Clear vision and eye protection are both essential for safety. The right Rx safety glasses must be compatible with the strength of prescription lenses and offer the necessary level of physical eye protection. Here are 10 popular frame styles that have high ratings for safety, comfort and value.
OnGuard 225S safety glasses are non-conductive and feature integrated clear side shields and adjustable temples. The dust dam and nose bridge are both replaceable. This eyewear meets the American National Standards Institute Z87.1 standard for impact resistance and is approved by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for most on-the-job wear.
Uvex Honeywell Titmus SW06E
The best-selling Titmus SW06E from Uvex by Honeywell has a wrap-around profile compatible with high RX prescriptions and progressive lenses. This eyewear has an ANSI Z87.1-2015 rating for impact protection and meets OSHA standards. These frames come with a foam cushion that fits inside the top of the frame front and two sets of replaceable nose pads.
Wiley X Profile
Wiley Profile frames are made of durable Triloid nylon frames and feature five barrel hinges and removable WorkSight side shields. Shatterproof Selenite polycarbonate lenses satisfy ANSI Z87.1-2010 High Velocity and High Mass Impact standards as well as OSHA 1910.133(b)(1)(1) requirements.
Global Vision Hercules 24
The affordable and comfortable Hercules 24 safety glasses have black nylon frames with bent temples and rubber ear pads for a comfortable fit. This eyewear meets Z87.1 impact standards and lenses have UV 400 filters for outdoor wear.
Rectangular 3M D490 frames are compatible with high-power prescriptions and come with Brow-Guard Side Shields for enhanced lateral protection. D490 glasses have a Z87.1 rating for impact and meet OSHA specifications.
Wiley X Contour
Classic wingtip-inspired styling and removable WorkSight side shields make the Wiley X Contour popular Rx safety glasses. These Triloid nylon frames have durable five barrel hinges and wire core temple tips. When fitted with shatterproof polycarbonate lenses, this eyewear meets ANSI Z87.1-2010 and OSHA safety standards.
ArmoRX 6005 frames have a close-fitting wraparound profile and come with foam eyecups for additional comfort and eye protection. These Z87.1-rated and OSHA-approved glasses can be worn with the included temple strap for an even more secure fit.
Another popular style from Uvex by Honeywell are the SP83BF9 safety glasses in smoke gray. These stylish translucent aviator frames are Z87.1-rated and OSHA approved.
Get a close fit with the foam-padded ZT45 frames from 3M. Rectangular frames provide a wide field of vision. ZT45 frames are available in six and eight base frames. This eyewear has an ANSI Z87.1-2010 rating for impact resistance and meets OSHA requirements.
Global Vision RX-Z CL
Crystal clear RX-Z CL frames allow for maximum visibility. These budget-oriented Xylex six base frames are compatible with most prescriptions and have lenses with UV 400 filters.
Select Rx safety glasses that are compatible with your prescription and also provide a sufficient level of physical eye protection. Compare the features of these styles and more protective eyewear at Safety Gear Pro.