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Are You Sure Those Are Safety Glasses?

Mar 25, 2016 • Blog Article
Protective Industrial Products

Over the years, style and technology have changed. While providing basically the same purpose, the look changes and the functionality improves. While some people embrace the changes, others fear it. Even though being skeptical of change can be appropriate (remember parachute pants or New Coke?), several advances have provided long lasting positive impacts, like the computer that fits on your desk or the smart phone from which you're reading this article.

Technology, Style and Comfort

In the world of safety, personal protective equipment (PPE) has changed over time as well. New technologies have been developed to add additional safety and improve performance, comfort and style. The evolution in eye safety is a prime example. We talked about how In the beginning, There Were Clear Lenses, the other side of that coin was the fact that there were very boring, very plain frames. While they helped provide needed protection, they didn't do much in the comfort or style department.

As new technology advances progressed over time, innovative lens options were developed and the style and comfort of the frames themselves vastly improved, providing safety glasses workers want to wear. No longer was the only option the "traditional" safety glass. Workers now have access to safety glasses they can feel comfortable wearing in their personal time.

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The ANSER to Boring Frames

Protective Industrial Products (PIP) brings you the ANSER™ to boring frames. These lightweight, semi-rimless safety glasses provide all-day user comfort, while offering a sleek, sporty style you can enjoy wearing. Our wraparound lenses also provide additional peripheral vision and protection. Add in the ANSER™'s unique folding temples and wide variety of lens and frame options, you find yourself with a safety glass combined with enhanced comfort features that workers will love wearing.

The bonus? Not only will safety managers be satisfied with the ANSI Z87.1+ protection the ANSER™ provides, they can also feel more confident workers will wear their safety glasses more frequently or more continuously for greater compliance. And because they look and feel good, workers may be more inclined to take better care of them and not lose their safety glasses.

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Tradition is Not Dead

For those that enjoy the Traditional Spectacle, PIP still offers the classic styling safety glasses with a universal fit and ANSI Z87.1+ protection; they are everything your grandfather wore and more, with multiple lens options available.

Or, if you are looking for something a little bit different, consider nearly 300 other great SKU's offered in PIP's Bouton® Optical lineup of safety glasses. Click Here to see better, feel better with Bouton® Optical safety eyewear!

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