Cover Your Eyes With Safety Glasses
There's nothing like the prospect of a splinter in the eye to convince a DIYer of the value of good safety glasses. Here, nine tough new options, suitable for every project
There's nothing like the prospect of a splinter in the eye to convince a DIYer of the value of good safety glasses. Just ask TOH master carpenter Norm Abram, who's known for always reminding his viewers to put on a pair. Here, five tough new options, suitable for every project you've got in sight.
This frame's two side-mounted, adjustable LEDs provide directional light, perfect for detail jobs such as rewiring an overhead fixture.
3M Light Vision II, about $20; Ace Hardware
Stripping furniture or using paint thinner? The gel trim on this low-profile shield forms a tight yet comfortable seal to protect you from splashes.
Encon XPR36, about $12; ToolSource.com
Choose these mirrored specs, which offer 99.9-percent protection against UV rays, for reducing peripheral glare when doing outdoor tasks, like fertilizing the lawn.
Encon Veratti V6, about $13; Safety Glasses USA
Amber lenses make your surroundings appear brighter, so use this pair when it's overcast. Wear readers? You won't need them, thanks to bifocal insets up to +2.5.
Crews Klondike, about $11; Safety Glasses USA
An adjustable headband takes this hybrid model from sunglass style to goggle in a snap—plus its antifog gray lenses protect eyes in full sun without distorting colors.
Crews Rattler, about $10; SafetyVests.com
Don a pair of these hybrid goggle-glasses in dusty environments; the frame's foam backing and adjustable strap were designed to create a close snug seal on even the windiest days.
Elvex Go-Specs II, about $9; Lab Safety Supply
Comfortable enough to wear all day, these glasses are lighter and slimmer than standard models, so they're a great fit for narrow faces. A built-in ventilation channel provides extra fog control.
Encon Veratti M50, about $8; New Pig
Go ahead: Bend, twist, and pull at these sporty shades. You can even step on them—they won't break. And they feature an adjustable nosepiece and vented temples.
3M Fuel Safety Glasses, about $25; Lab Safety Supply
Brown lenses, orange temple connectors, and tortoise-shell frames lend these women's glasses a dose of high style while ensuring maximum protection and comfort.
Elvex Sync, about $3.50; Safety Glasses USA