The month of May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. With warmer weather upon us, it is time to share the road with motorcyclists. At Global Vision® Eyewear, we are not only committed to providing eyewear for the motorcycle rider, we are also trying to spread the awareness of motorcycle safety.
Here are some resources for both drivers and cyclists to help promote awareness for safer driving. The following links provide excellent information for motorcycle safety:
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The Outfitter sunglass is one of Global Vision’s most consistent top sellers. Designed with comfort and functionality to give you maximum protection while fitting over most prescription glasses. With features like ANSI Z87+ safety rating, UV400 protection, foam padding, double-sided anti-fog lens coating, you’ll stay safe and see clearly no matter where life takes you. Dare To See Differently!
Clear, Smoke or Yellow Tint Lenses with Matte Black Frames
Start the year off strong at the industry’s ONLY annual international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries.
Held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from January 22-25, come visit us in the South Hall at Booth S12610 and ask us about our show special that we are offering.
Global Vision® Eyewear provides the finest in economical safety glasses to the construction industry. All our safety glasses comply with ANSI Z-87.1-2010 including optical clarity, impact resistant shatterproof lenses and adequate coverage. Global Vision Eyewear prides itself in providing the most up-to-date styling and design coupled with excellent fit and comfort.
Global Vision® Eyewear to Exhibit New 2019 Styles
at Las Vegas Motorcycle Show
GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN (October 2nd, 2018) – Global Vision® Eyewear is bringing the heat to the American International Motorcycle Expo in Las Vegas, October 11-14. They will be debuting a number of new amazing styles that will be hitting the racks in 2019.
AIMExpo, presented by Nationwide®, is the single most important event of its type in the North American market. The event has international impact within the motorcycling and powersports community serving as the catalyst to bring together industry, media, dealers and consumers in a single arena.
Global Vision® Eyewear is excited to join the ranks of many notable powersports brands and offers a diverse style of high quality sunglasses and goggles, along with safety glasses for the industry. Showcasing that it can be good to be bad, the new Bad-Ass™ sunglass collection goes to the extreme as a modern lifestyle addition made of anodized aluminum frames for durability. For a trendy style, that is also ANSI Z87.1 safety rated, the Velocity wraps around the face while the foam padding keeps out the elements. If complete sealed protection for any purpose is needed, the Octane A/F is ANSI Z87.1 safety rated and a perfect fit for those in the safety industrial sector, motorcycle and powersports. Another strong stylish addition has been introduced to the signature line of Hercules®, called Hercules® 7 White G-Tech™ with a semi-rimless frame. Offering the protection needed for the open road but with a touch of glam and sparkle, the new addition Marilyn 3 G-Tech™ Blue sunglass is the best of both worlds.
The team at Global Vision® Eyewear is bringing its commitment to outstanding eyewear to the AIMExpo this year. Find them at booth #2608 and check out the new products for 2019!
ABOUT GLOBAL VISION® EYEWEAR
The seeds of Global Vision® Eyewear were planted in 1981 when Richard Wright (President and Founder) started a wholesale business that sold a variety of products that included sunglasses. Four years later, the business expanded into Florida’s coastal areas, including Daytona Beach (home of Daytona Bike Week, also known as one of the world’s largest motorcycle events).
It was here that Richard’s expertise in purchasing and merchandising began to surface, especially when it came to sunglasses. He knew that his customers wanted sunglasses that were stylish, quality made, had a great fit, and were reasonably priced.
The company has expanded several times and now sells a wide variety of eyewear including sunglasses, goggles and safety glasses. Global Vision® Eyewear continues to grow by meeting the needs of customers and retailers throughout the United States, Canada and many other countries worldwide with great products, pricing, service and guarantees.
Working in construction or an industrial shop with tasks that have extreme demands, safety goggles are most likely something that you wear every single day and you wouldn’t be able to do your job without them. If this is the case, you’ve probably encountered your fair share of safety goggles that just didn’t make the cut; maybe they were uncomfortable, maybe they didn’t provide the protection you needed, or maybe they were just low-quality.
