Tips for Buying Safety Glasses
Whether you’re buying your first or fifth pair of safety glasses, take some of these questions into consideration while researching the pair that is right for you and your situation.
Home, work or play?
Will they be a perfect fit?
Most safety lenses are made of polycarbonate, offering a more comfortable and lighter fit than glass lenses. Polycarbonate can take a punch more effectively than glass and is scratch resistant by its nature. We offer TD2 on our lenses, which is an additional anti-scratch coating and warranty. Follow the manufacturer’s directions for cleaning and avoid scratching the lenses for a longer life. Anti-reflective and anti-fog lens upgrades are available when applicable.
User eye size, bridge size and temple length will vary. Get proper measurements and prescriptions if needed for a customized fit. Do not share your safety glasses, as they might not properly protect a user with different size specifications. Eyewear should fit comfortably around the ears and fall very near to the face.
Is the eyewear ANSI Certified?
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) supervises workplace safety and strives for decreased job-related injuries. To protect employee vision, OSHA adopted the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) safety eyewear standards. ANSI is a non-profit with a mission to produce quality and safety standards for products in all categories and industries. The standards outline qualifications like general requirements, impact testing, marking, selection and maintenance of safety glasses. You can purchase a complete copy of the ANSI Z87.1-2010 safety eyewear standards at the ANSI Web Store.
Your eyesight is priceless. Be aware of potential eye hazards throughout your day and outfit your eyewear collection appropriately. Browse options for work, home or play here.