Laser Safety Eyewear offer wrap-around protection.

Press Release Summary:

Featuring detachable prescription insert frame that fits from +3.0 to -3.0 diopters, Glendale XC® laser safety spectacles are designed with Multi-Material Technology®, which cushions every point of contact with wearer's face for impact resistance and comfort. Dual 9-base wrap-around polymer lens extends protection to over 180°, providing uninterrupted peripheral vision and reducing exposure to light from lasers. Lenses also feature anti-fog coating.

Original Press Release:

GPT Glendale, Inc. Introduces Glendale XC® for the Utmost Comfort and Coverage in Laser Safety Eyewear

Innovative Multi-Material Technology® (MMT) Provides Superior Comfort

Prescription Insert Offers Alternative for Rx Wearers

SMITHFIELD, R.I. - April 11, 2006 - GPT Glendale, Inc., the world leader in laser eyewear, has introduced Glendale XC, the first laser safety spectacle to feature the combination of incomparable wrap-around protection, style, comfort and a prescription insert. Glendale's patented Multi-Material Technology (MMT) cushions every point of contact with the worker's face for unparalleled comfort and impact resistance. Renowned for innovation, Glendale's newest offering provides the extra coverage, style and protection that laser workers require.

The patented, dual 9-base wrap-around polymer lens extends protection to more than 180 degrees of coverage, providing uninterrupted peripheral vision and reducing exposure to light from lasers - more than any other spectacle in the industry. Every pair of the Glendale XC comes with a detachable prescription insert frame that fits from +3.0 to -3.0 diopters. Prescriptions can be filled by any local optician. Glendale XC lenses also feature anti-fog coating for humid or extreme conditions.

MMT, Glendale's state-of-the-art molding technology, combines multiple materials to produce a featherweight frame. The soft brow guard and flexible "fingers" cushion every point of contact with the face, brow, nose and ear. Glendale XC eyewear also features adjustable temple length and lens inclination, making it the most adjustable and comfortable laser eyewear product on the market.

"The new Glendale XC line of laser eyewear incorporates the industry's most advanced materials and forms," said Lisa Crowell, product manager for Glendale. "It is specially designed to provide industry-leading protection and unsurpassed all-day comfort."

Available for use with today's most common lasers, all models of Glendale XC meet ANSI Z87+ high mass velocity and impact requirements as well as ANSI Z136.1 and all international laser safety standards. A storage case and hang cord are included with every pair of Glendale XC safety eyewear, and all Glendale frames are backed by a lifetime guarantee.

To order Glendale XC eyewear, contact your local laser or safety distributor, or call 1-800-500-4739 to find the distributor in your area. To learn more about Glendale Laser eyewear, please visit

About Glendale Polymer Eyewear

Glendale Polymer styles feature fully integrated dyes for superior protection and are designed to maximize visibility while providing unsurpassed attenuation by narrowing the absorption band to the specific laser wavelengths. All products are manufactured to stringent European and ANSI standards in an ISO certified state-of-the-art facility.

About Bacou-Dalloz

Bacou-Dalloz is the world leader in the design, manufacture and sale of personal protective equipment, offering a comprehensive range of safety products designed to protect people from hazards in the workplace. The Group specializes in head protection equipment (eye and face, respiratory and hearing protection), body protection equipment (clothing, gloves and footwear) and fall protection equipment. With a worldwide presence and over 6,000 employees, Bacou-Dalloz endeavors to contribute to ongoing improvements in workplace health and safety by providing innovative, comfort-engineered products that workers want to wear. The Group's products are sold through a worldwide network of distributor partners for use in all sectors of activity (construction, manufacturing, telecommunications, homeland security, petrochemicals, medical, public services, etc.). Bacou-Dalloz is listed on the Premier Marché of the Euronext stock exchange in Paris, and is part of the SBF 120 index.

GPT Glendale, Inc.
A Bacou-Dalloz Company
10 Thurber Boulevard
Smithfield, R.I. 02917-1874

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