Laser pointers and pens can distract pilots and law enforcement personnel, in addition to causing temporary or permanent eye damage. Individuals and government agencies are purchasing more high-quality laser protective eyewear than ever before. Since 1983, Epolin has produced high-quality materials to suit manufacturer requirements using either Epolite dyes or Luminate pellets.
Now a division of Chroma Color Corp., Epolin advises makers of laser protective eyewear that there are four vital factors to consider when choosing materials:
- Red-, blue-, and green-colored laser pens and pointers are universally available for purchase. Laser protective eyewear absorbs or blocks the emission wavelength of the laser.
- Consider whether you want to absorb one or more of the three laser colors with your eyewear. Epolin can help choose the right formulation.
- Laser protective eyewear should also provide the highest visible light transmittance during day and night, and deliver the right amount of laser protection without impeding the wearer’s vision.
- No one wants to lose their eyesight. Consider choosing a high-quality laser-absorbing material from a well-established supplier with technical expertise in these materials.
A global developer and manufacturer of near-infrared absorbing dyes and thermoplastic compounds, Epolin provides materials for laser and welding eyewear, light filters, touch screens, night-vision products, sensors, LiDAR, security inks, and more.