Remember when safety glasses were dorky? Thankfully times have changed. Now you can look more like Paul, Jr. in the shop and less like Mr. Wizard. A case in point: Uvex’s new Protege safety glasses.
Even though the Proteges look like those Oakleys you lusted after in high school, they do meet applicable ANSI standards — as well as a “military ballistic test for impact” that Uvex says is 7x greater than the ANSI standard — which means they’re no-kidding safety glasses. They come with either a hard-coat surface (for those of you who drop them a lot) or an anti-fog surface (for heavy breathers).
Available in clear, gray, and mirrored lenses — as well as black or “sandstone” frames — you’ll be stylin’ the next time you’re cutting on the band saw. Or, as the not-so-creative copywriters at Uvex say, “Stylish frame design follows fashion trends.”
As reader Eli said:
“…Every time I’ve decided the job was too short to go hunting for a pair of safety glasses I’ve ended up with my eye under the kitchen faucet trying to wash it out. Multiple stupidities that I’m finally over. I even wear earplugs now.” (More brave — and safer — readers relate their stories here.)