Today’s Frame Friday is more about the package I’ve put together than it is about the frame itself.  As the weather is getting nicer, a lot of us start working on our projects or our  “to-do” lists. Maybe it’s keeping the yard nice or building a swing set.  Every day we put ourselves into situations where we could, potentially, harm our eyes.  A stick or stone could fly out and hit your eye, a piece of wood could fly out and embed itself into it.  So many things could happen, it is important to remember to wear the correct eyewear to protect ourselves.

My yard lighting changes drastically from the front yard to the back depending on what time of the day I am cutting.  Or the trees cause a lot more shade in some parts than others.  Because of this, wearing sunglasses just isn’t always feasible.  I almost ran over a family of baby bunnies one year and it traumatized me so I am constantly on the look out now for things in my yard.  My dogs also have a habit of leaving their toys outside so I sometimes have to stop and pick something up. Having a pair of safety glasses that adjusts to the lighting outside is helpful.

I paired the safey frame Uvex by Honeywell SW06E with the Transitions Vantage Lenses so I would still have the polarized feature when I was outside in the sun and then used a private anti-reflective coating our lab offers to keep the cost down a little since they are just safety glasses.  Depending on the work you’re going to be doing, you could even skip the anti-reflective coating and just do a good scratch resistant coating to give you a good two year warranty.

SW06E Safety Frame in Black/Yellow
SW06E Safety Frame in Black/Yellow

The nice think about the SW06E is that it fits a variety of face sizes, it has different size nosepads to help it fit better, and comes with a replaceable sweat / brow bar to help absorb the sweat when you’re working in warmer conditions.

SW06E Frame with the different nosepads.
SW06E Frame with the different nosepads. Photo Credit: Honeywell

The frame also comes in Orange / Black as well as an all black frame with smoke colored lenses already in it.  You can buy these frames just as they are and use them.  The frames are Z87.1 Frames which means they can be used in any area where OSHA requires safety eyewear to be worn.

SW06 in Orange Black
SW06 in Orange Black Photo Credit: Honeywell

Overall, these are a great pair of safety glasses to be worn and will last me for a few years.  As I mentioned, there are a few tweaks I could do to make them a little less expensive so a good optician will always help you find a pair of safety or sports glasses that will keep your eyes, and face, protected while also remembering to stay within your budget as best as they can.

Have a great weekend everyone! 🤓

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