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Prescription Safety Glasses - ANSI Z87.1 Rated


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Frequently Asked Questions

What are Z87 Prescription Safety Glasses?

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is an independent testing organization that issues safety ratings that are approved by OSHA. Z87.1 is the rating for all safety glasses. This means the glasses meet the ANSI rating and are acceptable at any worksite or where safety glasses are required.

Do Rx safety glasses have UV protection?

Some brands do have safety frames with UV protection such as Wiley X and certain Oakley. Polycarbonate lenses which is standard for safety glasses provide UV protection, but additional coatings can provide even more protection.

Can ANSI Z87 safety glasses have prescription lenses?

Safety glasses are available in non-RX, RX, and non-RX fit-over-glasses variations. There are many prescription safety glasses from many popular brands to choose from. Prescription limitations may vary across certain styles of frames.

How do you tell if glasses are safety rated?

Both safety frames and safety lenses are required to be stamped to show they are ANSI rated. Frames are typically stamped inside the temples or on the insides of the side shields. Lenses are stamped outside the field of view with an insignia from the lab that produces the lenses.

Does an employer have to pay for prescription safety glasses?

On May 15, 2008, OSHA began to require that employers pay for employees’ prescription safety glasses when they are required and the protection remains on company property. Many employers provide an allowance for employees to purchase the safety eyewear on their own.

Do you ship prescription safety glasses to Canada?

Safety Gear Pro can ship your prescription safety glasses and safety goggles to USA and Canada.

Which prescription safety glasses are best for me?

Everyone’s safety glasses needs are a little different. The best pair for one person in one situation may be different from the best pair for another. Consider what you will be using the glasses for. Some common uses include machinery work, lab work, sports and military.

If you are using the RX safety glasses for work, there may be certain standards that you have to meet such as an ANSI rating or Military Performance rating. Additionally, you may want goggles with a headband if you plan to use them for recreation.

Some other considerations include side protection and UV protection. Once you know the features of the glasses you need, simply find a pair that are comfortable. Safety Gear Pro offers prescription lenses in nearly all our frames. You have a huge selection to pick from!

What Is the cost for having prescription safety glasses?

If you need prescription safety glasses, we can help you get them at an affordable price. Our frames start at less than $20. The pricing for adding a prescription varies depending on the features you want but starts at a little under $50. Check the product page for a pair of frames you are interested in.

Your safety glasses prescription may be covered by vision insurance and can be paid for with an HSA or flex spending account. This makes the out-of-pocket expense for many customers even more affordable

What are prescription safety lenses made from?

The industry standard material is polycarbonate for prescription safety glasses. Polycarbonate is impact-resistant and shatter-proof. It can be customized with various coatings and tints and is effective for single vision and multifocal lenses. These options vary depending on the frame. For information on a specific pair of frames, check the product page and select the “add prescription lens” option.

Can I get tinted prescription safety glasses?

Yes, you can get various tints and coatings for your prescription safety glasses. Tints are popular for outdoor careers that require safety glasses. Photochromic lenses are available for those that want tinted lenses in sunlight and clear lenses indoors.

Can I get progressive lenses for my safety glasses?

Progressive lenses are available for prescription safety glasses. Progressive, bifocal, and single vision lenses are available for most frames, with some limitations on high base curve frames. Lower base curve frames can also accommodate high prescriptions, so that all prescription strengths are covered by prescription safety eyeglasses.


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