Most prescription safety glasses on our web site have the prescription lens directly in the frame: right where you’d expect it to be. But some safety glasses require special prescription inserts.
There are some styles we carry, however, that have a front lens, or a shield, and behind it (between the front lens and your eyes) there is an insert that holds your prescription lenses. Many people avoid this because they don’t like the look of inserts and because they are more prone to problems like fogging and streaks. There are some instances, however, where prescription inserts are better or even mandatory.
Here are some useful things to know about prescription safety glasses with inserts:
Prescription inserts have their place, and the majority of our customers do not need them. A few common times that they’re necessary, however, are: winter sports (skiing, snowmobiling, snowboarding, etc.), motocross, ballistic safety (for military use), many industrial environments, and first response tasks which require a respirator.
Used in the proper way, prescription inserts will be unnoticeable after repeated use, and they will make your work or sport safer and more efficient. Most important to their use is proper care and maintenance. Fogging or lack of clarity can be perilous in life or death situations, so we urge you to invest in anti-fog paste and a proper case or pouch for storage.
You alone are responsible for ensuring that your protective equipment is appropriate and ready to be used. Be smart, stay safe, thank you for your service, and thanks for reading!
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