How To Buy Prescription Safety Glasses
Buying prescription safety glasses online is almost the same as buying regular prescription eyeglasses. You can read our How To Buy Glasses guide, but basically you pick a safety glasses frame, add a lens, choose the "safety lenses" option in the lens wizard, and check out.
Safety Glasses Frames
Prescription safety glasses frames have the ANSI Z87.1 certification. Many stores will sell you a frame without this certification, but on our site, every safety frame will be clearly designated as such.
Safety Glasses Lenses
Prescription safety lenses have a 3mm center thickness. If the frame has an ANSI Z87.1 rating, the lens will also include a monogram. Rx safety glasses lenses will be "shatterproof", and meet ANSI Z87.1-2010 high velocity and high mass impact standards. We offer the world's widest selection of safety lenses, including polycarbonate, high index, Trivex, photochromic transition, bifocal, and even progressive.
Bifocal Safety Glasses
Bifocal safety glasses are necessary when you have some close work, perhaps reading fine print, but you also want to see things in the distance. The lenses meet all of the safety standards, but are also bifocal lenses.
Progressive Safety Glasses
Progressive prescription safety glasses are necessary when you have some close work, perhaps reading fine print, but you also want to see things in the distance. The lenses meet all of the safety standards, but are also progressive lenses, and are sometimes known as "no-line" bifocals.
Transitions Safety Glasses
Photochromic safety lenses are clear indoors, but when exposed to UV radiation they darken. We only sell the highest quality Transitions safety lenses, because they are the world leaders in photochromic lenses. This is a great choice for people that work both indoors and outdoors.
ANSI Z87.1 Certified: What Does It Mean?
ANSI, is the shortened form of the American National Standards Institute. The Institute is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the safety and health of consumers, by approving and issuing testing standards and guidelines for consumers and workers. These are voluntary standards, and a conformity assessment system , not mandated by the government.