If you have never invested in a pair of prescription safety glasses before, it can be hard to find the right pair for you. However, shopping for these specialty glasses doesn’t have to be difficult when you are equipped with the right information. In this post, we will take a look at the top four things you should take into consideration to make the process of picking prescription safety glasses more stress-free for you.
- Determine Your Usage: Before you even consider what type of prescription safety glasses you will buy, it is important to take into consideration the different activities you will use them for. And more importantly, you should keep in mind how often you will use them. Will you rely on your prescription safety glasses for occasional use? Or do you plan on using them every day, all day long? Knowing how often you will use the glasses is one part of the equation. Once you have an idea in mind of how often you will be using them, move on to the second step: thinking about the “why”. Are you using them for more athletic purposes such as skiing? Or maybe you plan to use them for your motorcycle riding hobby? Perhaps you need glasses for work purposes, like tree care or other work that requires the use of dangerous equipment and exposure to debris. When buying your prescription glasses, talk to the sales rep about how long you plan to use the glasses and for what purposes so they can guide you in the right direction.
- Take Light Conditions Into Consideration: Depending on the activity for which you will use your prescription safety glasses, you could be exposed to super bright or dim settings. For example, if you plan to use your glasses for extensive daytime motorcycle riding in a hot climate region, you will probably need to find prescription safety glasses that have the appropriate lenses for this condition. However, if you are performing physical labor with heavy machinery in a warehouse or other setting that could be a little darker, you will want lenses designed specifically for these purposes. If you plan to use these glasses in both outdoor and indoor locations, the best thing you can do is invest in a pair of glasses with transition lenses.
- Pick Safety Glasses With ANSI Z87.1 Certification: When you purchase a pair of prescription safety glasses with this particular certification, you can be guaranteed that you are getting glasses that protect your eyes from liquid splash exposure, non-ionizing radiation, and impact. While this certification is necessary for anyone in need of safety glasses for working purposes, they are also highly beneficial for anyone in need of said glasses for recreational purposes.
- Establish What Your Priorities Are: Every person’s priorities are different when it comes to prescription safety glasses. Obviously, the top priority is safety. But what is important to you after that? While some people put greater emphasis on finding glasses that offer optimized functionality, others want to find a pair of glasses that prioritize style. If you have never purchased safety glasses before, it is extremely beneficial to rely on the help of a sales rep or a friend who has used safety glasses themselves. This way, you will be able to make sure you find glasses that are perfect for you in regard to coating, lens, fit, functionality, and safety, among other factors.
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