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With Edge Eyewear, You Get What You Pay For
It’s an old expression, isn’t it? “You get what you pay for.” It can be used to imply that when you buy cheap stuff, you get poor quality. But it can also be used to mean just the opposite. Usually, when you pay more, you get more. There is sound reasoning behind this idea. It costs more to design and manufacture a high-quality product, and those costs have to be passed along to the consumer in the form of higher prices. But a smart, well-informed consumer knows that, in the long run, you’ll be better off paying a little more up front to get a high-quality product that will perform at a high level, and will continue to do so for many years. High quality is a good investment.
Unique Features of Edge Eyewear
All Edge Safety Glasses share the same great features: straight temples that don’t pinch, fog-resistant and scratch-resistant polycarbonate lenses that block 99.9% of harmful UVA, UVB and UVC rays, and wraparound frames made of a flexible and durable TR90/Nylon compound. The temple tips and nose pads are covered with TPR, a material that actually increases its grip as it becomes moist or warm, so your safety glasses won’t slide off your nose under hot, sweaty conditions
The people at Edge Eyewear are dedicated to creating safety eyewear of the very highest quality possible. Of course, all Edge Safety Glasses are compliant with the ANSI Z87.1+2010 standards, but they also meet U.S. Military Eyewear Ballistic Impact Resistance Requirements (MIL-PRF 31013 clause 220.127.116.11, MIL-V-43511 clause 3.5.10.)
Did you just glaze over at all the military legalese? Yeah, me too. But here’s what it means. It means that you can shoot a ¼” diameter steel ball, travelling at 660 feet per second, at a pair of Edge Safety Glasses, and the steel ball will not penetrate the eyewear and hit a person in the eye. The frame will remain intact, and the safety lenses will remain unbroken and firmly retained in the frame. That’s pretty convincing evidence that Edge Safety Eyewear will protect your eyes. And you can believe it, because all Edge Eyewear is tested by independent, ANSI-accredited laboratories.
But that’s just the beginning of the story. Edge has engineered their lenses to far exceed ANSI standards for definition clarity, effectively creating “high-definition” lenses in every pair of safety glasses they make. In fact, Edge lenses offer twice the resolution of ordinary safety lenses, and the result is clearer vision and the capability of seeing much finer detail.
The Manipulation of Light
Let’s talk about lenses. Edge offers a choice of high-tech lenses that is unrivaled in the industry. Polarized lenses that eliminate glare. Silver mirror lenses that reflect more light, ideal for bright-light conditions. Lenses with an anti-fog coating that truly repels fog and steam – moisture literally rolls off the lens, maintaining clear vision at all times.
But how about Edge’s Blue Light Filter Lens? It turns out that blue light has a shorter wave length than other light, and when it enters your eye, it focuses too far in front of your retina, causing a blue blur that reduces sharpness of focus and causes eyestrain. But this lens filters out the right amount of blue light, resulting in brighter, sharper vision and greater depth perception - a first for safety glasses.
Here’s another fantastic high-tech lens offered by Edge – the G-15 Lens, first engineered by the U.S. Air Force. The G-15 lens maximizes the transmission of green and yellow light. The result: contrast and image definition are boosted, even in low-light conditions. The G-15 lens also creates a noticeable cooling sensation on the eyes for greater comfort. Edge Eyewear was the first company ever to offer a G-15 lens in safety eyewear.
Here’s one more lens from Edge that manipulates the transmission of light – the Aqua Precision Lens. The Aqua Precision coating was first developed by NASA for astronaut helmet visors and spacecraft windows.
The Aqua Precision lens effectively blocks the transmission of infrared light while greatly reducing excess blue and red light at opposite ends of the spectrum. The result is greater contrast and clarity, especially in the brightest light conditions. Hey, astronaut helmet visors! Pretty cool, huh? And again, Edge Eyewear was the first company ever to offer the Aqua Precision lens coating.
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But all this technology would be meaningless without great styling. People care about how they look, and if the glasses are ugly or out of style, few people will wear them, regardless of how fantastic the technology is. The folks at Edge Eyewear recognize this, and they have spent as much time and energy creating great-looking eyewear as they have on the science of light transmission.
