What Constitutes A Sunglass Meeting The ANSI Z87 Safety Standard?

Monday, February 25, 2013 3:00 PM

By Barry Santini ABOM

To protect for sun and safety, both the frame and the lens must be safety certified.

In this case, the frame, unlike dress eyewear, takes on as much importance as the lenses.

The ANSI Z87.1-2003 High Impact Safety Standard
Both the frame and lens require safety certification, what does that mean? The answers lie in the requirements set forth in an industry wide agreement called ANSI Z87.1-2003.

Why Should Eye Protective Sunwear Be ANSI Z87 Safety Certified?

Monday, February 11, 2013 7:03 PM

By Barry Santini, ABOM

They're stylish, edgy, and virtually shatterproof and ANSI safety certified.

Sounds like an unusual combination, especially when describing a fashionable sunglass. Yet it’s probably the best way to think about them since it’s likely that your sunglasses will be required to deliver some special functionality at some time in its life on behalf of you. What do I mean?