Edge History

In 1998, Edge Eyewear pioneered a new revolution to the world of personal protective equipment: Designer Quality Safety Eyewear!

Prior to that day, safety glasses were often reported as uncomfortable, void of lens technology, often noncompliant with safety standards, and with no style or beneficial design features. Seeing the need for change, Edge declared a mission to KEEP PEOPLE SAFE by designing protective eyewear people WANT to wear, thereby reducing eye injury through increased usage and protection. With Edge leading the way in high-tech safety and design, the safety eyewear industry is being transformed, and statistics have shown amazing gains in eyewear usage and reduced eye injuries!

Edge Eyewear became the first company to offer new technologies into the safety eyewear industry such as:

  • Glare-reducing polarized lenses
  • Eye-strain reducing G-15 lenses
  • The world’s first true permanent anti-fog Vapor Shield lenses
  • Depth perception enhancing copper lenses
  • Clarity enhancing Aqua Precision lenses
  • Flexible nylon frames
  • Adjustable nose pieces
  • Wide and slim-fit frames
  • Foam gasket sealed fit frames

Edge’s ground-breaking technologies have forever changed the safety eyewear industry, and they continue to push the limits with what is possible! 

Today, the safety eyewear revolution continues as Edge identifies new markets to serve.  Edge’s focus on eye protection, coupled with the ability to design unique, high-tech, fashion-forward eyewear, has fueled the opportunity to bring safety eyewear from the professional workplace into the sporting and recreational industries as well--from work to play-- where an unexpected 63% of eye injuries were occurring. Alarmed by the statistic, the team at Edge jumped at the challenge to bring eye safety to these new markets, and the results have been well worth the effort!

In 2011, Edge continued to expand and launched its ballistic-rated lenses for military and law enforcement use. Unlike competing tactical brands that got their start in sport and fashion, Edge is unique in that since 1998, its roots have been in safety-rated protective eyewear, proving a smart and logical transition into the tactical world.  The Edge Tactical division quickly spanned the global markets and has a strong focus on the research and development of new technologies to protect those that serve.

In addition to bringing designer protective eyewear to new markets, Edge recognized the need to educate the industry about the safety risks and standards and to help companies build eyewear safety programs.  Developing and offering workplace hazard assessment guides, fit testing, UV Protection guides, and other eye safety assessment tools is a part of Edge’s commitment to helping make job-site safety intuitive, easily accessible, and consistent!  Additionally, Edge’s team has dedicated countless hours, traveling nationally and overseas, to educate and provide training to over 800,000 professionals through a uniquely developed safety certification program. Investing time and resources in the current and upcoming workforce is important, and no one does it better than Edge!

The Edge mission is to protect eyesight across all industries by bridging the gap between safety and fashion, blending technology with design and comfort, and increasing eye safety awareness along the way. Edge is transforming how the world sees protective eyewear!  The Edge team and its carefully-selected business partners are world class in providing a premium brand experience, and we invite you to join Edge in its efforts to improve eyewear safety, protect sight, and empower eyewear choice through forward-thinking technologies and designs!