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Listed here are light filtering eyewear to filter out the harmful and obscuring light produced while lampworking.

Arrow Vision - AV 2000
Lens Option Descriptions

FRAME AND VIEWING OPTIONS

Small Economy Frame
  3 Lens Choices, from $79.50 to $105.00

Small Economy TN

Plastic, smoke gray, safety frames with permanently attached side shields, have been a safety glasses industry standard for many years.

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Fitover Frame
  3 Lens Choices, from $106.00 to $155.00

Fitover Frame TN1

The Fitover is a comfortable, lightweight, and durable black rubberized nylon frame that is designed to fit over prescription eyewear. These glasses will fit over almost any style of glasses with comfort. Equally comfortable by themselves.

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Downtown Designer Black Frame
  3 Lens Choices, from $119.00 to $140.00

Downtown Designer Black TN

Black plastic, lightweight, durable frames have a comfortable uniform fit.

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Clip-On – Metal Frame
  ACE only, more than a dozen sizes ..... $89.00

Clip-On TN

Available in more than a dozen sizes, Clip-On frames do just that. They clip onto your existing prescription eyewear.

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Sheet Glass
  $139.00

Sheet Glass TN

4-1/4" X 5-1/8" ACE plate sheet glass.

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ACE and Green ACE 3 - 5 TN

ACE Lenses
From left to right: ACE, Green ACE #3, Green ACE #5
The actual color of the lens will look different when viewing incandescent verses fluorescent light, as well as on different computer monitors.

Whether you know them as AV 2000, Phillips 202, or one of several other trade names, ACE is the name Schott calls their most popular lampworking filter lens. ACE exceeds light filtering in the UV (ultra violet), near IR (infrared) and sodium flare spectrums than the old rose didymium lenses. Sodium flare is the bright yellow orange light that hot glass produces while in the flame, It is also what irritates and fatigues your eyes the most. In addition, ACE color enhances red, blue and green, making it easier to see a glass' true color and judge its temperature while you work.

Green ACE Lenses
Green ACE, also known as Boroscopes Version 2, is a lens that gives extra protection in the UV, IR, and of particular notice, the bright glow that very hot glass gives off, while still eliminating nearly all the sodium flare as regular ACE does. This is important when working hard glass (borosilicate), and especially hard glass colors, because hard glass is generally worked at hotter temperatures. These hotter temperatures increase all of these levels, to the point of becoming potentially harmful, as well as being uncomfortable, if not properly filtered. Green ACE #3 and the even darker #5 are considerably darker than regular ACE. The #3 shade is generally adequate for most hard glass lampworking, if the glass is worked at lower to moderate temperatures. The darker #5 shade is suggested for working conditions where the glass becomes so hot that it has an excessive brightness and/or the work piece is very large. Regular ACE lenses can work for use with hard glass, if and only if, you work the glass at cooler temperatures and the glass does not have a very bright glow. Green ACE does tend to flatten out colors.

Split Lenses
ACE and Green ACE lenses are also available within the same frames. See Microlite 8 Split Lens below.

All frames come with case and retainer cord.
Single Vision Prescription available for only $80.00 more. When submitting prescription, please make sure your prescription includes the pupillary distance (PD) for both near and far.

Liability Disclaimer
Arrow Springs employees are not optometrists and can only make suggestions concerning eye protection. Arrow Springs does not accept any liability concerning eye damage arising from the use, misuse, or non-use of any eyewear products we sell. For answers to specific questions regarding your eyes, contact your optometrist.

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