Fogging lenses is something workers have had to deal with long before the COVID-19 pandemic. Industries that have seen a longstanding need for anti-fog eyewear have included construction, food service and processing plants and energy sector workers. Today, there is also a growing demand in the health-care industry as medical workers wear full PPE to treat patients and protect themselves from COVID-19. No matter what the industry, you can depend on Pyramex safety glasses that feature its H2X and H2MAX anti-fog technology to keep your vision clear for all the important work you do.
Fogging lenses can be caused by several factors—humidity, temperature change, body heat and face coverings being the most common. Pyramex’s latest anti-fog technology manipulates moisture on the surface of the lens through lens coating agents. Its popular H2X technology provides anti-fog, anti-scratch and anti-static protection. Even after repeated cleanings, H2X continues to be effective because the coating is bonded to the lenses. H2X technology utilizes non-hazardous environmental components and is waterproof.
The innovative technology behind H2MAX anti-fog coating creates a premium treatment for maximum clarity when faced with even the most extreme temperatures and humid conditions. Formulated from non-hazardous environmental components, the anti-fog coating is durable enough to withstand repeated cleanings without a decline in performance. With H2MAX, glasses are chemical and abrasion resistant – even from the likes of steel wool up to 100g of weight.
In 2020, the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) created a U.S. standard (ANSI Z87.1-2020) for anti-fog safety glasses. The standard ensures that eyewear can only be classified and marked as anti-fog if lenses remain fog-free for at least eight seconds. Approved eyewear will be designated by an “X” on the lens. Having an ANSI standard means that US workers and safety coordinators can purchase anti-fog safety glasses knowing that they are getting a quality, tested product. Both Pyramex H2X and H2MAX technology passes the ANSI Z87.1 standards and Canadian certification CAN/CSA Z94.3. Pyramex is constantly working to expand its anti-fog options and create a diverse selection of eyewear to fit workers in any and every environment and industry.