Canadian Manufacturing

Glasses manufacturer Clearly donates 60,000 face shields and 1,000 safety glasses

Face shields will be distributed to facilities across the country through Public Health Canada, based on need

May 5, 2020  by CM Staff

Clearly safety glasses. PHOTO: Clearly


VANCOUVER — After learning of the shortage of personal protective equipment within hospitals and other healthcare facilities, Vancouver-based glasses manufacturer and distributor Clearly says it devised a strategy to donate protective eyewear to frontline workers across the country.

As a first step, on April 2 Clearly provided an emergency donation of 1,052 safety glasses to the Vancouver Coastal Health network, for workers to use as a temporary alternative to face shields.

Clearly says it has also been working with its suppliers and manufacturers to ramp up the production of personal protective equipment.

So far, the organization has produced and donated 60,000 face shields to the federal government, which will be distributed to facilities across the country through Public Health Canada, based on need.

CEO Arnaud Bussieres said in a statement: “We believe it is our duty to utilize our resources and network to support Canadian frontline workers during this crucial time. Speaking on behalf of myself and the Clearly team, we are incredibly appreciative of the efforts of those who are fighting the virus in our communities each day.”