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Protective Eyewear for
Glassworkers, Lampworkers, Beadmakers


We offer the highest quality filtered glass lenses designed for glass working. You no longer have to
pay those high prices for frames from that other company. Most filtering lenses come from the same
factory in Germany, so the only difference between where you buy your glasses is the style of the
frame and how much you pay. We also sell many didymium glasses to Blacksmiths.
glasses

Glasses
shaping tools
Shaping
100 tools
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Specialized tools for beadmakers and buttonmakers
Bead making
Special Pliers, Squashers, and Tweezers  for all flameworkers and lampworkers.

Pliers
borosilicate-glassblowing-tools
Boro
marble tools
Marble
Making
lampworking glass beadmaking torch
Torch
lampworking glassblowing work surface
Work Surface

Click here for wholesale pricing

There Are Three Basic Types of Glasses

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Enhanced Didymium

As the name implies, these are enhanced Didymium (we carry 202ACE) glass working glasses. These lenses block bright yellow flare, but not much UV and no IR.

Most soft glass beadmakers use these filtering lenses. You may require additional UV and IR protection, but this is your call. If you do, we recommend the Green ACE IR glasses to the right.

Not sure how much protection you require?
Click Here to see a NIOSH report.  Read Discussion and Conclusion and Recommendations at the bottom of the report.
IR Shade 2, 3 or 5

These block UV and IR rays, but not the yellow flare; you'll still need didymium lens glasses for that. Most borosilicate hard glass workers use lenses that filter all three; yellow flare, UV and IR.

We have three ways
to add UV and IR protection to your didymium glasses.
 

1) Clip on lenses - see above picture. These clip ons are listed further down this page.

 2) Fit over glasses - large frames that fit over other glasses. See further down this page for more about these.

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3) Or use the Green ACE IR - Pictured in the column to the right. These lenses block UV rays, IR rays and solar flare all in one pair of glasses.
Green ACE IR
(Formerly Boroscopes)

 These are the glasses that offer complete protection against solar flare, UV rays and IR rays. The superior Green ACE IR lenses combine the  protective properties of Phillips 202ACE didymium lenses and the IR. Pick shade 2, 3 or 5 welding lenses to offer this complete protection against solar flare, UV rays and IR rays all in one pair of glasses

See further down this page for more information about Green ACE IR lenses
.



These lenses are also available in split lense glasses, with Enhanced Didymium (202ACE) on top for better vision and Green ACE IR on bottom for more protection.
 
WOW!

Split Lens Top 1/3 Enhanced Didymium, Bottom 2/3 Shade 3 Boroscope Glasses

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Certificate of Compliance

If you require assistance in deciding the level of safety you require
Click Here to view to the government NIOSH report.


 What's the difference between Shade 2, 3 or 5? Click Here to see a chart of the differences. You will notice
minimal difference in UV and IR protection between shades but you will notice reduced visibility as the shade
darkens. The higher a shade number, the darker the shade is.


Filtering Lenses for Lampworkers

(Frame color may vary)
9301 Enhanced Didymium Lens Safety Glasses
9301    $ 42
Didymium Lens 202ACE in Standard Safety Frame

See the glasses modeled with the 903 clip on flip ups.



9400B Boroscopes Lens With Shade 3 Safety Frame Safety Glasses
Green ACE IR Lens in Standard
Safety Frame
#9402 Shade 2-$ 85
#9403 Shade 3-$ 85
#9405 Shade 5-$ 85



90101

90101    $ 59

SunSodium - Clip On's
Lightweight, Polycarbonate Sodium Flare Glasses. Clip on over prescription glasses. Not Didymium but block Sodium Flare. We also sell welding shade clip on's

9500s

9500S    $ 175
Split Lens in Standard Safety Frame

Top 1/3 Didymium
Bottom 2/3 Green Ace IR 3.0



66BK
Our LOW Price: $ 53
The Adjustable Large Frames
Didymium 202ACE

My 5-3/8" wide reading glasses fit inside.