Finding safety goggles that match your specific needs can be a frustrating process – not to mention pricey. Before you buy your next pair, give this post a read and find out a few things that you should be looking for in your next pair of safety goggles.
Safety Note: No matter which frame style, material or lens you choose, make sure the goggles have been certified to meet ANSI Z87.1-2010 Standards for use in industrial applications. These goggles will provide the highest level of safety eye protection.
Safety Goggles that are Actually Comfortable.
If you spend extended periods of time wearing your safety goggles, you know that comfort is key. One of the main things that impacts comfort is the type of foam used in the goggles.
There are a number of different foams used for safety goggles. NBR Foam provides an excellent seal to the face. Soft Airy Foam Provides a good fit around the face and more cushion. EVA Foam provides a comfortable breathable experience. Each foam has different feel and function for your comfort and protection.
Safety Goggles with the Right Type of Frame
There are many frame styles to choose from for safety goggles. Some are designed to fit over prescription glasses and others are sleek tight fitting with a low profile on the face. It’s important to find safety goggles that have frames that will meet your needs.
You might also want to take some time to investigate the frame material and flexibility. Do you need safety goggles that are durable and have more rigid frames? Or do you need safety goggles with frames that have a little flexibility to them?
Another important feature of a safety goggle frame is proper ventilation. Goggles that are well ventilated allow moisture to escape and help prevent fogging.
Safety Goggles with the Best Lenses for Your Needs
There are 2 main things to keep in mind when you are choosing lenses, visibility and durability.
Lenses come in a variety of colors and tints. When choosing a lens color, think about where you will be wearing the glasses. Are you going to be wearing them in a very bright outdoor area? Then you might want a smoke lens. Inside an industrial shop where the light is dimmer than the outdoors. Consider a clear or yellow tint lens. Also, there are safety goggles that have an anti-fog coating on the lenses to help keep your vision clear in varying conditions.
Another feature to consider is if the safety goggle meets and exceeds ballistic standards. Safety goggles that meet this standard are about as tough as they get.
Where Can You Find a Pair with Some of These Features?
Here at Global Vision®, we have multiple pairs of safety goggles that offer these features. We’ll help you find the perfect pair depending on your needs, and the best part is, you aren’t going to break the bank buying them. You can see all of our safety goggles here.
With the 4th of July right around the corner and the sunny summer months underway, it is time to invest in the perfect pair of sunglasses. Whether you’re looking for something stylish, durable, water-resistant, or a combination of all three, we at Global Vision® Eyewear have you covered. Take a look at 10 pairs of sunglasses we think are perfect for the upcoming holiday and the summer!
If you are looking for a pair of polarized sunglasses that are not only practical enough to wear for a day on the boat or beach but have a trendy look as well; you’ll love the Alumination™ 2 sunglasses. The anodized aluminum frames give them a tough, but stylish feel and the polarized gray lenses with a UV400 filter provide them with maximum sun protection.
Ladies, if you’re looking for a pair of cute sunglasses to wear this holiday (and all year round), look no further. With black frames and 26 rhinestones, the Allie Cat SM A/F sunglasses are perfect for completing any 4th of July look. They come with Neoprene foam, scratch-resistant coating, double-sided anti-fog coating, and polycarbonate lenses so when the holiday fun begins you can be sure they’ll stay in good shape. And with a UV400 protection rating, you won’t be bothered by the hot July sun.
Whether you want to celebrate Independence Day with the classic aviator look or want to add a little more flair to the aviator style, the Aviator 4’s are a great pair of sunglasses for you. These sunglasses come with either scratch-resistant, polycarbonate driving mirror lenses with gold metal frames or scratch-resistant, polycarbonate flash mirror lenses with silver metal frames, you can take your pick between traditional and modern without sacrificing protection and durability.
If you’ve ever struggled to find a pair of sunglasses that are made for the beach and open water, but still look fashionable and cute, you are going to want to check out the Biscayene. They come in black, blue, purple, red or silver frames with polarized gray lenses that have a UV400 filter and a scratch-resistant coating. This makes them perfect for any summertime outing. Included are 20 rhinestones and 24 studs along the sides, giving you a little bit of flair for the holiday.
