EssilorLuxottica’s frame unit Luxottica has converted part of Oakley’s Foothill Ranch factory in Orange County, California, to supply face shields to meet growing demand for protective equipment against the Covid-19 virus.

The 550,000 square foot facility produces Oakley eyewear and goggles and the face shields will be manufactured alongside existing products. Luxottica will donate the first 140,000 face shields to front line workers in hospitals in the U.S..

The face shields will be made from a mix of polycarbonate, acetate, PET or APET. They are compatible with N95 respirator masks and protective eyewear and meet ANSI Z87.1 standards for protection against droplets.