Safety Glasses Buying Guide

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Did you know that eye injuries are extremely common in the workplace? This is especially true for those who work in hazardous work environments such as lab technicians, construction workers, and electricians – to name a few. Fortunately, there are usually ways to prevent these injuries from happening in the first place, such as wearing a reliable pair of safety glasses, for example.

This step by step safety glasses buying guide will help you understand the different types of safety glasses available and how to choose the right pair for your workplace needs. We’ll discuss specs such as ANSI ratings, glasses lens materials, and other important factors to consider when buying your next pair of safety specs. Investing in a good pair of safety glasses provides you with a reliable layer of protection that can help keep you safer at work.

Safety glasses are designed to provide protection from a variety of potential workplace hazards. Depending on the risks present in your place of work, your safety glasses may need to meet certain requirements for potential risks. These are the most common workplace risks for eye injury:

Physical risks: Debris, dust, dirt, particles, shrapnel, or other foreign objects that may cause irritation or serious injury to your eyes.

Chemical risks: Accidental chemical splashes and spills at work can cause serious damage to your eyes and can even lead to blindness.

Light and radiation damage: Exposure to UV radiation, the sun, welding, lasers, and more, can all cause serious eye injury.

Extreme temperatures: Working in close proximity to hot liquids and metals can pose a risk to eye health.

Wearing safety glasses at work can help keep your eyes protected from accident or injury, but can you wear just any safety goggles? As it turns out, different protective eyewear are designed using different lens material. So, depending on your line of work, you might require a special type of safety lens. For example, the most common types of glasses lens materials are polycarbonate, NXT & Trivex, acrylic, and optical-grade glass. Each of these lens types have their pros and cons that depend on your specific needs.


When purchasing safety glasses for you or your workforce, choosing the right lens and frame option is an important decision to make. Ocusafe™ safety glasses are available in both prescription and non-prescription safety-rated lenses, so you can see clearly and work more comfortably.

Ocusafe™ also offers a variety of industry-backed brands such as ArmouRx, OnGuard, WileyX, and more. Additionally, all of our eyewear meets the strictest OSHA and ANSI safety standards, so you can ensure that you or your workforce have the best possible eye protection for the safest work environment.

When it comes to purchasing safety glasses, it is important to consider the durability and protection offered by the lens and frame options available. The ANSI ratings are a great way to determine the level of protection that a pair of safety glasses can provide. The American National Standards Institute – or, ANSI – determine these safety standards for protective eyewear based on rigorous safety tests. Ocusafe premium safetly glasses are manufactured is US-based labs to the strictest ANSI Z87.1 standards. These standards require safety eyeglass lens materials to be made with shatterproof polycarbonate and have a minimum thickness of 2.0mm. All Ocusafe™ safety lenses are ANSI-certified, custom made to your exact prescription, and carefully designed with your safety and visual clarity in mind. When you wear your ocusafe premium safety glasses, your vision will be at its best while your eyes are fully protected against the most common workplace risks.

At the end of the day, a good pair of safety glasses that can help protect your eyes from potential hazards at work is essential for any job site. At Ocusafe™ we offer a wide selection of ANSI-rated safety glasses and frames that are designed to provide superior protection, vision clarity, and comfort on the job.

Ocusafe is a doctor-owned and operated US-based company with a focus on creating reliable, durable, and trustworthy safety glasses that keep you injury-free and comfortable at work. With our collection of top-rated safety glasses from trusted household names – and our safety-rated prescription and non-prescription lenses – you can be sure that you're getting the best in quality, price, and performance.

So don't wait - browse our selection of safety glasses and lenses today and get the protection you need!

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Marc Weinstein

Dr. Weinstein's interest in eyecare was sparked at a young age when he struggled in school due to an undiagnosed eye condition. Once he received a diagnosis and underwent vision therapy prescribed by an optometrist, his life changed. This experience ignited his passion for optometry and improving people's lives through better vision.

With a career dedicated to optometry, Dr. Weinstein has made significant contributions to the field. In October 2000, he launched the website to address the affordability of prescription eyeglasses. 39DollarGlasses offers lightweight and shatter-resistant polycarbonate lenses as well as hundreds of stylish frames at affordable prices, making quality eyewear accessible to more people.

His understanding of the crucial role that protective eyewear plays in preventing eye injuries and his unwavering commitment to eye safety led Dr. Weinstein to launch Ocusafe™ offers a collection of high-quality safety glasses that meet the highest industry standards for durability and effectiveness. Through Ocusafe™, Dr. Weinstein aims to fulfill the needs of individuals and companies seeking top-quality safety eyewear and prioritize eye safety in various industries and activities.

Dr. Weinstein is dedicated to educating patients about the benefits of different lens enhancements, which can improve vision and provide relief for various conditions. These enhancements have a positive impact on migraines, sleep, and photophobia. His passion for this cause has resulted in the introduction of Neurolux™ headache lenses on and Ocusleep™ lenses, available at He also launched to meet the growing demand for safe contact lenses.

Dr. Weinstein earned his doctorate from the Illinois College of Optometry and completed his residency in Low Vision and Geriatrics at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. In addition to his professional pursuits, he enjoys traveling, sports, and spending quality time with his wife and three children.