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Wiley X[R] Supports Workplace Eye Wellness Month, Offers Full Line of OSHA-Grade Protective Eyewear Systems.

Leading Provider of Eyewear for Military Special Forces Highlights Importance of Proper Vision Protection for American Workers

LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Wiley X([R]) Eyewear is proud to support Workplace Eye Wellness Month, a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of work-related eye injuries and educate America's workforce about the importance of proper vision protection.

According to statistics from Prevent Blindness America, more than 700,000 Americans injure their eyes at work each year. This same study finds that 90% of all workplace eye injuries could be prevented by using proper safety eyewear. Wiley X launched its extensive Safety Series of performance protective eyewear products, designed to provide American workers with the same proven High Velocity Protection (HVP[TM]) found in many Wiley X styles utilized on the field of battle.

Each pair of Wiley X sunglasses -- whether intended for work, play or tactical use -- offers an advanced level of protection. All Wiley X Eyewear models meet the coveted ANSI Z87.1-2003 rating for high velocity and high mass impact and optical performance standards. To pass this rigorous test, all Wiley X frames and lenses must be able to withstand repeated strikes from a .25-caliber projectile fired at 150 fps, as well as the impact of a pointed, 1.1-lb. projectile dropped from a height of 50 inches.

Among Wiley X's Safety Series products are seven Climate Control[TM] series models -- the new Curve, as well as the popular Jake, AirRage, Blink, Airborne, Brick and Rout. Each of these models features Wiley X's patented removable, soft foam Facial Cavity Seal to keep wind, dust and debris out of the wearers' eyes. Wiley X's Top Down[TM] Ventilation System increases comfort for the wearer and reduces fogging, even during strenuous work activities. Wiley X's Safety line also includes the Changeable Series models like the XL-1 Advanced and Saber Advanced which allow for easy removal and replacement of lenses to adapt to changing work conditions. The Active Series models, like the popular P-17, and Goggles like the battlefield proven SG-1 are also widely chosen in the workplace.

In addition to protection from various workplace injuries, Wiley X's range of available shatterproof Selenite[TM] polycarbonate lenses are engineered to enhance visual acuity and reduce eyestrain under almost all working conditions. Each product in Wiley X's Safety line is also prescription ready, further enhancing comfort and safety by eliminating the need for inferior protective glasses to be worn over prescription eyewear.

Wiley X's superior design, technology and comfort are the primary factors commercial and industrial employers mention for their workers wanting to wear their safety glasses. "American workers demand similar protection of the American soldier. This was the concept behind the launch of our Safety Series products," said Wiley X Eyewear President of Sales Myles Freeman, Jr. "We knew that if we could combine the highest level of protection with style and comfort, workers would be more likely to actually wear the eye protection they need. We fully support the message of Workplace Eye Wellness Month, and appreciate this important effort to raise overall awareness of protecting a worker's most valuable asset -- his vision," added Freeman.

For more information about the Wiley X Safety Series line of products -- or the company's full line of high performance eyewear for work and play -- visit Wiley X Eyewear at 7800 Patterson Pass Road, Livermore, CA 94550 -- Telephone: (800) 776-7842 -- Or visit online at www.wileyx.com . For updates on Wiley X pro athletes and events, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wileyxeyewear.

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