The simple fact is that in certain work environments you need to protect your eyes from the hazards in your environment.
The difference between street or dress eyewear and safety eyewear is that safety eyewear meets the ANSI Z87.1-2003 Standard set by OSHAfor eye protection. OSHA regulations direct employers that safety eyewear should be worn whenever there is a risk of injury to the eyes due to impact, heat, chemical, dust or optical radiation hazards. OSHA regulations may seem a pain, but they have helped to reduce the incidents of eye injury in the work place.
In addition, anyone doing any type of hazardous work at home should consider wearing safety eyewear. After all, you only have two eyes!
Tell Me More About Safety Eyewear
Safety glasses consist of a safety frame and safety lenses. A safety frame is sturdier than most “dress frames” and not easily bent or broken. Some have side shields, and some don’t, depending on your specific job.
What about the Lenses in My Safety Glasses?
Safety lenses are usually made out of polycarbonate material. They are impact resistant, shatter proof and able to block out all harmful UV rays.
Available in a number of styles and price options, our safety eyewear selection includes frames which are designed with both fashion and function in mind.
Our selection includes:
- Both plastic and metal frames
- Single vision, bifocal, trifocal, and progressive lenses
- Ultraviolet, anti-reflective, and scratch resistant coatings
- Tinting, polarized, or transition lenses
- Permanent or detachable protective side shields
- All Safety Eyewear meets or exceeds OSHA and ANSI Z-87.1-2003 standards