If you want a pair of stylish sunglasses to wear this 4th of July, but you aren’t willing to sacrifice quality, the Blue Bamboo GR sunglasses are perfect for you. With bamboo temples and dark blue frames, the Blue Bamboo’s look great and are easy to match with whatever you’re wearing. The scratch-resistant coating and polarized lenses are what really make these sunglasses ideal for the upcoming holiday. They’ll keep your eyes protected from the sun with a UV400 filter for hours of fun.
If you’re planning on spending a lot of time on the water this holiday, get yourself the ultimate sunglasses for water protection. The Buoyant GTB sunglasses are made of TPX®, a flexible floating lightweight polymer that allows them to float without the use of foam. So whether your boating, kayaking, or just hanging out in the water, you can keep your eyes protected from the sun without having to worry about losing your sunglasses.
If you’re planning to spend a lot of time on the beach this 4th of July, you’ll want a pair of sunglasses that can resist the sun and sand. The Chill’n GT sunglasses come with a Replon™ coating that repels moisture, oil, dust, and other particulates so you won’t have to worry about wiping your glasses off every few minutes. With impact-resistant, polycarbonate lenses that come in G-Tech™ Green, G-Tech™ Orange, G-Tech™ Purple, and G-Tech™ Yellow, you can match these sunglasses to your style while enjoying the perks of perfect summer eyewear.
Want to be LOUD and FREE this 4th of July? Then the Ga-Day GT’s are a great fit for you. Available in either vibrant G-Tech™ Blue lenses with crystal blue frames or G-Tech™ Red lenses with crystal gray frames, these sunglasses are anything but quiet. Style isn’t the only thing they bring to the table though; with a UV400 filter for maximum sun protection, these sunglasses will keep your vision clear all day long.
If you’re the type to celebrate Independence Day with a BBQ and a home-brewed firework show, the Hercules® 7 24 White’s are for you. These sunglasses come with a UV400 filter for maximum sun protection, but that’s not all. The lenses transform from light to dark according to existing lighting conditions. Also, the lenses are impact-resistant, polycarbonate lenses with a scratch-resistant coating, making them ideal for protecting your eyes when the sun goes down and the fireworks start flying.
If you want to rock a little bit of American color this 4th of July, the Velocity Metallic Sunglasses won’t disappoint. Coming in metallic colors of blue, red, and charcoal, you can represent your country while choosing frames that perfectly match your holiday look. These sunglasses come with Flat EVA foam, polycarbonate lenses that meet ANSI Z87.1-2010 standards for use in Industrial Applications so you know they are tough, and a UV400 filter. They provide incredible protection from the sun.
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Summer is right around the corner, which means sunny days of boating and beaches. A great pair of sunglasses is a must-have item for all of your favorite outdoor activities. What makes a great pair of sunglasses? Everyone has a different answer, although most people would probably say that they want durable and versatile sunglasses that will last this summer and all summers to come.
Check out some of our favorite summer sunglasses from our BluWater® Polarized line of sunglasses, that we think you will love!
Constantly having to stop what you are doing to clean off your sunglasses is quite annoying. These sporty sunglasses have lenses featuring our specialized Repelon™ coating that repels moisture, oil, and dirt, making the tedious task of cleaning a thing of the past!
With soft touch frames, rubber tips and nose pads, and G-Tech™ Blue lenses with a UV400 filter; you will be comfortable and protected from the sun’s harsh rays all summer long.
During the summer months, the amount of sunlight can vary quite a bit depending on the time of day. Wouldn’t it be great if your sunglasses could adjust accordingly? The Islander’s photochromatic lenses automatically transform from light to dark based on the amount of sunlight while still blocking harmful ultraviolet rays. The lenses change from light brown to dark brown or light gray to dark gray.
