Eye Protection

Eye protection supplier Johannesburg

We supply eye protection & protective glasses as part of the PPE safety wear range.


The EN166 standard  outlines the requirements applicable to all types of personal eye protectors.This includes eye protection used to prevent damage or prevent against various dangers which are liable to damage the eye or to alter the vision. The exceptions in the EN166 standard are eye protection from radiation of nuclear origin, laser beams,X-rays and infrared rays emitted by sources at low temperature. Where there are complete eye protective standard specifications already in place, these are not included in the EN166 standard specifications. Examples would be anti-laser eye protectors, all-purpose solar glasses etc.

The eye protectors fitted with corrective lenses are not excluded from the application field.Not all types of eye protectors are permitted to meet all these requirements.

Assessment steps for eye safety and choosing correct eye protection

Identify hazards: Identify potential hazards of the environment (splashes, hazardous light, impacting particles etc).

Assess hazards: Assess hazards / potential health risks in the environment. Assess other requirements such as skin protection needed etc.

Select to protect: Select the proper eye protector suitable for, and relevant to the hazards identified.  This is made easy using the EN 166 marking system.

Training: Training on the uses and importance of the eye protection ensures the operator is proficient in the use and limitations of his/her eye protector and is a vital step.

Eye protection basic tests & markings

Scale Number – for oculars with filtering effect only.
Higher numbers have a stronger filtering effect (e g are darker for welding).
NIL Welding filters have no code number
A shade number between 12 and 16 suffix “a” denotes filter for use in gas welding with flux See EN 169 and EN 379.

2 Ultraviolet Filter with colour recognition effected
– plus shade number between 1,2 to 5 as per EN 170.
3 Ultraviolet Filter with good colour recognition
– plus shade number between 1,2 to 5 as per EN 170.
4 Infra Red Filter as per code number for IR filters
– plus shade number between 1, 2 and 10 as per EN 171.
5 Sunglare Filter code number for sunglare filters without IR specification
– plus shade number between 1, 1 and 4, 1 as per EN 172 and EN 1836.
6 Sunglare Filter code number for sunglare filters with IR specification
– plus shade number between 1, 1 and 4, 1 as per EN 172 and EN 1836.

DV-353C range
Eye protection
product information

• Polycarbonate mono lens
• Anti-fog lens
• Scratch resistant lens
• 180° lateral vision
• Cool sleek multi colour frame
• Ergonomic design to fit snug with the face contour