Care Guide

Caring for your Polycarbonate Eyewear

The following cleaning procedures are recommended:  

  • Rinse with warm water or warm soapy water  
  • Rinse with clean, clear water  
  • Dry with a soft clean cloth
  • It is best to never clean the lens when dry

Your polycarbonate lens should always be placed in an appropriate protective case when not in use. Never place the front of the lens face down on any surface. With proper care your polycarbonate lenses will give you months of clear, safe vision. Interiors:

How hot was it?

The interior of a car parked in the sun with the windows closed can get awfully hot. Exactly how hot? Take a look at the temperature chart below, with an ambient temperature of 105°.

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Polycarbonate lenses, frames and TPR (Thermoplastic Rubber) in nose pieces and temples are adversely affected by these high temperatures. The heat may cause fractures to appear in the lens.

Do not use eyewear in an industrial setting without first referring to ANSI Z87 2010 (in the United States) or CSA Z94.3 (in Canada), your supervisor or a safety specialist to insure that you are wearing proper protection. Some operations may require machine guards, goggles, face shields, special filter lenses or other safety equipment. Do not make any modifications to safety eyewear. Do not use spectacles for chemical splash or chemical vapor exposure protection.  Do not use safety eyewear for protection against laser light, welding, or other operations, which produce harmful levels of infrared radiation. Do not use ammonia, alkaline cleaners, abrasive cleaning compounds or solvents when cleaning eyewear lenses. Use of certain solvents may lower the impact resistance of the eyewear. Examine eyewear frequently and replace it immediately if there any any signs of damage. Exposure to or contact with chemical vapors or liquids may cause surface cracks or other damage. Protective devices do not provide unlimited protection. Eye and face protective devices are not substitutes for machine guards and other engineering controls. Personal eye and face protective devices alone should not be relied on to provide against hazards, but should be used in conjunction with machine guards, engineering controls, sound manufacturing, and personal safety practices. Tinted lenses offer limited protection against sun glare off other light sources and should not be worn in welding, brazing, or cutting operations. FITTING: When putting on eyewear, use template or elastic strap to guide into a secure and comfortable position. Store in a clean dry area. Hazards for which the protector is appropriate include wood working, power tools, construction sites, and machining.  Crossfire is not responsible for personal injury, property damage or losses incurred while using Crossfire brand products.