Impact Protection

PROTECTING YOU WITH STANDARDS!

All Edge glasses are independently tested for compliance with the most rigorous safety standards available. We use accredited laboratories such as and . According to the CDC and Department of Labor, there are over 10,000 eye injuries in North America every day. Approximately 2,000 of these injuries require medical treatment and 3–5 days off work. Additionally, many are shocked to learn that 63% of all eye injuries happen away from work—at home and during recreational activities.

Applicable Safety Standards vary by model. Edge Eyewear tests to the most current standards available. For more information please contact CustomerService@edgeeyewear.com
ANSI Z87.1
[ SAFETY STANDARD ]
CSA Z94.7
[ CANADIAN SAFETY STANDARD ]
AS/NZS 1337.1
[ AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND SAFETY STANDARD ]
EN166
[ EUROPEAN SAFETY STANDARD ]
STANAG
[ NATO BALLISTIC STANDARD ]
MIL-PRF 32432
[ MILITARY BALLISTIC STANDARD ]

High Mass Impact test

The High Mass Impact Test replicates a slow moving, heavy, blunt force impact.
Spectacle frames and lenses must be capable of resisting a 500 g (17.6 oz) metal spike dropped from a height of 127 cm (50 in).


Dart Penetration Test

The Dart Penetration Test simulates a low mass, low velocity sharp object coming at the eye.
Lenses must be capable of resisting penetration by a weighted needle with a total weight of 44.2 g (1.56 oz) dropped from a height of 127 cm (50 in).


What Constitutes a Failure?

When each test is conducted, a complete device will fail if any of the following occurs:

  • Fracture of the lens
  • Penetration of the rear surface of the lens
  • Piece fully detaches from the spectacle
  • Lens is not retained by the frame
  • Lens and/or frame touches the eye area, even if the glasses remain intact.