Can You Use Prescription Glasses as Safety Glasses?
Can You Wear Personal Glasses Instead of Safety Glasses?
Prescription glasses can help you see clearly, but they’re not strong enough to block dangerous debris. Learn more about how safety glasses protect your eyes and discover an alternative to wearing risky standard glasses.
Differences Between Prescription Glasses and Safety Glasses
Prescription glasses and safety glasses are two very different products. Everyday prescription glasses aren’t built to protect your eyes, so they may not have vital features like shatter-proof lenses and side shields. In fact, wearing standard glasses instead of safety glasses can increase the risk of eye injuries. Regular glasses are more likely to break on impact, sending debris straight toward your eyes. On the other hand, experts specially make safety glasses to protect you. Here are the key differences between prescription glasses and safety glasses.
Personal Glasses Aren’t Safety Rated
Personal glasses are designed for everyday use. That means the focus is on style, not eye protection. Safety glasses follow strict design rules to guard your vision. At Ocusafe, our designs are safety rated with ANSI standards so you get industry-leading protection.
Safety Lenses Are Purpose-Built to Protect Your Eyes
Regular glasses may feature thin lenses that easily break on impact. Safety glasses are more durable, with shatter-proof lenses that can withstand high-velocity debris. Ocusafe adds powerful scratch-resistant coatings to boost durability.
Personal Glasses Don’t Have Side Protection
Some projects have a lot of debris and fast-moving parts. Personal glasses can’t handle messy environments. For total protection, safety glasses can feature side shields that block hazardous debris from all angles.
Safety Glasses Have Stronger Frames
Prescription glasses are made for everyday wear and tear. But that’s not good enough when you need eye protection. Safety glasses feature expert-made frames that can withstand intense impact. That means they protect your eyes and last longer than standard prescription glasses.
Normal prescription glasses aren’t ready to protect your eyes. But you don’t have to compromise clear vision to stay safe. Ocusafe makes prescription safety glasses for the best of both worlds. Here’s how it works.
First, choose your frames. At Ocusafe, we’re dedicated to making reliable eye protection for any project. That’s why we partner with leading designers to bring you a complete range of styles. To stay safe while working with chemicals, choose fully sealed frames that block dangerous vapors. To stop sawdust and other debris, order impact-resistant frames with side shields. We’ve got designs for everyone.
Next, pick your lenses. Ocusafe offers custom protection with a wide variety of lens options, including sunglasses and Transitions® for outdoor work. Plus, get even more protection by shopping add-ons like anti-glare coatings or blue light filters.
Finally, add your prescription info. Our experts can make everything from single-vision lenses to bifocals and progressives— whatever the doctor orders. We’ll make your custom safety glasses and ship them straight to your door. It’s that easy.
Eye protection is essential, and Ocusafe makes it easy with online ordering and fast shipment. Ocusafe glasses are available with or without prescription lenses, and every pair follows strict ANSI safety standards. Shop affordable styles from industry-leading brands today!