How to Choose Uvex Safety Eyewear

Thursday, 4 June 2020  |  Sam

Uvex is a global partner for elite international sports and an outfitter of top athletes. As such, their protective equipment always strives to exceed the latest demands of technological innovation. With a large array of protective eyewear available however, it can be difficult to try and find what you need. Here at Workwear.co.uk, our goal is to make everything as simple as possible, so we've created this guide to help you find the right Uvex spectacles for you!

Which Uvex Ranges Do You Stock?

We stock a number of Uvex Glasses and Uvex Goggles, including the following:

Uvex i-vo – Sporty Ergonomic Uvex Glasses

Uvex i-vo Safety Glasses

Style: Glasses

Positives

 Injection-moulded from two materials: hard and soft where they need to be
 Fashionable streamlined design with adjustable side arms
 Sunglare filter for reliable UV 400 protection
 Supravision sapphire coating offers extreme scratch/chemical resistance
 Available in clear, tinted and amber-tinted models

Drawbacks

 Not as secure as other pairs of glasses with wraparound designs
 Bright colours might not be to everyone's taste


Uvex Pheos – Modern Geometric Design

Uvex Pheos Safety Glasses

Style: Glasses

Positives

 Narrow geometry enables ear defenders, helmets and bump caps to be worn effectively
 Fully metal-free design for enhanced insulation
 Duo-component construction allows for soft non-slip arm ends
 Geometric lenses enhance peripheral vision
 Available in several lens types with straps or arms

Drawbacks

 Some may find their extended lenses obtrusive 
 Not chemical resistant


Uvex Astrospec 2.0 – Retro Style Ventilated Lenses

Uvex Astrospec 2.0 Glasses

Style: Glasses

Positives

Panoramic polycarbonate lenses for maximum perspective
 Integrated side shields offer lateral protection
 Innovative ventilation system with labyrinth seal for enhanced comfort
 Fits easily into breast pocket thanks to flat-fold design
 Supravision Excellence coating ensures fog/chemical/scratch resistances

Drawbacks

Not as compatible with helmets and ear defenders as other models
Design is not as sporty as some premium ranges


Uvex Super Fit – Super-Thin Wraparound Lenses

Uvex Super Fit Glasses

Style: Glasses

Positives

 Super-thin wraparound lenses offer maximum perspective
 Sporty and traditional visitors designs available
 Anti-fog/scratch coatings on all lenses for high durability
Wide selection of lenses, including the autoclavable Uvex Super F Over-Specs
Compatible with ear defenders, bump caps and helmets

Drawbacks

 Not as protective as other more robust spectacles
 Wide variety of attributes make this range an all-round selection


Uvex Ultrasonic – Ventilated Wide-Vision Goggles

Uvex Ultrasonic Safety Goggles

Style: Goggles

Positives

 Combines hard and soft materials for high mechanical rigidity
 Never pinch wearer's face or activate pressure points
 Offers fantastic field of vision without compromising peripherals
 Extreme scratch resistance thanks to Excellence coating
 Available in a wide variety of models including welding models

Drawbacks

 Best suited for reusable eye protection
 More expensive than other ranges


Uvex U-Sonic – Minimum Weight, Low Pressure Fit

Uvex U-Sonic Goggles

Style: Goggles

Positives

 Uvex i-gonomics product where comfort and ergonomics are design priority
Small compact goggles for easy storage
 Easy to combine with other PPE, including helmets and masks
Low contact pressure and even weight distribution for wearer comfort
 Practical low-weight design for longevity

Drawbacks

 Less UV protection than other models
Not designed for dark conditions


Uvex Skyguard NT – Full Protection Against Flying Particles

Uvex Skyguard NT Safety Glasses

Style: Glasses

Positives

 TPU layer moudled against frame element offers full protection against particles
 Multi-faceted coating protects against scratches, chemicals and fog
 Easy wipe surfaces for permanent use
 Flexible soft components and adjustable side arms ensure a perfect fit
Available in clear and smoke-tinted lenses

Drawbacks

 Not as compatible with ear defenders as other spectacles
 More appropriate for sewage and pipeline works


Uvex i-Works – Stylish and Robust

Uvex i-Works Amber Safety Glasses

Style: Glasses

Positives

 Groundbreaking permanent anti-fog coating even after cleaning
 Slick and stylish frame, available in three distinct colours
 Reliable UV 400 protection 
Non-slip temple ends and adjustable nose-bridge
 Arms end in flat design to attach neck cord

Drawbacks

Not available in clear lenses
 Style might not fit plain criteria for work sites


Uvex Super G – Traditional Design Weighing Only 18g

Uvex Super G Safety Glasses

Style: Glasses

Positives

 Traditional lightweight design weighing only 18 grams
 Constructed from completely metal-free materials
Lightweight design weighs only 23g
Perfect non-slip fit despite ultra-thin lenses
 Permanent anti-fog interior and anti-scratch/chemical exterior

Drawbacks

Economy model without the same features/longevity of premium models
Do not include adjustable side arms or nose bridge


Uvex Carbonvision – Lightweight 46g Goggles

Uvex Carbonvision Safety Glasses

Style: Goggles

Positives

 Highly lightweight goggles weighing only 46g
 Moulded TPU layer ensures perfect fit and resists flying particles
 Comfortable fit eliminates pressure points usually found with goggles
Close-fitting lenses offer wide panoramic view
 Offers reliable UV 400 protection

Drawbacks

 Not as much variety as other ranges
 Compact design might not appeal to welders and high-risk workers

Which Colour Lens Do I Need?

If you're looking for a permanent addition to your PPE, the style and design of your protective eyewear is very important. On the other hand, there is no point in having a style that you like without the correct lenses to support the task at hand.

For example, if you are working in a bright outdoor environment, it is important to select a range that includes smoke-tinted lenses.

Are Any Other Styles Available?

While this guide has given a guide to the main styles of Uvex eyewear, there are a few models that are unique and sit outside of these ranges. See our full range of Uvex eyewear to find out more.

Do you have a favourite style of Uvex safety eyewear? Let us know which glasses or goggles you've been using and why you like them in the comments below!