Prescription safety glasses come in all sorts of great wraparound styles that don’t require side shields, but can they all take my prescription?
Most people don’t want side shields on their prescription safety glasses. They’d much rather have a cool wraparound frame that gives them equal or better coverage compared to prescription safety glasses with side shields.
The dilemma here is that not all wraparound-style prescription safety glasses can take all prescriptions. Most frames with lens curvature have limits on what prescriptions will work in them, and for good reason: if you have a high prescription and try to put it into a curved lens, you’re going to have distortion, headaches, and bad vision if you try to use it. Aside from being obviously unusable, prescription safety glasses with high prescriptions in wraparound frames also defeat their purpose if you can’t see well out of them. That’s the farthest thing from safe.
There is another issue with the subject of prescription safety glasses and high prescriptions: not all wraparound safety frames are equal, and what doesn’t work in one might actually work in another.
Prescription safety glasses in wraparound frames look better, are more comfortable, and tend to last longer than prescription safety glasses in flat frames with side shields. If you are shopping for prescription safety glasses online and can get a wraparound, we suggest that you do. Safety eyewear is safer when it’s comfortable and looks good because, if you like to wear it, you’re less likely to skip the safety glasses to cut corners.
If you have any questions about prescription safety glasses, prescription limits, or wraparound frames, give us a call or leave your question in the comments! Also, if you have any comments or anything to add to the discussion, please leave it below. We’d love to know what you have experienced while shopping for prescription safety glasses.
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