The Encon Wraparound NASCAR GT safety glasses have a polycarbonate frame and lenses for impact resistance, and they come with silver-mirror lenses that block 90% of visible light to help protect against bright outdoor glare with a neutral shade that prevents interference with color recognition. The lenses provide 99.9% ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) protection to 385 nanometers, and they have an anti-scratch coating to prolong lens life. The protective eyewear has a rimless lens design to reduce weight on the face, and an officially licensed National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) logo decorates the left temple of the frame. The wraparound frame and 9.75 base curve lenses extend the range of peripheral protection. This eyewear meets the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) Z87.1-2010 high impact standard, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) EN 166 standard, and the Canadian Standards Association (CAN/CSA) Z94.3 - 2007 standard for quality assurance.
Protective eyewear, such as safety glasses or goggles, is worn to shield eyes from hazards, including flying particles, heat, chemicals, and harmful exposure to light. Face shields and helmets may be also be used with protective eyewear, especially when welding or working with molten materials, to provide additional protection. Eyewear is sometimes designed to wrap around the side of the head to extend protection to the periphery; the extent of this protection is measured as "base lens curve." Base lens curve has a typical range of 6 to 12, with a 6 being on the flat end of the scale and a 12 providing the maximum amount of wrap around the head. Protective eyewear is commonly used in the manufacturing and construction industries, among others.
Encon Safety Products, Inc. manufactures personal protection, first-aid, and hazardous-area storage products. The company, founded in 1964 and headquartered in Houston, TX, meets the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008 standard for quality assurance.