Photochromic lenses have the particularity of darkening in a few moments, depending on the intensity of the sunlight they receive. They are an excellent option if you work in an indoor area but must go outside frequently.
The function of this type of glasses is to protect us from ultra violet rays. This is very practical when we are in situations where we are exposed to direct sunlight and want to maintain good vision.
Exposure to ultraviolet rays may seem harmless, but receiving this type of radiation for years without protection can cause serious damage to our eyes. They even cause cataracts and other eye diseases.
It is absolutely necessary to be aware of the importance of taking care of our sight in the short and long term.
Some photochromic safety sunglasses have certain components on their lenses that absorb solar radiation and darken or lighten depending on the quantity received. This is beneficial for the user, since by adopting a darker shade they block the passage of ultraviolet rays.
It should be noted that photochromic crystals only change when in contact with direct sunlight. So when you enter the warehouse or the company offices, the glasses are rinsed leaving them transparent. Artificial lighting does not cause changes in these glasses.
If you always work outdoors, you may not need photochromic but polarized glasses. Keep reading, we’ll talk about them later.
Photochromic glasses are classified according to their level of protection against ultraviolet rays.
This type of protection has 5 categories or filters, with 0 being the lightest glass and 4 the darkest:
Depending on the type and work situation, it is necessary to choose the glasses with the appropriate type of filter.
Photochromic glasses with protection 4 are not recommended for driving. This is because the glass can be too dark and impede correct vision on the road.
Protecting sunglasses in the workplace must go beyond sunlight or reflections. Safety glasses must prevent any part or particle from reaching our eyes.
To achieve this, the glasses that protect us from sunlight also have to be shockproof, as in other safety glasses. It is the best way to avoid that our sight is damaged.
One of the best-selling models by Pegaso are the Street 126.01 glasses.They have a current design, they are photochromic as well as polarized, anti-impact protection and a suitable filter to give you protection against intense sunlight.
Isn’t it cumbersome to have to change glasses depending on where you go? Not to mention carrying the ones you don’t use in your pocket or when you leave them forgotten on a table and you waste valuable time looking for them. The advantage of using photochromic glasses is that with just a few glasses you have enough.
If you enter an office or interior area they will be a pair of transparent glasses and if you go outside they become practical sunglasses.
Forget about going to work with two glasses and how uncomfortable it is to take one off and put the other on every time you go in or out.
There are work situations in which photochromic sunglasses are not necessary. It would be the case of someone who always works outdoors and does not need their lenses to adapt to constant changes in light.
For this there are polarized safety glasses, which block reflections and allow you to keep your vision sharp and precise.
A good choice would be the F1 990.01 sunglasses, used by groups of security forces. They are a model with anti-impact lenses, anti-fog and anti-scratch treatment. They also incorporate removable foam around the inner perimeter of the frame of their lenses, which offers protection against possible impacts.
The answer is yes. At Pegaso Safetyte we offer adjustable sunglasses, so you are protected and see perfectly.