Safety Glasses Technical Advice Centre

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Which Glasses/Goggles would you reccomend for using with harsh chemicals?

Q: I work with some pretty harsh chemicals and would like some advice which glasses/goggles would provide the best protection. I recently bought some bolle tracker 2 glasses and they melted in 2 days. Could you please advise. A: I think you would be better off with some sealed , full on goggles for maximum […]

Working in the snow. What safety eye wear do I need?

If your one of the many people having to work through the cold, snowy madness in the UK this year then you maybe on the look out for some eye protection whilst you work. Whether working indoors or outdoors in this cold you need safety glasses and goggles that are going to stand up to […]

We will need lenses that protect from all UVA and UVB rays, polarised and possibly photochromic. Is this anything that you could supply?

Q: Hi I’ve been pleased with the safety glasses from you that I got last year so want to know if you can help with some sunglasses with prescription lenses? We are going on a photography trip soon and will need lenses that protect from all UVA and UVB rays, polarised and possibly photochromic. Is […]

Do you do photochromic prescription safety glasses?

Q: Do you have photochromic prescription safety glasses? A: The simple answer is yes! These lenses are great for environments where you are moving from inside to outside and vice versa on a regular basis. They react to certain kinds of light. Usually UV light. When there is insufficient light they revert to a clear […]

Making sure you have the right eye protection when working with computers and VDU.

In these fast moving times its becoming harder to get away from looking at a digital screens of some description. Be that mobile, tablet, TV or computer screen. There is an increasing trend now for use of mobile devices meaning we are straining our eyes looking at smaller screens for a longer periods of time. […]

Can I interchange the lenses in the Bolle X1000 Ballistic Goggle range?

  Q: Can the Bolle X1000 frames be used with any of the lens options? For example could I get the dual lens version and later keep the frame but replace the lens with the RX lens?   A: We have been advised by Bolle that unfortunately you cannot use the lenses from other models […]

Looking for welding goggles that can be worn over spectacles. Look no further!

Q: I’m looking for some gas welding goggles that can be worn over spectacles (shade 5 or what ever is available) only looking for 1 or 2 do you have anything in stock?   A: These Bolle Blast shade 5 welding goggles will do the job. They will fit over spectacles and will work with a […]

Are these ‘Occupational Varifocal Lenses’ lenses something that you can supply with your safety frames?

Q: I’ve just had a bad experience with Specsavers and am looking for a different supplier. They have the JCB Safety Frames, so I found a pair which I liked and wanted to order my existing lenses, what they call ‘Occupational Varifocal Lenses’ which give a larger mid distance for computer use. However they could not process […]

How do I get ESP lenses in a goggle?

Q: I am looking for glasses with an ESP lens but really like the Bolle Tracker II style. Can I get these safety glasses/goggles with an ESP lens? It’s quite difficult to find an ESP lens in the hybrid safety glasses style, such as the Tracker model. But there a couple of solutions to this […]

Introducing the Rush with Twilight lens

We are happy to introduce a new addition to our Bolle safety glasses range the Rush The Bolle Rush safety glasses comes with a Twilight lens that is ideally used for outdoor use in low light conditions. It’s effective at reducing the damaging effects of blue light, as it combines ESP lens technology with a […]