The BoroTruView shade 3.0 & 5.0 lenses are high-quality polycarbonate lenses, especially formulated to offer excellent color recognition when working with colored glass. Made for the lampworking and hot glass worker, the IR filter is a color neutral, so you will be able to see the different colors of the glass and the heat being applied. In addition, these lenses provide outstanding UV and IR protection.

BoroTruView Lenses

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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.


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


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.


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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