Click here to see how these glasses work.
List Price-$62.00
Our Low Price-$59.00
Sale Price on 66BK 202ACE Didymium - $ 53



66BK3 & 5
Our LOW Price: $ 89

The Adjustable Large Frames
Shade 3 Didymium.
My 5-3/8" wide reading glasses fit inside.

Click here to see how these glasses work.

66BK3 Shade 3
Didymium - $ 89
66BK5 Shade 5
Didymium - $ 89


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9307    $ 74

Didymium 202ACE
Fit Over Rubber

This large stylish rubberized frame can go over most prescription glasses!  My 5-3/4" wide reading glasses fit inside.

Click here to see how fit overs work.




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9308 Listed At: $143
Our Low Price: $ 129
Great visibility for these Shade 3's !!
Also Available in Shade 5
9309 is the Shade 5
Green ACE IR   Shade 3 or Shade5
Fit Over Rubber

This large stylish rubberized frame can go over most prescription glasses! My 5-3/4" wide reading glasses fit inside.

Click here to see how fit overs work.


 

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List Price $143
9309T    $ 129

Tortoise Shell Shade 5
Green ACE IR
Stylish Fit Over

This large stylish frame can go over most prescription glasses! My 5-3/4" wide reading glasses fit inside.

Click here to see how fit overs work.



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List: $295
Our Low Price: $ 250
This large stylish rubberized frame can go over most prescription glasses!
SPLIT LENS Top 1/3 is Didymium - Bottom 2/3 is Green Ace  Lens
Click here to see how fit over works.

#9323 Shade 3-$ 250
#9325 Shade 5-$ 250


Tornado 202ACE Didymium

9628    $ 120
Tornado Frame
Enhanced Didymium 202ACE


 
9630 Cyclone Frame Didymium Lens Glasses
9630    $ 120
Cyclone Frame
Didymium Lens
202ACE



9633    $ 155
Cyclone Frame
IR Shade 3.0 Lens


9635 Cyclone Frame IR Shade 5 Lens Glasses

9635    $ 155
Cyclone Frame
IR Shade 5.0 Lens




9629    $ 129
Assurance
Didymium 202ACE Lens

in a great looking metallic frame. 146mm overall width. Hard case included.

Click here to see these glasses modeled.



93020 Enhanced Didymium Lens in Rubberized Black Frame Glasses

93020 Listed At: $120
Our LOW Price: $ 109

Rubberized Black Frame

Didymium  202ACE Lens

93023 Boroscopes Shade 3 Protective Lens Glasses

93023 and 93025
Our Low Price: $ 129

Rubberized Black Frame
93023
Green ACE IR Shade 3 Lens


93025
Green ACE Shade 5 lens


375T Listed At: $70
Our LOW Price: $ 60
Tortoise Frame
Didymium  202ACE Lens


375B Tortoise Black Frames!

375B List Price: $70
Our LOW Price: $ 60

Tortoise Black Frame
Didymium  202ACE Lens



W200BL STAR FRAMES

W200BL Listed At: $90
Our Low Price: $ 80

Star Frame Blue
Didymium  202ACE Lens


W200B STAR FRAMES IN BLACK

W200B List Price: $90
Our LOW Price: $ 80

Star Frame Black
Didymium  202ACE Lens


Spider Frames In Red

230R Listed At: $90
Our LOW Price: $ 80

Spider Frames Red
Didymium  202ACE Lens


Spider Frames In Black

230B List Price: $90
Our LOW Price: $ 80

Spider Frame Black
Didymium  202ACE Lens


 92010 Enhanced Didymium Lens Rec Specs MAXX Silver Frame Glasses with Hard Case
92010    $ 119
Didymium  202ACE Lens

Rec Specs MAXX Silver Frame

Hard Case Included


92013 Boroscope Lens Rec Specs MAXX Silver Frame Glasses

92013 Listed at: $140
Our Low Pirce: $ 129

Green ACE IR Lens 3.0

Rec Specs MAXX Silver Frame


92023

92023 Listed At: $295
Our Low Price: $ 250
3.0+ Lens Rec Specs MAXX Silver Frame

Top 1/3 is Enhanced Didymium, Bottom 2/3 is Green Ace IR



92025

92025 Listed at: $295
Our Low Price: $ 250
5.0+ Lens Rec Specs MAXX Silver Frame

Top 1/3 is Enhanced Didymium, Bottom 2/3 is Green Ace IR



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812S2   $ 119
CoolEye Didymium  202ACE Lens

