Safety Glasses not sun glasses

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by hortboy, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. hortboy

    hortboy LawnSite Member
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    well in NY we're getting ready for the spring if it will ever get here. My question is: I'd like to provide my employees w/ safety glasses that will double as sun glasses. Keep in mind they need to be cost effective and yet comfortable and stylish enough for them to wear and not decorate the dash board w/. What do you guys suggest? Brands/styles? And where to get them?
     
  2. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,487

    I bought a pair of nice looking sunglasses/safetyglasses from Lowe's. I think there were in the $15 - $20 range. Real nice.
     
  3. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Get a catalogue from Direct Safety. We get smoke grey & clear and put one pair of each per truck. I believe we get elvex or similar and their "stylish" and cost effective at under $5/pair. They are a wrap around style, but this company has lots to choose from. We also have their Howard Leight plug depot & laser light ear plugs.
     
  4. bushtrimmer

    bushtrimmer LawnSite Senior Member
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    My foreman got a case of them @ Sam's, I think they were like $6 each, look kinda like Oakleys
     
  5. Jerry and Sons

    Jerry and Sons LawnSite Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 249

    Got mine at home depot. they look like oakleys but are osha approved. 14 bucks.
     
  6. Check your local welding supply house , they should have some.
     
  7. david

    david LawnSite Member
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    I get most of my safety equipment from Direct Safety. Great selection and prices. directsafety.com
     
  8. Eddie B

    Eddie B LawnSite Senior Member
    from gone
    Posts: 859

    My local dealer throws me some free Echo safety sun glasses every time I buy something... they retail for $15-20 I think.
     
  9. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,858

    I wear prescription specs, it sux... I can't wear sunglasses or safety glasses unless I don't mind getting a headache from everything being slightly fuzzy. Anyone else with this affliction? have you found any good "over the top of glasses type safety glasses"? I think sunglasses are a good idea, saves the eyes for later in life, and saftey type are nice when trimming and such.
     
  10. dhess

    dhess LawnSite Member
    Posts: 126

    decided to try something new this year and picked up a couple pair of these at Home Depot for like $20 apiece. It was also part of x-mas present to the guys...

    I was hoping if I got a little *higher* end glasses they might be a little more careful with them...

    I got the grey lens with grey frames instead though (can't find a picture)...

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    made by MSA safety works (sports series) I believe. They have a good fit on your head or on your cap or hat if you need to take them off and put them somewhere.

    So far I'm into using them 3 months now and I like them so far. I'm really good about keeping a pair for almost a whole year usually so we'll see how it goes come summer time.
     

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