Mountain Glass Arts is proud to offer this new and advanced eye wear designed specifically for borosilicate lamp workers. We are your one stop shop for all of your eye protection needs. We offer OVER 25 STYLES of frames each with up to 5 filter options each, far too many to list here. We can also special order frames in any prescription you may require for an extra fee. Phillips utilizes new Schott Glass Technologies contrast enhancement glass for spectacle lenses. The new material, called ACE, short for "Amethyst Contrast Enhancer", utilizes rare earth oxides in the glass composition to achieve the unique color enhancing characteristics. ACE glass is very effective at blocking the bright sodium flare produced by working borosilicate as well as providing ultraviolet protection to 390 mm. It offers slightly better protection than the classic rose didymium lenses. However, ACE glass by itself is not sufficient enough to protect your eyes while working boro. While the bright sodium flare may seem to pose the greatest risk it only causes temporary discomfort from overexposure. It is the UV and infra-red wavelengths that will cause permanent eye damage. You may be surprised to learn it is the molten glass itself that produces these wavelengths. If you're going to go with a pair of the Phillips 202 glasses for boro you must add at least a shade 3 flip down for more complete UV & IR protection. Shade 5 is recommended. Call if you would like further consultation, we're here to help! The frames listed below are the styles we stock regularly.
Liability Disclaimer - Mountain Glass Arts Inc., its employees, and Phillips Safety Products are not optometrists. We can only make suggestions concerning eye protection. There are many types of eye protection available and Phillips manufactures as many as possible. Mountain Glass Arts Inc., its employees, and Phillips Safety Products does not accept any liability concerning eye damage arising from the use, misuse, or non-use of any eye wear products we sell.
In addition, prescriptions can be added to all Phillips eye wear. Single vision prescriptions are $165 and bi focal prescriptions are $265.