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Edge glasses are independently tested for compliance with the most rigorous safety standards available. These are some of the tests used to ensure that our glasses provide reliable protection even in the harshest conditions. According to the CDC and Department of Labor, there are over 10,000 eye injuries in North America every day. Approximately 2,000 of these injuries require medical treatment and 3–5 days off work. Additionally, many are shocked to learn that 63% of all eye injuries happen away from work—at home and during recreational activities.
Spectacle frames and lenses must be capable of resisting a 500 g (17.6 oz) spike dropped from a height of 127 cm (50 in).
Lenses must be capable of resisting penetration by a weighted needle with a total weight of 44.2 g (1.56 oz) dropped from a height of 127 cm (50 in).
When each test is conducted a complete device will fail if any of the following occurs: