- AGW-203/BORO 3
Why Do I Need These?
The torch used to make ultra crazy epic glass creations is like a small burning hunk of sun. If it’s not healthy to star at the sun from millions of miles away, it’s sure as hell not safe to look at it from 2 feet away! When working with glass at the torch a whole slew of eye obliterating things are emitted; Infrared Radiation (IR), ultraviolet radiation (UV), High Energy Visible (HEV) Light, and High Intensity Visible (HIV) light. Though not necessarily harmful, sodium flare is also emitted and can be a huge distraction!
Sodium flare is just downright obnoxious and prevents you from seeing the details of what your working on which are quite often the most beautiful aspects of a composition. Now, if you are exposing your eyes to intense IR, UV, HEV, and HIV light for long periods of time while working at the torch you might as well roast your eyes over a campfire and make s’mores out of them. IR is the main concern for people who work with borosilicate glass, or other similar materials that need to be worked with at much high temperatures and burn brighter than soft glass, and can easily cause long-term un-correctable damage. UV, though damaging, is easily blocked by any regular pair of sunglasses so it is not as much of a concern. Overexposure to HEV and HIV light can wreck your night vision and expedite macular degeneration: the natural degradation of the structures that make up your eyes, resulting in the giant foot thick dorky glasses our grandparents wear. I think we all agree that we would like to put off wearing those glasses for as long as possible….
Aura lenses is our solution and the best solution possible for you to work in complete comfort, in the safest possible conditions for your eyes, and to be able to see what you’re working on as clear as day! Mike at Aura is a magician, using wizardry, the finest raw materials, and love to make the best glass working lenses in the galaxy. DASH-40 lenses are recommended solely for soft glass as they do not sufficiently protect against IR and let a bit too much light in to work with borosilicate glass. The AGW-203 and AGW-250/5 lenses are the pinnacle of borosilicate eyewear and protect against all the gnarly things mentioned above: IR, UV, HIV, and HEV! The main difference between the two lenses is light transmission. The shade 3’s are for marble, pendants, and small works, where as the shade 5’s are for much larger works using much more brilliant colors! As always, if you have any further questions or reservations please don’t hesitate to reach out and ask away!
Lightweight frame specifically designed for maximum comfort
Durable polycarbonate frame made to take a beating
Optimum impact resist frame material
Insane amounts of style
Lenses from Aura - available in AGW-203, AGW-250/5 and DASH-40
Flexible thermoplastic memory frame
Ideal for the everyday glassblower and lampworker
Frame: 5.7 in.
Height: 2.1 in.
The arms are exactly 5.5 in. long
Branded microfiber pouch to keep your sunnies safe
Exclusive sticker that sticks to any object
Envy from all of your friends
Relaxation for your eyes
ACE 202 - blocks UV and sodium flare and is used with torch work for bead making and silver soldering. This is the traditional glass lens often referred to as "rose glass" or "didymium."
G3 - The Green Ace 3 blocks infrared (IR), and sodium flare. Shade 3.0 is used for smaller torch work with borosilicate glass such as marbles or pendants, as well as clear glass.
G5 - The Green ACE 5 blocks IR, UV, and sodium flare. Shade 5.0 is used by people doing larger borosilicate torch work such as large vessels, colored borosilicate, and torch work with thick rods.
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