Lampworking Glasses

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Lampworking Glasses from VS Eyewear’s feature prescription and non-prescription safety and designer glasses for every type of hot Lampworking application and associated art. All of our lampworking lenses are optical-quality German glass, and our plastic lenses are optical-quality and scientifically engineered for the best VLT in their class. Lenses include IR, UV, and sodium flare protection, in various shades and combinations of these coverages. If you need Lampworking glasses for artistic or scientific applications we have what you need here.

We have the hot glass eyewear you need for artistic and scientific applications. You can order lampworking safety eyewear with a variety of filters here. These are the filters: BoroView 5.0, BoroTruView 5.0, BoroTruView 3.0, BoroView 3.0, Sodium Flare Poly (SFP),  and Phillips 202 Ace Glass.  We also carry a full line of eyewear in Light Green material for our Hot Glassworkers and Glassblowers

We offer filters for both soft and borosilicate glasses, as well different types of work. There are filters for furnace work (with the option of gathering/slumping), smaller glass work and large glasswork. Plus, depending upon the filter, they are available in polycarbonate or glass lenses.

All of them have different levels of IR and UV protection. There are also different levels of clarity, color recognition and sodium flare blocking. Most of the filters also allow mirror coatings to be added.

Check out our selection of lampworking glasses. We’re confident you will find a solution that meets your needs and has the features and specs you desire. If you need help or more information about our products, we are just one click away: talk to us through our chat, e-mail us at [email protected], or call us at 1.877.872.5780

Lampworking Glasswork is where a torch or lamp melts the glass. Once the glass has melted, it is formed using tools and hand movements. Because it no longer uses oil-fueled lamps, it is sometimes called flameworking and torchworking. It is difficult to know when lampworking was first developed. However, it is possible to identify the origin of lampworking from a collection made of beads in . Murano and Italy were the first to practice the technique. Itinerant glassworkers began to demonstrate lampworking as early as 17th-century. [2] By the middle of the 19th century, lampworking was expanded to produce paperweights. This technique is still popular today. In contrast to glassblowing, lampworking uses a furnace for primary heat. However, torches can also be used.

Lampworking began in an oil lamp. The artist would blow air into the flame using a pipe or foot-powered bellows. Hobbyists often use MAPP gas in portable containers for fuel, while others use oxygen concentrators to provide continuous oxygen.

Lampworking can be used to create art, such as beads, ornaments for Christmas trees, marbles and small vessels. It can also be used to make scientific instruments and glass models of animals and botanical subjects.

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Glassworking Lenses

When working with glass, prioritizing safety is paramount. Glassworking, a captivating craft with diverse techniques, brings unique hazards. Safeguarding your vision necessitates selecting the right eyewear. This buyer’s guide walks you through crucial considerations for choosing optimal glassworking eye protection.

Understanding Glassworking Hazards

Engaging in glassworking exposes you to various hazards jeopardizing your eyes and vision:

Techniques like torchwork emit harmful UV radiation, necessitating protection against long-term eye damage.

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Intense heat from glassblowing or kiln work requires eye protection resistant to high temperatures.

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Working with glass involves chemicals, posing a risk of accidental splashes and potential eye injuries.

During cutting, grinding, or shaping processes, airborne glass fragments may be propelled, presenting a potential hazard for eye injuries.

Choosing the appropriate lens filter is essential when selecting eyeglasses for glassworking. Various types of glass and specific applications demand specific lens filters to enhance both protection and visibility. VS Eyewear offers a range of glassworking lenses, including:

Perfect for soft glass applications and minor glass tasks, this lens delivers superb protection against sodium flare while preserving excellent color recognition and clarity.

Provides well-rounded protection against UV radiation and sodium flare, rendering it a versatile option for a range of glassworking techniques, encompassing soft glass and smaller-scale projects.

Tailored for borosilicate glass and intricate glass tasks, this lens filter provides outstanding protection against UV, IR radiation, and sodium flare, ensuring a clear view of the workpiece.

Designed for borosilicate glass and extensive glass projects, it provides optimal protection against UV, IR, and sodium flare, making it well-suited for high-intensity glasswork.

This filter is ideal for applications involving borosilicate glass and furnace work, including smaller glass projects. It offers outstanding protection against UV, IR, and sodium flare.

Designed for borosilicate glass and furnace work, including large projects. Offers superior protection against UV, IR, and sodium flare for demanding glassworking tasks.

This filter is ideal for applications involving borosilicate glass and furnace work, including smaller glass projects. It offers outstanding protection against UV, IR, and sodium flare.

Lens Materials

The choice of lens materials significantly impacts durability and effectiveness. Common materials include:

Polycarbonate: Known for impact resistance, providing protection against flying glass particles and UV radiation.

Glass: Highly resistant to scratches, offering clear vision and protection against UV radiation and heat. Among our choices, the Phillips 202 filter comes with glass lenses.

Frame Styles & Comfort

Comfort is crucial during extended wear.

VS Eyewear offers various frame styles, including safety glasses, safety glasses with side shields, fitovers, clip-on’s, safety goggles and a broad selection of Designer eyewear. Choose a style that fits securely, provides necessary coverage, and ensures lasting comfort.

Safety glasses offer versatility and are well-suited for a wide range of general glassworking applications, offering essential protection against UV radiation, heat, and airborne glass particles. Models with wraparound frames or side shields provide extensive eye coverage, proving especially beneficial when additional protection on the sides is necessary.

Fitovers are specifically crafted to be worn over prescription eyewear, making them an ideal selection for individuals requiring vision correction. When working with chemicals or situations demanding a complete seal around the eyes, safety goggles stand out as the preferred option, ensuring thorough and comprehensive protection.

Our Sodium Flare Polycarbonate, BoroTruView shade #3, and Phillips 202 lampworking lenses are available in either Single Vision or Progressive prescription corrections. If you have a frame that you like and are comfortable with, you can send us your frame, and we can insert either non-prescription or prescription lenses into your existing frame.

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Compliance with
Safety Standards

Ensure your safety glasses meet industry standards. VS Eyewear glasses comply with ANSI Z87 and EN 166 standards, ensuring quality and safety with our safety frames.

Choose VS Eyewear

A trusted name in glassworking glasses, VS Eyewear is committed to quality and innovation. Their range, featuring various lens filters and styles, ensures a perfect fit for your needs. Prioritize protection, comfort, and innovation with VS Eyewear.

In conclusion, choosing the right glassworking eyewear is crucial. Understand the hazards, select appropriate lens filters and materials, and ensure compliance with safety standards. Trust VS Eyewear for top-quality glasses combining protection, comfort, and innovation – because your eyes deserve the best.

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