Maybe it’s for work, maybe it’s for play, maybe a little of both, but you’re in the market for safety glasses.
You need the protection and piece of mind that comes with ANSI-approved, impact-resistant polycarbonate lenses, the perfect lens material to keep you safe from wayward shards of glass, splinters, metal filings, flying debris, sawdust, chemical splashes, windblown grit, and a host of other eye hazards.
Since you wear corrective eyeglasses, you’re looking for safety glasses cut to your exact prescription. That’s no problem. Safety glasses are available with lenses made to compensate for just about any corrective-vision issue imaginable: nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, etc. But what about the other options typically associated with prescription eyeglasses – are they available as options with prescription safety glasses?
The answer depends on a few factors, primarily the options you desire and the eyewear model you select. For instance, anti-fog treatments or a scratch resistance coatings are almost universally available with just about any prescription safety eyeglass selection. But should you be interested in prescription safety glasses that automatically darken in response to the UV light of the sun – known as photochromic, or transition, lenses – your choices are more limited.
Non-prescription safety glasses with photochromic lenses are readily available, but it’s harder to find prescription safety lenses with photochromic treatments. Only a few select premium brands like Bobster and Wiley X carry offerings that have photochromic lenses and are rated as safety glasses.
If, however, you suffer from presbyopia (loss of flexibility in the lens of the eye, a common occurrence over the age of forty that results in an inability to focus on objects close to your eyes) and would like to order a progressive (A.K.A. no-line bifocal) lens, your brand and model options are practically unlimited. The large majority of prescription safety glasses available at Rx Safety feature progressives as a lens option.
Individual lens types, shapes, brands, and frame formats will determine the exact options available. The shopping method I recommend is to search for a brand and model that you like – and one that’s in your price range – and then investigate the options open to that model. But if a certain eyewear option or combination of options is a must-have for you, shop by option – or contact Rx Safety via phone or email for help with your selection.
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