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Safety Eye Protection | 3M™

Supplier: Adept Industrial Solutions

3M Safety Eye Protection - Engineered for safety, designed for style.

Price Guide: POA

The 3M range of eyewear offers high quaility optics. Most of the 3M™ glasses and goggles offer reliable UV protection and all are tested and comply with AS/NZS1337.1

The revised range includes the 3M™ Maxim GT with an in-built brow guard to prevent dust entering the eye, the 3M Fectoggle Dust Goggle - is a slim line goggle designed to fit close to the wearer's face and the 3M Virtua Sport CCS which combines hearing protection with the eye protection.

Most of the eyewear and goggle ranges can be used in combination with respiratory and hearing protection by 3M.

3M offer a range of series and they include, 3M Maxim GT, Privo, BX, Lexa, 2740 SX 2000, Virtua, Virtua V4 and AP, 2700, Photochromic, Light Vision II, Maxim 2x2, Lexa gogglegear, Farenheit, Fectgoggle and 334 Economy goggles.

This polycarbonate lens selection guide will help you understand the need for different colour lenses and lens types for industrial applications. It will also determine what type of lens is best for your application and environment.




Lens Colour / Type

Colour of Light Reduced or Blocked


Lens Properties / Use

Percent of visible light passing through the lens (approx)


Suggested Applications / Environments



Maximum amount of light reaches the eye for good vision and acuity


General everyday eye protection

Gray, Bronze, Brown


Reduces brightness and glare from the sun


Mainly for outdoor daytime use as in typical sunglass use

Mirror & Coloured Mirror


Reduces brightness and glare from the sun


Mainly for outdoor daytime use as in typical sunglass use



Reduces brightness and glare when working both indoors and outdoors


For tasks requiring frequent movement indoor to/from outdoor. Loading docks, forklift drivers, construction or similar jobs



Reduces brightness and glare from the sun and indoor lighting

Varies from 20% to 80%

Lens darkens when outside and lightens when inside. Do not use for frequent indoor to/from outdoor movement



Reduces brightness and glare from the sun


Exceptional for reducing reflective glare. Mainly for outdoor use


Purple & Blue

Increases contrast, reduces haze from blue lighting, excellent UV protection


Good for inspections tasks and hazy, overcast or foggy days. Never use for night driving

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