I can’t begin to describe all the great styles in eyewear design available from Edge Eyewear here in this blog. But I invite you to visit eSafetyStore.com to check out the Full Line of Fabulous Edge Eyewear. Click Here to go directly to the Edge Eyewear section of eSafetyStore.
Let’s Wrap This Up
So what are we talking about here? We’re talking about the wisdom of a willingness to pay more to get the very best. We’re talking about getting what you pay for. Edge Eyewear may cost more than other brands, but what price do you put on your vision? Is it smart to buy cheap safety glasses that will fail when you need them most, when your vision is threatened? Or do you want to invest in eyewear that will protect your eyes in the most dangerous situations, eyewear that offers breakthrough technologies in lens science, eyewear that offers cutting-edge design in styling that will set you apart from ordinary workers, designs that will allow you to make a statement about who you are and what you believe in.
In the end, I guess that’s up to you.
Vapor Shield is a military grade antifog coating that is impervious to fog. Plenty of glasses claim to be antifog, but Vapor Shield really is. Ideal for Edgy styling sets Dakura Safety Glasses apart from the competition.
- Frame is made of Grilamid TR90, an extremely durable material that’s lightweight, flexible and shatter resistant.
- Wraparound frame design avoids the distortion caused by side shields.
- Unlike competitors’ plastic connectors, all Edge Safety Glasses use screws to attach the temples to the frame to ensure strength and durability.
- Straight temples hold glasses firmly on your face without pinching.
- Temple vents offer cooling ventilation.
- Temple tips and nose pads feature TPR, a soft and pliable material that becomes tacky when moist or warm, as from perspiration, increasing “grip” and reducing slippage.
- Military grade antifog Vapor Shield coating that is impervious to fog.
- Unlike some competitors’ thin, thermal-formed lenses with flat spots, Edge Safety Eyewear exclusively features injection-molded polycarbonate lenses that have the proper curvature to achieve correct optics while being thick enough to pass all the impact tests.
- Edge lenses are tapered to eliminate refraction.
- Edge lenses exceed the ANSI standard for definition clarity, clearly bringing into focus 40 lines on the NBS pattern test. Competing products’ lenses bring into focus only 20 lines.
- Edge polycarbonate lenses are scratch resistant, block 99.9% of UVA, UVB, and UVC rays, and comply with ANSI Z87.1+2010 and Ballistic Military standards.
- Compliant with ANSI Z87.1+ 2010 standards. Meets U.S. Military Eyewear Ballistic Impact Resistance Requirements – MIL-PRF 31013 clause 18.104.22.168, MIL-V-43511 clause 3.5.10.
- Downloadable cut resistance specifications sheet.
- Edge Technology Optics and Testing Data Here
Antifog is a relative term when it comes to safety glasses. A lot of safety eyewear claims to be antifog, but once the weather warms up, and you start sweating, the lenses steam up like a shower door. And let’s face it, you don’t want to be handling heavy equipment or sharp tools when you’re flying blind. Safety glasses are meant to protect your eyes, not blind you like Luke Skywalker wearing the blast shield (Luke had the benefit of The Force…unfortunately, you don’t).But we’ve found true, actual, legit antifog safety glasses. We’re not kidding. The new Dakura Vapor Shield safety glasses by Edge Safety Eyewear are impervious to fog. The glasses are treated with a military grade anti-fog coating that makes nasty water vapor disappear. If it works for the military, it will work for you. Expect clear vision when wearing these bad boys, which retail for less than 20 bucks.
We added Edge Safety Eyewear to our line of safety glasses a few months ago. We like them largely because they’re well made and they’re cool. (Isn’t style one of the most important options when choosing protective safety glasses?) But they also feature injection-molded polycarbonate lenses that have outstanding optics. Edge safety glasses have protective lenses that exceed the ANSI standard for definition clarity. And Edge glasses are made from Grilamid TR90, which despite sounding like a rare isotope found only in the Swiss Alps, is actually an extremely durable material that’s also very flexible.
So, the bottom line is that Edge makes some cool stuff. And if you want that nasty little problem of eyeglass fogging to go away, give the Dakura Vapor Shield a try (or don’t exert yourself much on the job site).