3M Solutions - Eyewear

Eye Protection

Engineered for Safety, Designed for Style


The portfolio of 3M Eye Protection products promises quality eyewear that provides an optimal balance of comfort, protection and design. Our engineers have worked hard to ensure that the level of comfort and style matches the standard of protection offered.

3M™ Eyewear Selector

Eyewear Selection Poster

To ensure the clarity of vision provided by safety eyewear is acceptable for certain work the refractive properties of the lens must exceed a required level. Lenses can be subdivided into three classes.

Optical class 1 is for work with particularly high vision requirements for permanent use, optical class 2 is for work with average vision requirements, and optical class 3 is for rough work without any special vision requirements (only intended for exceptional cases and not for permanent use).

There are also different optical distortions that give rise to various distortion effects. There are spherical, prismatic, cylindrical and astigmatic distortions. The above-mentioned optical classifications and the associated period of usage depend on the respective distortion effects. As a result, spherical distortions are allocated to optical class 1, prismatic and cylindrical distortions to optical class 2, and astigmatic distortions to optical class 3.

Fit Validation

As with all personal protective equipment, comfort is very closely linked with compliance and improperly fitted eyewear may not be enough to prevent eye injuries, so the quality and security of fit is extremely important.

Go to a simple 6 step method


While current standards suggest careful consideration should be given to eyewear fit, e.g. BS 7029:1999, there is no specific guidance on how to evaluate an individual’s fit. Making an assessment based on size and adjustable features is not always adequate to determine best fit and security of eyewear. The innovative 3M™ Eyewear Fit System, is a simple 6 step method and enables a measured evaluation of fit.


3M offers a variety of tools and software to support your workplace personal protective equipment (PPE) safety training needs.

At 3M we believe that education is key to protection. It is essential that workers and safety managers understand the risks to their health in the workplace and know how to protect against these risks in the best way. In order for them to do this, we provide a vast array of training, suited to different businesses and individual needs.

We can provide on-site training, with a visit from our Safety Caravan, mobile across the EU.  Our technical service teams are also on hand to present their expert knowledge of the Health and Safety Industry.

Featured Products

3M™ SecureFit™ Safety Glasses 400X Series

3M™ SecureFit™ Safety Glasses 400X Series comprise of a rimless lens and wide flexible temple arms for solid side protection and popular to be used in combination with ear muffs. Temples also feature 3M™ Pressure Diffusion Temple Technology (PDT) which allows the safety spectacle temples to naturally adjust to individuals head sizes giving wearers a secure and comfortable fit. Reduces slippage from head movements. Contoured brow guard rests comfortably against forehead and helps provide additional coverage from flying particles. Soft nose bridge for a comfortable fit. They are available in 7 lens options.

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3M™ Solus™ 1000 Series Safety Glasses

A fogged lens can be frustrating and challenging. Removing eyewear to wipe away fog can expose eyes to potentially dangerous workplace impact hazards and debris. 3M™ Solus™ 1000 series protective eyewear features Scotchgard™ Anti-Fog lens coating which helps workers see clearly, longer – providing longer lasting fog resistance than traditional anti-fog coatings. The 3M™ Scotchgard™ Protector Anti-Fog Coating resists fogging longer than traditional antifog coatings, up to 25 washings with water.* *Based on 3M internal testing of tap water wash cycles followed by anti-fog testing per EN168 test method.

3M™ SecureFit™ Overspectacles 3700 Series

3M™ SecureFit™ Overspectacles 3700 Series are our safety overspectacles designed for people with prescription glasses. They feature adjustable ratchet temples with Pressure Diffusion Temple (PDT) technology to ensure a close fit and a soft touch nosepiece to help provide comfort. The polycarbonate lens is available with 3M™ Scotchgard™ Anti-Fog / Anti-Scratch coating for increased durability and improved vision. Available in three temple arm colours and seven lens options, including IR lens tints.

3M™ GoggleGear™ Safety Goggles 500 Series

3M™ Goggle Gear™ Safety Goggles 500 Series features a low-profile design with an adjustable strap, indirect ventilation and 3M™ Scotchgard™ Protector Anti-Fog/Anti-Scratch Coating.