Edge Eyewear is committed to maximizing eye safety. This serious responsibility requires rigorous testing to ensure compliance with the highest national standards. Every pair of Edge glasses is subjected to the toughest tests – because tough tests create tough glasses. When it comes to something as valuable as eyesight, we wouldn’t manufacture anything less than the best.
LAST WARNING: BEHIND-THE-SCENES WITH K-9 TROOPERS
Edge Eyewear has created a video tribute to thank all of the two- and four-legged police officers for their dedication and service. This video includes a bite test by Belgian Malinois police dogs.
SLOW MOTION SERIES - .22
Watch Edge Eyewear take on a .22 short round from 50 yards in slow motion.
SLOW MOTION SERIES - SHOTGUN
Watch Edge Eyewear take on a 12 gauge shotgun from 30 yards in slow motion.
How does Edge Eyewear guarantee safe products?
To avoid improper safety evaluations and biases, all Edge Eyewear glasses are independently tested by professionals at COLTS Laboratories . Surprisingly, many safety eyewear manufacturers choose not to test their products, while others perform their evaluations in-house. These practices present a serious conflict of interest. The integrity of testing and reporting can be compromised, resulting in non-compliant and unsafe eyewear. Edge Eyewear’s frequent third party testing guarantees compliance with ANSI Z87.1+2010 and Military MCEPS GL-PD 10-12 standards.
All Edge Eyewear is tested in independent laboratories for compliance with:
Military Ballistic MCEPS GL-PD 10-12
Below are several (but not all) tests that are required by the ANSI standard.
SLOW MOTION SERIES - LAWN MOWER
Watch Edge Eyewear take on a lawn mower blade in slow motion.
HIGH MASS IMPACT
*Section 6.2.2 - Spectacle frames and lenses shall be capable of resisting a 500 gm (17.6 oz.) spike that is dropped from a height of 127 cm (50 in.).
*Section 6.2.4 - Lenses shall be capable of resisting penetration by a weighted needle with a total weight of 44.w gm (1.56 oz.) dropped from a height of 127 cm (50 in.).
UVC (180-280 nm) - Exposure to high levels of this light without proper sunglass lens filtration may cause damage to all layers of the cornea.
UVB (280-315 nm) - Exposure to high levels of this light without proper sunglass lens filtration may cause permanent cateracts and lens damage.
UVA (315-380 nm) - Exposure to high levels of this light without proper sunglass lens filtration may produce photokeratitis often referred to as "welders flash".
All Edge Eyewear lenses provide 99.9% protection from UVA/UVB/UVC rays.
In 1999, Edge Eyewear became the first company to offer a Polarized lens in safety glasses. Because light can be extremely harsh and blinding to the eye, Polarized lenses feature a special filtering layer that blocks out reflected light from below and glare from above. By allowing only direct light to enter, this lens maximizes the ability to see without excessive blinding light.
The U.S. Air Force engineered this specialized technology for used in aviator lenses during the 1950s. Through extensive experimentation with the light spectrum, it was found that transmission of green and yellow light could be maximized at 550 nanometers (the two colors best perceived by the human eye). The outcome is a neutral and true-to-life perspective, which results in a noticeable cooling sensation for the eyes. Edge Eyewear is the first company ever to offer a safety-rated G-15 lens.
Tiger's Eye Lens
Edge Eyewear is proud to be the FIRST COMPANY EVER to offer a Blue Light Filter lens in safety glasses. Blue light comes into your eye in a shorter wavelength, causing it to focus too far in front of the retina. The result is a blue blur which reduces the sharpness of things and causes eyestrain, particularly when you’re driving. Our copper-colored lenses filter out the right amount of blue light to GIVE YOU GREATER DEPTH PERCEPTION. YOUR SURROUNDINGS WILL APPEAR BRIGHTER AND SHARPER.
Partly Cloudy Conditions
Indoor or Low Light Conditions
Snowy or High Altitude Conditions
Our best lens for indoor and low light activities and conditions. Like all Edge Eyewear, the clear lens provides 99.9% protections from UVA/UVB/UVC rays.
85% of the total amount of light passes through this Clear lens
An excellent high-contrast lens perfect for overcast days. This lens also features Blue Filter properties, greatly reducing eye strain and fatigue while increasing depth perception. The Tiger's Eye lens is engineered to be the ultimate shooting lens for the ultimate marksman.
Provides contrast and image definition while offering a cooling sensations to the eyes. Designing by the U.S. Air Force to maximize transmission of light at 555 nm (green/yellow light). A great lens for a variety of bright conditions.
The perfect all-around tint for shading in normal light conditions. Features a special filter layer that blocks out reflected light from below and glare from above. By allowing in only direct light, this lens MAXIMIZES your ability to see what you want to see by eliminating glare and reflections.
Polarized Smoke lenses provide the perfect all-around tint for bright light conditions. This popular lens color blocks the brightest sunrays without producing any color distortion. The addition of a polarizing filter increases clarity by reducing glare.
Polarized Copper lenses make bright and variable conditions appear brighter and filter high levels of blue light. This "Blue Light Filter" lens relieves eye fatigue by increasing depth perception and contrast, making it the ideal tint for daytime driving and golfing. The addition of a polarizing filter increases clarity by reducing glare.
Light Blue lenses decrease eye fatigue that results from yellow light. They are perfect for use in settings with yellow incandescent, yellow fluorescent, or sodium vapor lighting.
50% of the total amount of light passes through this Tiger's Eye lens
15% of the total amount of light passes through this G-15 lens
14% of the total amount of light passes through this Polarized Gradient Smoke lens
14% of the total amount of light passes through this Polarized Smoke lens
8% of the total amount of light passes through this Polarized Copper lens
69% of the total amount of light passes through this Light Blue lens
Smoke lenses provide the perfect all-around tint for bright light conditions. This popular lens color blocks the brightest sunrays and glare without producing any color distortion.
16% of the total amount of light passes through this Smoke lens