Lenses are an important component of functional and effective
safety prescription eyewear. There are many lens options available
that improve cosmetic appearance, visual performance and lens durability.
AOSafety’s optical laboratories are ISO certified and manufac-ture
prescription lenses with exacting precision, meeting or exceeding
ANSI Z80 and ANSI Z87 Standards. In addition, all AOSafety lenses
and lab processes have been independently tested and audited by
Ansi Z87.1-2003 Standard
HIGH IMPACT PROTECTORS: Polycarbonate lenses are the most
impact resistant lenses available in the market today and meet the
requirements for high impact protec-tion. Polycarbonate lenses can
be provided with a 2mm thickness.
LOW IMPACT PROTECTORS: Glass and Plastic CR39 lenses meet
the low impact protector requirements and must be manufactured to
a 3mm thickness. Low impact protectors are required to be identified
as such with a visible warning label that only the wearer should
Duralite ® Polycarbonate
AOSafety strongly recommends the use of Polycarbonate lenses as
High Impact Protectors. Polycarbonate is the most impact resistant
lens material available and offers significantly greater impact
resistance than Glass or Plastic CR39 lenses.
Features and Benefits of Polycarbonate
- Only material that meets the ANSI High Impact Protector requirements
- Significantly lighter in weight than Glass or Plastic lenses
- Thinner lenses – more cosmetically appealing at 2mm versus 3mm
for Glass and Plastic
- Inherent Ultraviolet (UV) protection
- Scratch resistant coating – improves lens durability
Features and Benefits of Duralite Polycarbonate lenses:
- Meets the new ANSI requirement as a High Impact Protector
- High impact resistance – recommended choice for safety eyewear
- Lightweight – one-half the weight of conventional glasses lenses
- UV (Ultraviolet) protection – blocks harmful UV rays
- Scratch resistant coating – improves lens durability AO Compact
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View our video presentation that compares the impact resistance of Glass lenses, CR-39 Hard Resin lenses and Polycarbonate lenses when struck with a steel ball traveling at high speed.
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Single Vision / Bifocal / Trifocal
Single Vision lenses have one focal power throughout the entire
lens. Bifocals provide distance correction and near-point accommodation
for those suf-fering from Presbyopia. Trifocal lenses provide the
wearer with clear distance, intermediate and near viewing distances.
Both Bifocals and Trifocals have visible segments that separate
the distance from near-point viewing areas.
Progressive Addition Lenses (PALs)
Also known as No-Line Bifocals, PALs are designed to provide
the wearer with distance, intermedi-ate and near viewing areas in
a seamless design with no image jump. PALs offer natural viewing,
with a smooth, uninterrupted transition from one focus point to
PALs are available in Polycarbonate, Glass and Plastic materials,
as well as in Transitions and Polarized lens options. AO-SOLA PALs
are featured in AOSafety programs.
Scratch Resistant Coatings
All Polycarbonate lenses sold by AOSafety are supplied with SRC.
It is advised to add the SRC option to Plastic CR39 Single Vision,
Bifocal and Trifocal lenses to improve lens durability. All Plastic
CR39 PALs and Transitions lenses supplied by AOSafety include SRC
for no additional charge.
Supercote ™ with Zeiss Technology
Longer Lasting Eyewear. Clearer Vision. Improved Eye Protection.
SuperCote is AOSafety’s new, innovative coating that improves scratch
resistance up to six times higher than uncoated lenses.
- Thermal Resistant – no spider web cracks under extreme conditions
- Chemical Resistant – coating will not peel off or become cloudy
under chemical influence
- Superior Adhesion – coating does not flake or peel under normal
wear and tear
- Limited one-year warranty
Supercote ™ AR with Zeiss Technology
SuperCote AR combines a superior scratch resistant coating for improved
lens durability with the benefits of a multi-layer Anti-Reflective
coating that features a hydrophobic coating for easy cleaning and
Ultraviolet (UV) Coating
Polycarbonate is inherently UV absorptive and blocks 100% of UV
rays at 380nm. A UV coating can be applied to Plastic CR39 lenses,
increasing UV-A absorption to 400nm
Anti-Reflective (AR) Coating
A multi-layer coating that eliminates ghost images and backside
reflections, AR coatings increase light transmission by 8 – 12%,
improving visual comfort. AR coatings are especially effective for
night driving, inspection tasks, and when working at a computer.
Order SuperCote AR and combine the lens durability of our superior
scratch resistant coating, SuperCote, and the advantages of AR coating.
Transitions lenses darken in sunlight and lighten indoors, offering
an excellent choice for eyeglass wearers looking for eyewear that
doubles as sun protection.
New Transitions V with ESP™ — Enhanced
Scientific Performance Provides improved darkening performance for
- Clear indoors – dark outdoors
- Fast to activiate – faster fade back than ever before
- Right tint at the right time
- Blocks 100% of UVA and UVB
- Performs well in hot climates
- Minimize glare, day and night
Ideal for those driving a motor vehicle in daylight hours, polarized
lenses enhance the most important function of prescription eyewear
– improve-ment of visual acuity by blocking blinding glare. Other
prominent features of Polarized lenses include ultraviolet (UV)
protection, true color recognition, and availability in Polycarbonate
to meet the High Impact Standard.
Our Poly IR lens is a new, proprietary Polycarbonate lens available
in Green Shade 2.0 and Shade 3.0, meeting the ANSI Table One requirements
for infrared protection.
Our Poly IR lens is also available in a True Color Gray and offers
an excellent choice for those seeking full sun protection and high
impact protection. The True Color Gray does not meet the ANSI Z87.1-2003
Table One Standard.