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Uvex Launches Industry’s First Safety Goggle with Reading Magnifiers 
Uvex Stealth® Reader Goggle is available in five diopter strengths to protect workers in detail-oriented environments

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uvex_stealthreaderSMITHFIELD, R.I. — July 20, 2010 — Sperian Protection, the world leader in personal protective equipment (PPE), today announced that its flagship eyewear brand, Uvex, has launched the Uvex Stealth® Reader Goggle, the industry’s first safety goggle with reading magnifiers. Available in five diopter strengths ranging from +1.0 to +3.0, the new goggle is ideal for workers who require not only increased magnification for close-up inspection or fine detail work but also the added protection of a goggle.

“The Uvex Stealth family of safety goggles is one of the most popular styles in North America and combines modern design with the best technology and materials,” said David Iannelli, senior product manager for Sperian Eye & Face Protection. “Now workers can enjoy the added benefit of magnifying fine details with the comfort and safety of our top-selling protective goggle to best meet their needs.”

The Uvex Stealth Reader Goggle is available in a clear lens with Uvextreme® anti-fog coating, and its economical lens replacement system extends the life of the goggle. Made in the USA, this goggle meets the ANSI Z87.1-2010 standard for high impact protection as well as the CSA Z94.3 safety standard. Like all Uvex® lenses, the Uvex Stealth Reader Goggle offers 99.9 percent ultra-violet protection.

The Uvex Stealth Reader goggle’s low profile, wrap-around style delivers complete coverage and unobstructed vision on the job. Its wide, adjustable slide headband features pivoting clips for an easy-to-adjust fit for complete comfort, even with hard hats. Its high-quality, soft elastomer body conforms to facial contours for a secure, gap-free fit to provide optimum all-day protection. With multiple models to choose from, the Uvex Stealth family offers workers the protection they need and the selection they want, helping promote a culture of safety in the workplace.

The Uvex Stealth Reader Goggle is available immediately through most distributors. More information about the Uvex Stealth family of safety goggles is available at www.uvex.us.

About Uvex
Uvex is the world’s top-selling protective eyewear brand. Through high-performing products and innovative services, Uvex is the brand that inspires people to heighten awareness, increase productivity and foster a culture of safety in the workplace. For more than 60 years, Uvex has delivered the most advanced coatings, styles and materials to protect workers in every industry. Its commitment to rigorous testing and extensive research and development ensures that every Uvex style meets or exceeds industry safety standards while delivering unparalleled comfort. The brand’s unique service offerings enable safety managers to access Uvex expertise, educational tools, programs and references to build and sustain best-in-class safety platforms. Sperian Protection offers Uvex branded products exclusively in the Americas. For more information please visit www.uvex.us.

About Sperian Protection
With nearly 6,000 employees worldwide, Sperian Protection serves the global personal protective equipment (PPE) industry, providing hearing, eye, respiratory, fall, body and hand protection. As a world leader in multiple PPE categories, Sperian is committed to offering innovative products adapted to high-risk environments so that workers in the manufacturing and services industries can work with confidence. For more information, please visit www.sperian.com. Sperian Protection is listed on NYSE Euronext and is part of the SBF120. It is eligible for the SRD deferred settlement system.

For additional Uvex product information contact:
Sperian Customer Care
900 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, RI 02917
Tel: 800-682-0839
Fax: 800-322-1330
www.uvex.us

Media contact:
Holly Wolfe
Holly Wolfe PR
207-251-3107
Holly@HollyWolfePR.com