Self-adjusting safety glasses

Paul Boughton

Research by 3M has led to a development in safety eyewear and the launch of a new product range for workers in the oil and gas sector.

SecureFit Protective Eyewear by 3M is the first range to feature Pressure Diffusion Temple Technology, designed by 3M to provide noticeably higher levels of personal comfort and security of fit.

Incorporating flexible ribs into the temple area of the frame, 3M Pressure Diffusion Temple Technology allows SecureFit eyewear to self-adjust to the size and shape of the wearer’s head, reducing slippage and movement while in use. It also enhances comfort by dispersing pressure across the temple area.

Nikita Shah, technical engineer from the Personal Safety division of 3M, explains: “3M understands how challenging it is to fit a diverse workforce with safety eyewear that provides effective protection and comfort to all.

“Our research has shown that 71 per cent of the health and safety officers we surveyed put non-compliance down to discomfort*. 3M undertook comprehensive research into face shapes and sizes throughout the world including detailed digital modelling. The result is the development of Pressure Diffusion Temple Technology which, without the need for any adjustment by the user, helps to diffuse pressure across the temple while holding the frame securely in place for a secure and comfortable fit.”

Featuring a lightweight design weighing only 18g, SecureFit Protective Eyewear is available in three lens colours (clear, grey or yellow) with anti-fog and anti-scratch coatings.

SecureFit Protective Eyewear meets the requirements of EN166:2001 and also absorbs 99.9 per cent of UVA and UVB radiation thanks to its polycarbonate lens, making it ideal for workers in the outdoor oil and gas industry.

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* 2Europe, UK, September 2010

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