Press Release:
Sperian Protection Introduces Laser-Gard® Eyewear

New eyewear protects pilots and law enforcement personnel from laser-induced flash blindness

2010-09-13

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Sperian Protection Introduces Laser-Gard® Eyewear 

SMITHFIELD, R.I. — September 2, 2010 — Sperian Protection, the world leader in personal protective equipment (PPE), today announced it has introduced Laser-Gard® Eyewear to protect pilots and law enforcement personnel from flash blindness caused by red and green lasers. The patented lenses also protect against glare and provide 99.9% ultraviolet protection. 

Laser-Gard Eyewear’s lenses come in a bronze tint for daytime sunglass use or a salmon tint for nighttime vision and provide traffic signal color recognition so personnel can conduct their work safely and effectively. They are available in three frame styles whose multiple adjustments and form-fitting features ensure all-day comfort.

Pilots and law enforcement personnel worldwide are increasingly exposed to red and green lasers that cause flash blindness. Such visual distractions are especially hazardous during take-off and landing, and can create a critical situation in the cockpit unless pilots are wearing suitable eye protection. 
 
“By combining narrow band notch laser dyes and proprietary know-how, we have produced the ultimate in safety eyewear designed specifically for individuals exposed to red and green laser pointers,” said Sameet Rajguru, product manager for Sperian Protection’s Laser Safety Products. “Laser-Gard Eyewear’s unique lens tints and comfort features ensure around-the-clock protection.”

Since a Sperian Protection company first introduced laser visors for the United States Air Force in 1968, we have been the world leader in laser eyewear and avionic light management solutions. For more information on laser eye protection from Sperian, please visit www.sperian.com

About Sperian ProtectionWith nearly 6,000 employees worldwide, Sperian Protection serves the global personal protective equipment (PPE) industry, providing hearing, eye, respiratory, fall, body and hand protection. As a world leader in multiple PPE categories, Sperian is committed to offering innovative products adapted to high-risk environments so that workers in the manufacturing and services industries can work with confidence. For more information, please visit www.sperian.com. Sperian Protection is listed on NYSE Euronext and is part of the SBF120. It is eligible for the SRD deferred settlement system.

 

For additional Sperian Laser product information contact:Sperian Laser Customer Care
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Smithfield, RI 02917
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