Why Do My Safety Glasses Hurt My Eyes?

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Safety glasses should be comfortable, even during long workdays. Discomfort is a sign of problems like poorly fitted frames, inaccurate prescription lenses, and improper care. These issues can make it hard to focus on the job and increase the risk of accidents, so comfort is essential. Keep reading to learn more about the top causes of uncomfortable safety glasses and discover how to find the ideal pair for your needs.

Wrong Fit Poorly fitted frames are the leading cause of discomfort. Good safety glasses should be snug so they don’t slide off, but they shouldn’t be so tight that it feels like your head is being squeezed. Too-tight frames often cause headaches, which can strain your vision and hurt your eyes. It’s not a one-size-fits-all situation, so choose frames that fit comfortably and stay in place. Ocusafe is all about safety and comfort, so we provide detailed measurements for every frame in our catalog to help you find the right pair.

Wrong Lens Color Some safety glasses feature tinted lenses that filter excess light or increase vision contrast. This is super useful for certain projects, but if your lenses are the wrong color for the job, your eyes have to work harder. Consider getting two or more pairs of safety glasses with different lens tints to swap between as needed.

Improper Care This is a big one. Using the wrong prescription lenses quickly leads to eye strain and fatigue. It can even cause headaches and nausea. Make sure your safety glasses have the right prescription by only purchasing from doctor-approved brands, and get regular eye exams to ensure your lenses are up-to-date.

Order Prescription Safety Glasses from Ocusafe™ Finding comfortable safety glasses shouldn’t be complicated. That’s why Ocusafe is dedicated to providing a wide range of affordable frames and lenses for everyone. Shop our catalog to find your ideal fit and order doctor-approved safety glasses today!

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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 39dollarglasses.com 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.com. 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 39dollarglasses.com and Ocusleep™ lenses, available at Ocusleep.com. He also launched Onlinecontacts.com 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.