FAQs

Q. What is low impact v medium impact?

A. Low impact rating eye protectors are suitable in an outdoor environment in sunny, dusty and windy conditions, perfect for domestic duties such as lawn mowing and cleaning. Low impact frames are tested to protect you from flying fragments at a speed of at least 12 metres per second (45km/h).

Medium impact eye protectors are suitable for heavy industrial or extreme sunlight conditions where your eyes are at risk all the time. EYRES medium impact designs are impact tested to protect you from flying fragments travelling at a speed of at least 45 metres per second (150km/h). Medium impact eye protectors are required on all mines, construction and trade sites.


Q. What is high impact?

A. High impact is classified as a face shield and is a device which includes a transparent visor supported in front of the face to shield the eyes, face, forehead and front of the neck.


Q. What is certified versus compliant?

A. Compliant eye protectors are tested once to determine that they meet the requirements of a standard. There is no guarantee that future batches or products of the same type also comply to the standard. Certified products by contrast, undergo initial assessment to compliance, are registered with an independent certifying body (eg SAI Global) and additional batch testing and assessment occurs to ensure the product continues to meet the needs specified in the standard. Buying a certified product guarantees:

  • Ongoing compliance guaranteed
  • Batch testing
  • All components are traceable
  • Added liability cover

Q. What is the warranty on EYRES eyewear?

A. Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.


Q. How do I care for my eye protectors?

  • Clean with lukewarm water, liquid detergent and dry with soft clean cloth
  • Avoid use of solvents and aggressive chemicals
  • Periodically tighten screws to avoid loosening of arms

Q. What material are EYRES prescription lenses made out of?

A. The prescription lenses in EYRES frames are made of polycarbonate and ANMX NXT. Polycarbonate is the safest and most impact resistant prescription lens material available. They guarantee the lower lens thickness currently available for AS/NZS1337.6 Compliance.


Q. Are there any markings on EYRES prescription lens to identify whether they comply to Low or Medium Impact Standards?

A. EYRES prescription lenses are marked with EYRES logo, the letter “R” to identify Compliance to the AS/NZS1337.6 prescription Standards and also the letter “I” to indicate Medium Impact classification. Low Impact lenses are marked with an “R” only for Low Impact. Outdoor untinted is indicated by “O”.


Q. My Employer is providing over-safety specs, are these suitable?

A. In many working environments it will be possible to simply provide the appropriate over-safety specs to glasses wearers, but these should not be provided as a long term solution for employees requiring regular usage, as they will not provide suitable comfort levels due to the effect of light refraction through two sets of lenses, and the more obvious physical discomfort of supporting two sets of frames.


Q. I work in a chemical environment, what does EYRES recommend?

A. EYRES do not recommend the use of Polycarbonate frames and lens for work in chemical environments. EYRES new ANMX Trivex material lens and TR90IMPACT frames are chemically resistant to such chemical as acetone, acid, oil, grease, gasoline and many hydrocarbons.


Q. My employer provided me with single vision glasses; but outside of work I wear progressive lenses!

A. Regular wearers with a prescription requirement should be provided with glasses of the type they most commonly wear. The dispensing of safety eyewear is not the ideal opportunity for a bifocals wearer to suddenly experiment with progressive, and similarly it would be irresponsible for an employer to only fund the provision of single vision glasses when the employee is a regular wearer of bifocal or progressive. Why shouldn’t I wear single vision readers for work?

Reading is only for close work so if you have to look up and take your glasses off to see in the distance, you won’t be ‘safe’. Therefore we recommend progressive lenses or bifocals.


Q. Can I use my EYRES prescription safety glasses for applications other than in the workplace?

A. Yes, the EYRES Low and Medium Impact prescription range may be used for sporting, leisure, recreational or aesthetic purposes as well as in the workplace.


Q. What type of prescription tints does EYRES offer?

A. Clear, Transition (Light Adjusting), ANMX NXT (Natural), Polarized Grey and Polarized Brown. EYRES do not offer regular tinted prescription lenses as it is difficult to reliably guarantee their compliance to Standards.


Q. What power of script can the EYRES range take?

A. EYRES will accommodate up to a power of -5 to +5 sphere and -2 cylinder in our Certifi ed Range of Medium Impact Eye Protectors. Depending on PD (Pupillary Distance) certain Rx’s may not fit into specific EYRES frames. Refer to EYRES fitting guide for specific information on compatible frames and Rx’s.


Q. What information do I need to get from an optometrist?

A. To process orders EYRES need a full and current spectacle prescription, including the PD (Pupillary Distance) and for multifocal and bifocal glasses, Seg Height for the specific frame (if applicable).


Q. Can I return my prescription order?

A. If a customer feels that the product is defective in any way it may be returned to EYRES for laboratory assessment. EYRES will not accept a custom prescription order that is returned due to an error in judgement on the part of the consumer.