Are Kid’s Safety Glasses On Your Back-To-School Safety Checklist?

Kids back to school

Is your back-to-school safety check list complete?

Brrrring goes the sound of the school bell, as kids shuffle to homeroom and the start of another exciting school year begins. As a parent, you’ve mastered the art of keeping your kids safe at home during the summer, but what about during the school year? You can’t watch over your kids during the day, but you can arm them with the back to school safety essentials to help them make only safe choices. We’ve worked with many schools and parents in helping them choose the right Kid’s Safety Glasses to keep the eyes of America’s future safe and sound, and we’ve got the know-how on what else you need to make this school year a safe one.

Bright Clothing
We’re not talking about decking little Sally out in dayglow clothing, but isn’t it a lot easier to see kids crossing the street to the bus and walking home when they’re wearing brighter colors? Your shining student most likely has her personal style already mapped out, but urge her to choose bright blues and greens over colors that can more easily blend into the background, like black and tan.

Bike Helmets
The summertime is pretty hectic for kids, so it’s common for your child to want to get together with his or her friends for a bike ride after a long school day while it’s still warm. Kids grow fast, and the bike helmet you bought last summer may be a little snug these days. Take a few minutes to have your child try it on and evaluate the fit. If the design of the helmet is looking a little too childish for Harry, consider buying a more adult-looking bike helmet. You want him to wear the helmet, and well, buying a helmet he likes will go a long way towards that!

Panic Alarm
Many parents are now equipping their kids with a panic alarm – a small keyfob with a panic button they can push to sound a loud, piercing alarm. We think it’s a great idea, as long as you educate your child on its appropriate use. These are unfortunately not the safest of times, and having your child carry a panic alarm as he or she walks home, or travels anywhere alone, can help “sound the alarm” should your child be in a dangerous situation.

Kids Safety Glasses

Pyramex's Mini-Ztek Safety Glasses are an excellent choice for kids.

Kid’s Safety Glasses
Remember the days of wood shop and those thick safety glasses you had to wear? Children’s safety glasses, like our Pyramex kid’s safety glasses, are a world away, providing kids with both superior eye safety and a design they actually won’t mind wearing. Parents, consult with your school board on the children’s safety glasses standards in your school, and equip your little one with the right kid’s safety glasses for their science labs and shop classes. Your child can never be too safe, and all the other kids will be envious of their stylish safety glasses!

We can’t keep watch over our kids throughout every moment of their day, but we can equip them with the back to school safety essentials to help them think safety from a young age. Talk with your child about common safety tips at school and how they can incorporate safety into their school day. We know there is quite an array of school safety products and tips, so besides wearing bright clothing, choosing right-sized bike helmets, panic alarms, and wearing Kid’s Safety Glasses, how can you help your child stay safe this school year?

Dentist Safety Glasses Make For Sparkling Teeth and Eyes!

Dentist Safety Glasses

Safety Glasses like the Pyramex Onix are perfect for dental professionals.

With 92% of U.S. adults experiencing some form of tooth decay, it’s safe to say that the dental profession is a busy one. Whether you love or loathe the dentist, we all know we need to visit our local dentist every six months for a checkup. If you’re like us, we can snap our fingers and instantly think of five other things we’d rather do than visit the dentist, but we always leave with a wide smile and healthier teeth. We applaud dentists – the dentists who choose us for their dentist safety glasses have told us quite the stories, and we know it’s certainly not an easy profession!

As a dentist or dental hygienist, you need to be able to see just where those cavities are forming and that plaque is building, all while staying germ free with rubber gloves and dental safety glasses. Bifocal safety glasses are ANSI Z87.1-2003 certified to ensure your eyes are protected from infection and germs, while giving you the magnification to more effectively view your patient’s teeth. The easier your job is on you, the easier it is on your patients and their teeth, helping your office stay successful for years to come!

Dentist safety glasses are a must in your profession, and you follow all of the dental hygiene musts to the letter – and then some! But what about us patients, what can we do to help our dentist make hygiene a priority? Here’s how:

  • Refrain from visiting the dentist when you’re sick – whether it’s a small cold or a stomach flu.
  • Try not to touch more than you need to. It’s important that your dentist’s office be as squeaky clean as possible – both for your own teeth and the next patient!
  • Tell your dentist about any cold sores or cuts in your mouth. That cut inside your mouth may not seem like a big deal to you, but your dentist needs to know about it.
  • Brush and floss before your dentist visit. A clean mouth is not only great hygiene, but gives your dentist a clearer picture of your dental health.

Are you a dental professional? We’d love to hear more ways that patients can help increase dentist office hygiene and make those six month checkups a breeze – take off your dentist safety glasses and rubber gloves, and leave a comment to share your ideas. For all of us patients out there, we hope you will do your part to keep your dentist office as squeaky clean as your dentist keeps your teeth!

New Pyramex Itek A Breath Of Fresh Air

The new Itek improves upon the successful Ztek series.

It’s hard to believe the extremely popular Pyramex Ztek Safety Glasses line has been around since March 2001 (originally released as the Aztec). Since then Ztek quickly became a runaway sensation due to its attractive lightweight design and became an industry standard that many companies have tried to emulate over the years. Expanding upon Ztek’s success, Pyramex has produced the new Itek Safety Glasses line, which improves upon Ztek’s core features and takes advantage of years of customer feedback.

After spending a few days wearing the new Itek around the office and during some rigorous yard work at home this past weekend, I can confidently say that Pyramex has hit the bullseye once again. The most significant and obvious improvements for Itek are the additions of a flexible, ventilated nosepiece and soft rubber temple tips, which provided a high level of comfort during extended wear. I had zero issues with hotspots behind my ears and the glasses stayed securely on my head, even during periods of heavy sweating. I would have no problem wearing the Iteks for several hours. Fogging was not an issue,  since my face allows enough room for air to flow past the lens, however Pyramex does offer anti-fog versions for applications where fogging is an issue.

Overall the new Itek is a breath of fresh air for the Ztek line and I expect it to become just as popular as its predecessor.

Key Itek Features:

  • Newly designed ventilated nosepiece allows heat to dissipate from nose bridge to reduce fogging.
  • Soft dual injected rubber temple tips and flexible nosepiece provide non-slip comfort.
  • 9.75 base curved lens provides excellent side protection against airborne particles.
  • Lightweight, frameless protection is ideal for all-day wear.
  • Lenses provide 99% protection against harmful UV rays.
  • Exceeds ANSI Z87.1-2003 High Impact Requirements
  • CAN/CSA Z94.3-07
  • CE EN166 Certified
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