Wraparound vs. Traditional Prescription Safety Frames
When a hazard to your eyes exist during a job, it is critical that you wear the appropriate safety protection, which for most situations will be safety glasses.
This is especially true since the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires the use of safety eyewear when there is the reasonable risk of injury to the eye.
Today, there are a couple different options when it comes to safety frame design, which allows you to select the style and fit that is right for you.
Traditional Safety Frames With Side Shields
Prescription safety glasses are much better than regular glasses at keeping debris out of your eyes. If you prefer the look and feel of everyday glasses, traditional safety glasses might be for you.
Traditional safety glasses fit like regular glasses but have side shields to help reduce the chance of eye damage by preventing foreign objects getting around the frame.
If using power tools and other machines at home or at work, side shields should be considered a necessity – do you really want to risk permanent eye damage?
Wraparound Frames Offer Stylish Alternative
If you are looking for a more contemporary style, wraparound prescription safety frames are a great option.
Wraparound safety glasses curve around the side of your eyes, offering the same protection with a sleeker design.
These stylish frames are growing in popularity across the board, but they are particularly prevalent for sport applications like shooting.
SafeVision Side Shields Can Be Permanent Or Removable
We believe in the power of choice. At SafeVision, our prescription safety glasses come with frames in both traditional and wraparound designs that have permanent or removable side shields.
The SafeVision Santos and SVTI1 are two such prescription safety glasses that come with removable side shields, which allow you to utilize your safety glasses as regular prescription glasses when safety glasses are not needed.
SafeVision Meets & Exceeds OSHA Requirements
Even if you place side shields on your conventional glasses, they will not provide the same amount of protection necessary in your specific workplace environment – you need ANSI z87.1 certified safety glasses to ensure you are adequately protected.
Fortunately, safety glasses design has come a long way, and there are plenty of options to fit any application or style you need.
Complying with OSHA standards is critically important to us, as we take your safety seriously. If you aren’t sure which best fit your need? We’re here to help!
Simply contact a SafeVision representative and we’ll get you started on the path to finding the best pair of safety glasses you’ll ever own.