Safety in the workplace
Industrial Safety frames
We offer a wide range of safety eyewear for use in nearly every industrial application. All of our safety eyewear can be designed with your lens prescription in single vision, bifocal, trifocal or progressive lens styles in the appropriate materials based on your requirements.
Industrial Safety Eyewear Standards
All protective eyewear provided by our company meets or exceeds current ANZI Z87.1 standards, and are manufactured in the U.S.A. by America's leading manufacturers of industrial safety frames. All lenses meet or exceed the American National Standards Z87.1 and the requirements of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration for impact resistance
Industrial Safety Eyewear Lens Materials
Industrial safety lenses are available in polycarbonate, plastic or glass lens materials.
Although no lens material is unbreakable or shatterproof, polycarbonate is the most impact-resistant material on the market today and is highly recommended for industrial eyewear safety. Polycarbonate is lighter than plastic and glass lens materials and has inherent UV absorption characteristics.
Plastic lenses are light in weight and impact-resistant.
Glass lenses have stable and precise optics, but are not as impact-resistant as other lens material today.
Industrial Safety Eyewear Frame Materials
The safety assortment includes; titanium, stainless steel, regular metal and plastic frames that meet Occupational and Educational Personal Eye and Face Protection Device Standards (ANSI Z87.1-2003) for impact protection.
Safety at home
If you use lathes, saws, sanders and other power tools at home, you need protective eyewear. It should cover not only the front of your eyes, but also the sides and top, so small airborne particles can't get in. We sell shields that will usually fit over your eyeglasses. But if you work with tools a lot, you'll be safer and more comfortable, plus avoid fogging problems, if you buy a specially fitted pair of safety glasses with polycarbonate lenses. To be rated as safety glasses, both frame and lenses must adhere to particular ANSI standards. The frames are sturdier than "dress frames," and the lenses must be able to pass a "drop ball" test. Just as the name implies, the test involves dropping a hard ball onto the lens from a certain height. If the lens cracks or shatters, it fails the test, possibly because it's too thin or the material is defective.