Video: Elvex Go-Specs II Review

The Elvex Go-Specs II have become very popular with customers looking for foam padded eye protection. With the unique ability to change from safety glasses to goggles by removing the temple arms and attaching a goggle strap. This allows customers to use the Go-Spec II’s as a goggle or spectacle depending on their situation.

The foam padded frame provides extra protection for wind and airborne particles, while enhancing comfort. OSHA compliance isn’t an issue as the Go-Specs II meet ANSI Z87.1-2010, CE EN-166 and Military Ballistic Standards.

Eye Safety in a Dental Office

Dentist Wearing Safety GlassesWhen you go to the dentist, you expect to leave with your teeth in better shape than when you arrived. What you certainly don’t expect is to leave with an eye injury or infection.

Yet, that’s exactly what can happen if eyes are not protected during dental procedures. This danger exists both for patients and for dental professionals.

Injury and infection in the eyes can come from a variety of hazards in a dental office. Dimensions of Dental Hygiene and What Kind of Eyewear Should You Be Wearing say that both patients and dental team members can be injured or receive infections in many ways including but not limited to the following:

  1. Ocular contusions from clamps and sharp instruments.
  2. Conjunctivitis linked to waterline contaminant. This can include adenovirus and herpes simplex.
  3. Mechanical trauma from instrumentation transfer or particles projected by dental handpieces, which produce a velocity of up to 50 mph.
  4. Microbial infections from contaminated handpiece cooling mists and ultrasonic/air polishing units, which may contain bacteria and blood-borne viruses such as Hepatitis B and C and HIV as well as herpes and rhinoviruses.
  5. Electromagnetic radiation from lasers as well as damage from UV rays from curing lights.

Fortunately, some very simple protective measures serve to prevent these and other types of injuries and infections.

  1. Every person in the examination room during a procedure should wear protective eyewear. This means goggles or safety glasses for patients, and goggles, safety glasses, or full-face safety shields for dental professionals.
  2. Dental health care personnel should also wear protective eyewear, such as full-face safety shields, during any patient-care activities that may generate splashes of blood, body fluids or chemicals as well as any flying debris. Note that this can happen between procedures as well as during cleanup, such as when replenishing processing solutions.
  3. Reusable eyewear should be cleaned per the manufacturer’s instructions or with soap and water between patients. In addition, there are a variety other ways dental professionals and patients alike can do their parts to increase dentist office hygiene.
  4. Eyewear should also protect against possible damage caused by radiation. Lens color and density of the eye protection will depend on the laser being used, so be sure to check with the experts at Safety Glasses USA to make the best choice for your laser safety glasses.
  5. Protection against possible UV rays from curing lights is also necessary. Eyewear, such as the Oakley Industrial M Frame Safety Glasses with Clear Lens, worn by patients and dental personnel should contain a UV filter.

OSHA requires that all employers provide eyewear or face shields for their employees that are impact resistant, ANSI certified, and that comply with American National Standard Practice for Occupational and Educational Eye and Face Protection.

But providing eye protection simply isn’t enough. Vital to protecting eyes not just in the dental office but in every setting where eye damage and infection is possible is making sure that eye protection chosen is functional and comfortable. Compliance often hinges upon this factor alone for many people.

If your dental professional does not offer you protective eyewear, ask for it. If you work in a dental office, make sure basic eye protection steps are taken. With proactive patients and professionals, the dental office can remain a place where both healthy teeth and eyes come out the door.

Why Buy “Made in the USA”?

Made In USA

It’s when dollars spent on American-made products stay in America that we all benefit.

Safety Glasses USA, being a veteran-owned company, proudly celebrated Armed Forces Day last week; but we celebrate our Made in the USA brands every day! And since it’s getting to be that hot time of year when showing your patriotism is oh-so cool, wouldn’t you feel great in a fabulous new pair of eyewear that helped an American family bring home the bacon?

The truth is that there are many very serious reasons to consider buying U.S.-manufactured goods. Here are a few we believe are most important:

When you buy American …

  • you not only support American business owners, but also American workers, safe working conditions, and child labor laws.
  • you help grow America’s economy and foster American independence.
  • you’re leaving a cleaner world to our children. U.S. manufacturing processes are much friendlier to the environment than many other countries whose practices are unregulated, dangerous, and highly polluting.
  • you support the idea of a honest day’s wages for an honest day’s work rather than an economy built on the backs of an exploited, underpaid, overworked population.
  • you can feel confident that American consumer protection laws and safety standards protect your family.
  • you keep your family, friends, neighbors, and yourself earning a living wage. Innovative firms prove that job creation, manufacturing pride, and advances in technology will help the U.S. weather this challenging economy and once again become a thriving economy.

The Importance of Patriotic Spending

For the longest time, factory jobs were a chance for a family to step into the middle class and afford the next generation greater opportunities. Over the last several decades however, the U.S. let countless manufacturing jobs slip overseas. This has caused our knowledge base to shrink, and an unstable manufacturing sector to result.

And although middle class Americans are most at-risk, we should all be concerned about buying American — because why would anyone choose to support companies that cause hardships for U.S. families? When each manufacturing job creates 5-8 additional jobs — such as suppliers, accountants, technical support, distributors, sales personnel, and more — when the middle class loses jobs, their buying power decreases. U.S. companies go out of business and American families’ ability to purchase goods and services evaporates.

But, when Americans buy from U.S. companies, demand increases. Rising demand results in more factories and plants, job opportunities open up, and Americans once again gain an economic footing. Buying power rises, and American businesses and their employees regain financial health.

The power of change is in our wallets. We are in control of our country’s future every time we make a purchase. So choose wisely!

Safety Glasses USA‘s Made in the USA Products

  • Eyewear – The only styles and brands you’d want no matter where in the world they were made — so lucky for us they’re made right here! Check out our Oakley, Smith Elite, and Wiley X lines, just to name a few!
  • Goggles – Many jobs, hobbies, and environments require the protection and features only safety goggles can provide. That’s why our selection meets almost any need.
  • ANSI Z87+ Safety Glasses and Goggles – With 3M, ESS, Oakley, Radians, Revisions, Uvex, Universal, and Wiley X to choose from, how can you go wrong?
  • Hearing Protection – Products made by only the best: DeWalt, EAR, Elvex, Moldex, and Radians.
  • Hard Hats – Provide vital head protection while on the job. Our durable and comfortable hard hats are from the manufacturers you know and trust.
  • Respirators – Moldex respirators don’t just look different, they are different. Easy to put on and fit, the contoured shape doesn’t require constant adjustment. They resist collapsing in heat and humidity as well. Moldex also has the only complete line of PVC-free respiratory products.
  • Accessories – Chums Breakaway Retainers, DuraChum Kevlar Retainers, Chums Original Cotton Retainers, SafetyChum Retainers, Pre-moistened Lens Cleaning Towelettes, and Super Strength Anti-Fog Spray.

Five Simple Steps to Promote Patriotic Spending

  • The key: buy products made in the USA!
  • Go to to find and purchase American-made products.
  • If you don’t see the products you want in the stores where you shop, ask them to start stocking them.
  • Promote Patriotic Spending by spreading the word to family and friends.
  • Teach future generations the importance of Patriotic Spending. Their future jobs and way of life are at stake.

It’s when dollars spent on American-made products stay in America that we all benefit. Patriotic Spending protects stable, quality jobs. The money we earn comes back to us again and again. This is called “Recycling Dollars”, and it’s a concept that will make our economy strong again.