A bold design, smart details and advanced lens technologies add up to make the Edge Defiance Wayfarer style Z87+ safety glasses a serious contender for your new favorite pair of sunglasses. Optional polarized lenses, available fog-proof technology and an anti-scratch coating provide unflinching optics to keep vision clear in virtually any environment. And with flexible, yet durable frames, you won’t have to worry about breaking them–all while enjoying the lightweight comfort that comes standard with the Defiance. The nosepiece features non-slip thermoplastic rubber (TPR) details. And the lenses block 99.9% of UVA, UVB and UVC rays, even the clear options. From the river to the job site, the Defiance delivers impact protection, comfort and glare-reducing features. Interested in saving on the Defiance? Buy three or more and take 20% off. No code needed, we'll automatically apply your discount at checkout. Need more? Save up to 25% off with our bulk safety glasses program.
All of our lenses are made of shatter-resistant polycarbonate. This material is lightweight, blocks 99.9% of UV radiation and defends against projectiles or blunt forces with its natural strength. Our lenses are always designed with the strict safety standards of ANSI, or the stringent MCEPS military requirements, in mind to bring you total peace of mind.
Polarized lenses block glare from reflective surfaces like water, snow, concrete and glass. Plus, they help to improve definition in bright conditions. If you spend a lot of time working or playing outdoors, polarized lenses are a worthy upgrade. Edge created the world’s first safety-rated polarized lenses in 1998.
Mirrored lenses employ anti-reflective ions to block harsh rays. These types of lenses solve a long-fought sunglass challenge: How to block harsh sunlight while retaining clear definition? Mirrored lenses offer unsurpassed visual clarity in bright conditions. They’re a good choice if you spend time in bright outdoor conditions.
Vapor Shield Anti-Fog
We developed a permanent anti-fog technology in 1993 and named it Vapor Shield. Unlike other temporary fog proof coatings on the market, it’s infused into the lenses during the manufacturing process. The result is a permanent solution for stopping the buildup of fog-causing water vapor on the surface of the lenses.
If you work in environments with continually-changing light, glasses with photochromic lenses may be your new best friend. Our photochromic lenses transition from 22% light transmittance when in bright, outdoor conditions to 87% when in dark environments. Whether on the weekday or the weekend, our photochromic-equipped sunglasses work double time.
What is a G-15 lens? The “G” indicates a green tint. The “15” denotes the amount of visible light transmittance allowed through the lens. So, a G-15 lens is a green-tinted lens that blocks 85% of light. While G-15 was originally developed for pilots during World War II, the high contrast range of view they deliver, especially against the backdrop of a blue sky, performs from the shooting range to the sunny jobsite.
Our Tiger’s Eye lenses filter out low levels of blue light, reducing eye strain. This amber-colored lens used on our lineup of tactical eyewear increases depth perception, contrast and color definition. It was developed in-house for operators who require clear vision and corrected optics in the most harsh light conditions.
You know what’s great? Being able to change lenses to accommodate different lighting conditions or to give your glasses a refresh. Our interchangeable kits come with anti-fog clear lenses, as well as a variety of sun-shading options, depending on the package. Either way, you’ll be ready for any conditions with our interchangeable-compatible frames.
Our thin temples integrate comfortably with helmets, hats or hearing protection. By reducing unnecessary bulk in the cross section of the temple, we’ve created a more comfortable pair of eyewear. Eye protection shouldn’t be a burden. And with our thin temple technology, it isn’t.
Thermoplastic rubber (TPR), or MEGOL, is a composite that becomes tacky when exposed to moisture. We strategically place MEGOL details in our frames so they don’t slip around when you’re hard at work. You’ll find these details on the nose pieces or temple tips of our frames.
If you require more room between the temple pieces, our XL fit frames may be just the solution. These provide a roomier fit for larger head shapes. And they come with all the same frame technologies as their smaller-width counterparts.
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What are Wayfarer Safety Glasses?
Wayfarer safety glasses can protect eyes from flying projectiles, airborne debris and other damaging impacts in dangerous environments. Wayfarer-style safety glasses are different than other types of protective eyewear in their shape. While traditional safety glasses have a sports-inspired shape, the Wayfarer style is more relaxed. These look like everyday sunglasses or clear glasses and go with nearly any outfit. The frames and lenses of Wayfarer safety glasses have a stylish rectangular shape. Unlike traditional Wayfarer sunglasses that have a flatter profile, Wayfarer safety glasses wrap around the face to provide protection from potential side impacts. Additionally, most traditional Wayfarer sunglasses do not offer an ANSI Z87 or Z87+ safety rating. It’s these safety ratings, and the eyewear design requirements needed to obtain them, that helps ensure eyes will be protected when faced with impacts. To pass ANSI’s testing, safety glasses are subject to multiple impact and optical clarity tests. When faced with blunt forces or sharp object testing, the lenses of the safety glasses cannot fall out of the frames or become penetrated with a test dart. Additionally, the frames and lenses of the safety glasses need to maintain a safe distance away from the eyes of a dummy test head during ANSI’s Z87 or Z87+ impact testing. Simply put, Wayfarer safety glasses combine the style of traditional Wayfarer sunglasses with the impact resistance and job-required safety rating of traditional safety glasses into one easy-to-wear package. The lenses of Wayfarer-style safety glasses should also block at least 99% of UVA, UVB and UVC rays.