Hazards & Uses

High Velocity Impact

Our Polycarbonate Sideshields provide lateral side coverage that are capable of resisting the impact of a ¼ (.250) inch steel ball fired at 150 feet per second and are rated high velocity impact resistant.

The SAFETYWING®: provides additional vertical and horizontal coverage and mitigates impact related injuries by dispersing the kinetic energy over the entire wing surface. Helping to protect the orbital facial area from lacerations and fractures.


Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (Dry Eye)

Keratoconjunctivitis sicca, also called dry eye syndrome or keratitis sicca, is an eye disease caused by eye dryness, which, in turn, is caused by either decreased tear production or increased tear film evaporation. It is found in humans and some animals. KCS is the most common eye disease, affecting 5 – 6% of the population. Prevalence rises to 6 – 9.8% in postmenopausal women, and as high as 34% in the elderly. The phrase “keratoconjunctivitis sicca” is Latin, and its translation is “dry of the cornea and conjunctiva”.

Universal Sideshields are an effective method of protecting the eye. Our Cup Style design provides a cost effective moisture chamber to mitigate the effects from dust and wind. Our B-22 SafeMate is Pliable and easily conforms to facial features and is available in five different tint options to meet your needs.


Glare & Light Sensitivity

Dysphotopsia refers to a number of different vision disturbances, with glare being among those types. Others include halos and starbusting. Most cases of dysphotopsia glare occur following cataract surgeries.
If you recently underwent cataract surgery and are having problems with dysphotopsia glare, it may just be a matter of waiting. Corneal swelling caused by the surgery in some patients can cause the glare for a short time during the healing process.

To mitigate the annoying effects from glare consider a combination of glasses and sideshields with a Sunglass tint.

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Photophobia, or light sensitivity, is an intolerance of light. Sources such as sunlight, fluorescent light and incandescent light all can cause discomfort, along with a need to squint or close your eyes. Headaches also may accompany light sensitivity.

If you’re naturally sensitive to light, avoid bright sunlight and other harsh lighting sources. Wear wide-brimmed hats and sunglasses with ultraviolet (UV) protection.

To mitigate the annoying effects from glare consider a combination of glasses and sideshields with a Sunglass tint.


Cataracts & Other Eye Issues

A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens that leads to decreased vision. The lens of the eye focuses an image onto the retina at the back of the eye. This is where an image is processed and then sent to the brain. As the cataract matures, it often causes glare, as well as decreased vision, contrast, and color sensitivity.


Eye Occlusion / Injury

For those who have endured a severe or catastrophic injury to the ocular area of the eye. It may be beneficial to occlude the eye for treatment or to shield from view.

As an option to an Eye Patch, consider a combination of glasses and sideshields with an Opaque or Sunglass tint to achieve the desired result.