Ladies, if you’ve ever struggled to find a pair of sunglasses that are made for the beach and open water, but still want to look fashionable and cute, you are going to want to check out the Biscayene. They come inblack, blue, purple, red or silver frames and polarized gray lenses with a scratch-resistant coating, making them perfect for any summertime outing. Included are 20 rhinestones and 24 studs along the sides, so you can bring a little bling to the boat or beach!
If you spend a lot of time on the water, there’s a pretty good chance that at some point your sunglasses will fall overboard. Don’t lose another pair of sunglasses to the watery depths, get some that float! The Buoyant GTB sunglasses are made of TPX®, a flexible floating lightweight polymer that allows them to float without the use of foam. So you’ll never lose your sunglasses while on the water again.
If you are looking for some polarized sunglasses that are not only practical enough to wear for a day on the boat or beach but have a trendy look as well; you’ll love the Alumination™ 3 glasses. The anodized aluminum frames give them the look of traditional aviators and the polarized gray lenses with a UV400 filter give them the function of sport sunglasses.
There are many types of motorcycles that an individual can purchase. To handle the tough off-road terrain, you would want an adventure or dual-sports bike. A need for speed, you’re probably going to choose a sports bike. Looking to take the long ride across the states to see the country, you would invest in the relaxing ride of a cruiser.
Each type of bike has different strengths and weaknesses. What you need in a motorcycle will affect the type you choose. The same goes for motorcycle goggles. There are many features a pair of goggles can have, but you’re looking for a pair that has the specific features you need.
So how do you choose a pair? Well, ask yourself where you fit when it comes to the three categories below.
Motorcycle Goggles that Offer Protection
Every goggle out there is going to offer a level of protection regarding wind and rubble. But a rider who spends his days on dirt roads, kicking up pebbles, and cruising through nature’s elements is going to need a little more protection than a guy who sticks to freshly paved roads.
Now, if you’re the off-road type of biker, you’re going to want something with thick frames, that offers protection of not just the eye, but the area surrounding it. Your best bet is a safety motorcycle goggle with a shatterproof, anti-scratch lens; something like the Big Ben A/F’sor the Wind-Shield A/F.
If you are more like our “freshly paved streets” rider, you might go for something sleek and stylish like the goggles in our Eliminator series or a more standard pair of over-the-glasses motorcycle sunglasses like the Outfitter 24 A/F’s.These pairs are going to offer a lot of eye protection for the rider.
Motorcycle Goggles that Offer Visibility
When you’re riding in a car, you can turn on your windshield wipers to remove the rain, turn on your defroster to clear up the fog, and put on a pair of standard sunglasses if you’re driving into the sun. For us bikers, the job isn’t so easy. If you’re riding with a pair of goggles that aren’t equipped to deal with the elements, your daily ride could turn into a nightmare.
So, what should you look for when it comes to visibility? Well it depends on the weather that you ride, but ideally, you want a pair of goggles that has one or more of these three traits:
“Photochromatic” is a five-dollar word that (in the motorcycle goggle business) means the goggle’s lenses darken or lighten according to existing lighting conditions. This offers you more protection when riding on days when UV levels are high. In other words, photochromatic goggles give you visibility when the sun is shining right in your eyes. No matter what kind of rider you are, having a little extra protection from the sun is always a good idea.
Ventilation is extremely important when it comes to goggles. Why? It helps fight moisture build-up on the lenses. When the hot air between the lens and your face meets the cold air on the outside of your goggles, moisture forms on the inside of your lenses, blocking your view. To disperse this moisture, the air between your face and lenses needs to match the temperature of the air outside. The easiest way to make this match happen is through ventilation. A good pair of motorcycle goggles will have vents for letting in air on the top, bottom, and sides to ensure that your vision is never blocked.
“Anti-Fog” is a term I’m sure you’re familiar with. In fact, you’re probably thinking, “didn’t we just talk about fighting fog through ventilation?” We did, but there is another way motorcycle goggles resist fog. Anti-fog goggles have what is called a hydrophilic coating on their lenses. This coating absorbs and disperses moisture through the lens to ensure that your vision isn’t blocked by large water droplets. Instead, a transparently-thin sheet of moisture covers your lens, not blocking your site at all. So, if you ride in dramatic changing temperatures, definitely consider goggles that have an anti-fog coating.