Cool Black Plastic Wrap Around Frame

140mm overall width


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812S3   $ 250
CoolEye Split Lens

Top 1/3 is Enhanced Didymium, Bottom 2/3 is Green Ace IR 3.0+ Lens

140mm overall width



940 Enhance Didymium Lens Uptown Frame Temple to Temple 5-1/16" Glasses

940    $ 67
Didymium  202ACE Lens

Uptown Frame
Temple to Temple 5-1/16"



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812S5   $ 250
CoolEye Split Lens

Top 1/3 is Enhanced Didymium
Bottom 2/3 is Green Ace IR 5.0+ Lens

140mm overall width



92T Enhanced Didymium Lens In a Stylish Titanium Frame (lightweight) Glasses

92T    $ 119
Didymium  202ACE Lens In a Stylish Titanium Frame with Side Shields

This frame is extremely lightweight.



92TB Boroscopes Shade 3 Protective Lens in a Stylish Lightweight Titanium Frame with Spring Hinges Glasses

92TB    $ 154
Green Ace IR 3.0 Protective Lens

In a Stylish Titanium Frame with spring hinges. This frame is extremely lightweight.



9C50 Enhanced Didymium Lens Clip-On Shades 50mm for Glasses

9C50    $ 89
Didymium 202ACE
Lens Clip On

50mm



952GB Boroscope Lens Shade 3 Sports Goggles

952GB3   $ 155
GreenACE IR 3.0 Lens Sports Goggles

Look at the bottom of this page for more about GreenACE IR



Enanced Didymium Lens in a Patriot Frame with Adjustable Temple Bars: Glasses

9P    $ 79
Didymium 202ACE Lens in a Patriot Frame with adjustable temple bars



 952GB Boroscope Lens Shade 3 Sports Goggles

952GB5   $ 155
GreenACE IR 5.0 Lens Sports Goggles

Look at the bottom of this page for more about GreenACE IR



951G Enhanced Didymium Sports Goggles

951G    $ 120
Didymium  202ACE Lens Sports Goggles


Sundance Exclusive

953GS Split Lens Top 1/3: Enhanced Didymium, Bottom 2/3 Shade 5 Boroscope Sports Goggles

953GS    $ 230

Split Lens Sports Goggles

Top 1/3 is Enhanced Didymium 202ACE
Bottom 2/3 is GreenACE IR 3.0

9M Enhanced Didymium Lens Glasses With Your Choice of Magnification

9M    $ 125

Didymium  202ACE Lens Prescription Reading Glasses

Now those of you poor close vision (like me) can see perfectly - with a Stylish Frame

Magnification Options:
100's - #9M100
125's - #9M125
150's - #9M150
175's - #9M175
200's - #9M200
250's - #9M250
300's - #9M300






Sundance Exclusive

953GS Split Lens Top 1/3: Enhanced Didymium, Bottom 2/3 Shade 5 Boroscope Sports Goggles

955GS    $ 230
Split Lens Sports Goggles

Top 1/3 is Enhanced Didymium 202ACE
Bottom 2/3 is GreenACE IR 5.0





9700BMS
9700BMS    $ 160


Didymium  202ACE Lens Bench Mount Shield
Shield is4"x5"
The flexible neck is 25" long


These are not Didymiums. Usually used in combination with the didymium glasses shown above in the left column on this page. Using the below glasses is an inexpensive way to add more protection to the above didymiums. It is common for people working with borosilicate glass, (when the flame is extra bright, or when fuming metals onto the glass) to use the below glass in conjunction with the above didymium. The below glasses provides good UV and IR protection that Didymiums do not provide. If you are not as much concerned about cost, then do not use these. Use the glasses in the above right hand column, the Green ACE IR's. They do everything.
Clip-On Shade 3 and 5 Welding for Glasses
IR Shade 3 Clip On - #903; $ 26
IR Shade 5 Clip On - #905; $ 26

These clip on lenses can be used with didymium glasses to enhance your eye protection while working. A darker shade will provide more protection against UV and IR rays, but will also reduce visibility.

Click here to see these modeled.


 
 
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IR Shade 2 Glasses - #9092; $ 18
IR Shade 3 Glasses - #9093; $ 18
IR Shade 5 Glasses - #9095; $ 18

These will fit over glasses smaller than 132mm, or 5-1/8".

The higher the shade number, the darker the lens, which makes for less visibility. The higher the shade number, the more UV and IR protection.

The 940 didymium glasses (which are further up the page) will fit inside these glasses, along with other types. Unfortunately the inexpensive 9301's do not fit in this frame.


 

92013 Boroscope Lens Rec Specs MAXX Silver Frame Glasses

More about GreenACE IR (formerly Boroscopes)

Green ACE IR are designed to meet the need for the extra UV and IR protection needed when working on borosilicate glass. Green ACE IR are specially formulated glass filter lenses that the manufacture exclusively owns. These lenses have been developed for the lampworking and glassblowing markets. This revolutionary product is dramatically lighter than conventional laminated products and comes in a full coverage lens which is a higher quality design because there are no areas without shading. Green ACE IR should be worn when working on hard glass projects where regular didymium lenses are not adequate due to the fact of insufficient filtration of ultra violet and infrared absorption.

Liability Disclaimer:
We are not optometrists and can only make suggestions concerning eye protection. There are many types of eye protection available. The manufacture and Sundance Art Glass does not accept any liability concerning eye damage arising from the use, misuse, or non-use of any eyewear products we sell. We can only recommend the highest level of protection.


Faceshield. Blocks flying glass and reflects heat
#75400

Faceshield. Blocks flying glass and reflects heat
#75403

Faceshield. Blocks flying glass and reflects heat
#75405

Faceshield. Blocks flying glass and reflects heat
The Animal

Face Shields


Visor - Includes face shield and headgear.

Clear Shield
#75400; $17

IR Shade 3 Shield
#75403; $34 34

IR Shade 5 Shield
#75405; $34 34

This clear face shield protects against flying glass and debris when you're fuming metals. However, it does not provide protection against UV rays, IR rays or solar flare, so we recommend using additional protective eyewear.

The Shade 3 and 5 shields protect against UV & IR rays, flying glass and debris when you're fuming metals. However, they do not provide protection against solar flare, so we recommend using additional protective eyewear with these, as well.

The shade 3 & 5 shields are also ideal for the image conscious, or those who simply don't want to be sunburned by their kiln
or torch. Shade 3 or 5 glasses offer only eye protection, whereas these shields offer full-face protection.

What's the difference between Shade 3 or 5?
Click Here to see a chart of the differences. You will notice minimal difference in UV and IR protection between shades but a whole lot of reduced visibility as the shade darkens.



 
   


Face Shield - The Animal

2 piece face shield with goggles, face mask with head strap

Clear Shield
 #10340 - $24

IR Shade 3 Shield
#10343 - $34

IR Shade 5 Shield #10345 - $34


Not just a face shield, but a 2 piece unit. Lower mask separates from the Goggles! Protects against flying glass and the shade 3 or 5 blocks lots of the UV and IR (but non of the Yellow Flare, use didymium glasses for that) - use proper filtering safety glasses eyewear as usual. Also protects the face from sunburn from the flame. Also protection from fuming gold or silver. When fuming metal, the metal actually "explodes" and microscopic metal debris shoots off in all directions at 60 miles per hour imbedding in walls and in your face.


What's the difference between Shade 3 or 5? Click Here to see a chart of the differences. You will notice minimal difference in UV and IR protection between shades but a whole lot of reduced visibility as the shade darkens.




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