Whether you use safety glasses, goggles, or a face shield, fog is a regular issue for many workers wearing face mask or respirators with their eyewear. This is typically caused when warm moisture (exhaled breath or sweat) reaches the lens. The quick temperature variation transforms the vapour into small water droplets that stick to the closest available surface. Wearing a mask tends to create a ‘chimney effect’ where the exhaled air is sent at high pressure through the small air gap at the top of the mask. The pressure increases the moisture’s temperature and channels it towards the cool lens, where it causes fogging. Anti-fog lenses can help!
FOG REDUCES VISIBILITY WHICH CAN LEAD TO ACCIDENTS IN THE WORKPLACE. IN ORDER TO REDUCE THIS NATURAL PHENOMENON, HERE ARE 3 TIPS WE WANT TO SHARE:
1. Use PPE made of anti-fog material
Some material such as PET have fog-resistant properties. Ultra light, PET is ideal for first responders’ needs. They ensures a safer work environment for every person who may be in physical contact with others.
Product selection: NINKA, DFS2
2. Select safety eyewear with a fog-resistant permanent coating
Some lens technologies have been specifically engineered to be fog-resistant. These coatings are available on various materials and are a real asset when using eyewear with a mask. These coatings improve visibility and performance while keeping a high impact resistance.
Lens technologies: PLATINUM® & K-LEAR
3. Use an anti-fog spray
Anti-fog solutions are available in sprays. Though their actions are not permanent, they are a great barrier against misting and can be used on prescription glasses that are often not fog-resistant. These sprays leave a small film on the lenses surface. Washing your glasses might remove some of the film left by the spray.
BOLLÉ SAFETY SOLUTIONS
PLATINUM®: the ultimate anti-fog/anti-scratch permanent coating
This permanent coating is applied by a dipping process on both sides of the lens that gives PLATINUM® coated eyewear a high scratch resistance and delay fogging. Imitated but not equalled, PLATINUM® goes beyond the requirements of all international standards.
In all conditions and at all times, the unique PLATINUM® process coating provides the maximum protection for your eyes, even in the harshest environments.
Available on a wide range of glasses, goggles, OTGs and prescription glasses.
K-LEAR: the accessible anti-fog/anti-scratch permanent coating
This permanent coating is applied to be both highly protective yet economical. Applied by a dipping process on both sides of the lens, K-LEAR is highly effective and is ideal for users required to change their PPE often for safety reasons. K-LEAR will be the perfect fit for most applications.
Available on a wide range of glasses, goggles and OTGs.
B-CLEAN: anti-fog spray & cleaning range
This range of chemically engineered cleaning and anti-fog solutions is perfectly adapted for both prescription and non-corrective lenses which makes it a great alternative to permanent coating. As some glasses & goggles, whether they are prescriptive or not, have no permanent coating to prevent misting, B-CLEAN products are ideal to improve visibility and comfort.
Product selection: B-CLEAN B200 & B250 Anti-fog spray.