Motorcycle Goggles that Feel Great
Comfort isn’t always the first thing on your mind when it comes to a pair of goggles, but if you are wearing them every day, you’re going to want a pair that is comfortable, which is to say you are going to want a pair you hardly notice.
Personal preference is going to decide which goggle style you are going to love to use. In general, however, whether you are riding every day or going on a long trip, foam-padded motorcycle goggles are a good way to go. You’ll get the security that comes with a snug-fitting pair, without the tightness or chafing.
Still Don’t Know the Type of Goggles You Need?
Not interested in scouring the web to find a goggle that has every single thing you’re looking for, don’t. Here at Global Vision, we are a one-stop shopping experience with a wide selection of goggles to choose from. If you still have questions you can contact one of our Eyewear Consultants for more information on what would be best for you.
As a fisherman, you know that polarized fishing sunglasses are essential gear. They allow better visual clarity by reducing glare and offer UV protection. When you’re out on the water from dawn till dusk – whether you’re trying your hand in the shallows or on the deep blue sea – you need a pair of polarized fishing sunglasses that can hold their own against the elements and to keep your eyes safe. But what does that look like? What does a high-quality pair of polarized fishing sunglasses have that a standard, run-of-the-mill pair doesn’t?
Look for these four features in your next pair of quality polarized fishing sunglasses.
1. Polarized Fishing Sunglasses that Offer Safety Protection for Your Eyes
Polarized fishing sunglasses block out the sun’s ultraviolet or UV rays from damaging your eyes. Let’s take it further by adding shatterproof polycarbonate lenses that meet the rigorous standards set by the American National Standards Institute for safety glasses (ANSI Z87.1), which means the optical quality and durability are both outstanding. The polarized Babe Winkelman Editions are made with these quality features.So, when your lure is snagged and it snaps back hitting your sunglasses, you will have complete confidence that your eyes are protected. Any serious sportsman should have a pair.
2. Polarized Fishing Sunglasses that Adapt to Your Lighting Conditions
While a pair of standard polarized sunglasses might be great for the average wearer, you might want something that offers a little more. What might that something be? Well in addition to polarized lenses, look for photochromatic lenses. Photochromatic lenses are lenses that change from light to dark depending on how much they are exposed to sunlight. This adaptive change will allow you full use of your polarized sunglasses from sun up to sun down. They are the ultimate 24 Hour polarized eyewear for the fisherman.
3. Polarized Fishing Sunglasses that let Nothing Block Your Vision
Regardless of what type of fishing you do, you’re bound to get wet. When the fish of a lifetime is on the line, you don’t want to be worried about rubbing water from your eyes. Fortunately, with Repelon™ polarized sunglasses(also known as hydrophobic polarized sunglasses) you won’t need to. Repelon™ polarized sunglasses have a special coating on their lenses that repels water, sweat, and dust. They require less cleaning, attract less dust and any water that does land on the lenses is likely to run off instead of sticking and spreading out (causing visual impairment). If you want to stay in visual control of any situation, you need Repelon™ lenses.
4. Polarized Fishing Sunglasses that Float so You Have no Worries
If you have ever had a pair of sunglasses float slowly to the bottom of an ocean or lake, you know how horrible it is. You’re blind for the rest of the day, you’re irritated, and the next time you go fishing, you’re more worried about losing what’s on your face than you are about losing what’s on the line. Thankfully, there are high-quality fishing sunglasses out there that come with this assurance – they float. Stop spending money replacing your sunglasses, and get a pair that is designed with the sports enthusiast in mind.
Where Can You Find a Pair of Polarized Fishing Sunglasses That has These Features?
Here at BluWater® Polarized a brand of Global Vision®, we have multiple pairs of polarized sunglasses that have different combinations of these features. We’ll help you find the perfect pair depending on your needs, and the best part is, you aren’t going to break the bank buying them. We sell our polarized fishing sunglasses at a fair price and at an amazing quality. You can see all of our outdoor polarized sunglasses here.
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