maximum protection to women on the job. As light as a feather and with a soft nose piece, the Veratti LS7 is comfortable to wear all day long. Meets ANSI Z87.1-2003 High Impact Standards and is CSA Z94.3-2007 certified.
AOSafety Refine series is specially sized for the smaller face profiles of women. Fit closer and more proportionally to the eyes, cheeks and brow. The result is excellent coverage with fewer gaps where dangerous particulates and flying debris can impact the eye. Small, lightweight frame for full-shift comfort. Wraparound polycarbonate lenses provide maximum orbital protection.
PIP Lady Eva Bifocal Safety Glasses expands on one of the first lines of pink safety glasses designed for women in the workforce. This rimless frame with pink temples, features a lens with built-in bifocals available in a wide range of diopters. Plus with every purchase a portion of the proceeds are donated to the American Cancer Society.