Palmero Healthcare launches additional styles of safety eyewear

November 21, 2018

The three new ProVision line styles will be available in January 2019.

Palmero Healthcare, the leader in dental safety eyewear and a Hu-Friedy subsidiary, announces the addition of three new styles of safety eyewear to its ProVision® line: ProVision® Econo Tilts, ProVision® Rainbow™ and ProVision® Econowrap Mini Bonding™. Available in January 2019.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s Policy on Patient Safety recognizes safety as an essential component of quality oral health care for infants, children, adolescents and those with special healthcare needs. The policy emphasizes procedural protocols that protect the patient and minimize opportunity for injury during delivery of care including using protective eyewear.

“We’ve learned that most dental offices are not aware that there are small pediatric sizes of protective eyewear that are ANSI certified,” says Karen Neiner, president of Palmero Healthcare.

In its effort to help dental professionals avoid the risk of eye injury to their young patients, Palmero Healthcare has designed two new lines of safety eyewear for children: ProVision Rainbow and ProVision Econowrap Mini Bonding.

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ProVision Rainbow puts younger patients at ease with fun, brightly colored patient eyewear. Designed to fit smaller faces, these economical options with flexible temples come in packs of 12 with six vibrant colors and make it easy and fun to have pediatric patients wear their safety glasses. ProVision Rainbow safety eyewear reportedly feature a scratch-resistant, 100 percent polycarbonate grey-tinted lens that is said to have a calming effect for young patients by reducing the effect of harsh operatory lights. This new safety eyewear reportedly provides ultimate protection blocking up to 99.9 percent of UVA and UVB rays and meets the ANSI Z87.1 safety standard of impact protection.


ProVision Econowrap Mini Bonding is part of Palmero’s Wraparound Collection featuring an orange polycarbonate lens for maximum protection to prevent ocular damage, while blocking blue light rays between 385-500 nm, which exceeds the blue light wavelengths of 450-495 nm. This mini version of the popular full-size sleek, bonding eyewear comes with the same great features and benefits. The distortion-free, wraparound lens is designed to offer superior peripheral vision and protection, filtering up to 99.9 percent of blue, UVA and UVB rays. Comfortable, lightweight, fog-free and scratch-resistant, ProVision Econowrap Bonding also meets the ANSI Z87.1 standard.

Dental professionals continually perform tasks placing them and their patients at risk for exposure to blood, saliva and respiratory droplets. Palmero recommends dental professionals implement an Eye Conservation Program.

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“We advise dental professionals to use the four Cs of safety eyewear: certified, clarity, comfort and compliance,” Neiner says.

  • Certified: Safety eyewear should incorporate a wraparound design for full coverage and meet industry standards and guidelines for lens, cornea, and retina protection (ANSI Z87.1, OSHA, and CDC). It must be manufactured from high impact-resistant materials to protect from flying debris and projectiles and encompass a special bonding lens to filter out damaging blue light (400 nm- 500 nm) levels to the retina.

  • Clarity: Anti-fog coating, scratch-resistant technologies and superior lens designs provide excellent optics for visual acuity.

  • Comfort: There are many styles with a broad range of frame, temple and nose bridge designs. Individualized fit provides all day security and optimal comfort.

  • Compliance: All practitioners should be willing to use safety eyewear for everyone in every procedure, every day.

Palmero’s New ProVision Safety Eyewear are said to meet the four Cs and protect all patients and dental practitioners against spray, splash and splatter for infection control; eliminate blue light exposure; and protect from high impact flying projectiles that can cause permanent damage to the eye.