Personal Protection Equipment:
Eye Protection

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Hard work demands hard-working gear

Vanguard Fire & Safety is the exclusive distributor for MCR Safety in Africa. MCR Safety has more than thirty years of experience as a leader in the field of personal protective equipment (PPE).

MCR Safety’s combined standard-setting products and industry-defining levels of service are backed by an unwavering commitment to excellence.

Three product brands — Memphis Glove, Crews Glasses, River City Garment — make up the heart of MCR Safety. MCR Safety was born out of the union of Memphis Glove, Crews Incorporated, and River City Protective Wear. These three industrial safety companies bonded with the goal of providing the best equipment at the most competitive prices, and with service that is second-to-none.

People who work hard know MCR safety gear delivers

Our gear defines safety in the PPE categories of Gloves, Glasses, and Garments. Hard work demands hard-working gear, and we’re ready for anything the day throws at us. This is the essence of MCR Safety’s commitment to our products, and to our customers who wear our gear every day of their working lives.

Crews Glasses

Crews Glasses is one of the largest producers of safety glasses in the world. Crews offers the broadest selection of safety glasses anywhere — from economy single-use glasses to safety glasses engineered to achieve a military ballistic level impact resistance at over 300 metres per second.

The perfect blend of the most comfortable and stylish protective eyewear featuring the latest in product innovation.

Safety eyewear overview

Following are different lens options, their applications, and percentage of visible light transmission for each lens. Please remember that these are general definitions only. Customers should consult with their site safety department or eyewear provider to ensure that the correct lens, spectacle, goggle or face shield is selected for their application.

Duramass® AF4 Anti-fog Coating: Provides excellent anti-fogging characteristics in high humidity environments where sudden shifts in temperature occur.
Duramass® Scratch-resistant Coating: Provides excellent durability and performance against surface lens scratching in harsh environments.

Lens application chart


Provides excellent optics for general applications where impact protection is required. Nominal 85% VLT.

Light Mirror Tint

For optional indoor/outdoor applications. Serves the same purpose as grey lens yet allows more visible light through the lens. Reduces glare from artificial light such as halogen and fluorescent. Nominal 39% VLT.

Blue and Silver Mirror

For outdoor use where sunlight and glare cause eye strain and fatigue. ‘Mirror’ coating reflects light, reducing the amount of light that passes through the lens. Nominal 9% VLT.

Light Brown

Outdoor applications where sunlight and glare cause eye strain and fatigue. Meets colour traffic signal recognition requirements. Nominal 24% VLT.


For outdoor use where light and glare can cause eye strain and fatigue. Nominal 12% VLT.


Enhances contrast while reducing all colours equally for optimum colour recognition. Ideal for indoor inspection. 55% VLT


Blocks the blue portion of the visible light spectrum, creating maximum contrast enhancement, particularly in low light. Nominal 85% VLT.

Dark Brown

Outdoor protection from glare and reflection. This product is a code 2 shade 3 filter approved to AS/NZS 1338.2. Code 2 filters may effect colour perception for some wearers.

Light Blue

Serves the same purpose as the grey lens, yet allows more visible light through the lens for optional indoor/outdoor applications. Reduces glare from artificial light such as halogen and fluorescent. Nominal 47% VLT.

Filter Shades

Protects against ultra-violet and infrared radiation generated when working with molten metal, and in welding, cutting, soldering and brazing. Please consult your eyewear provider for further information.

Product ranges

Value Series

The Stratos®, BearKat® and Checkmate® 2 are in this range.

Plus series

The Klondike® Plus, Klondike® Metal, Blackjack® Elite, Inertia®, Storm®, and Storm® Welding are in this range.

Premium Series

The Tribal®, Tremor® and ForceFlex® are in this range.


The Stryker™, Verdict® and PGX1® are in this range.

Special Purpose

The Rattler®, Law OTG and RT2 are in this range.


MCR Safety has a wide variety of accessories for safety eyewear. Find out more here.

Contact us

Give us a call or drop us an email.
We are able to provide advice and guidance on products for your particular needs.

Port Elizabeth office:

+27 41 451 2461

Durban office:

+27 31 564 3200

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