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10 Best Safety Glasses of 2020

OCT 07

10 Best Safety Glasses of 2020

By cosmick

Our top 10 safety glasses as chosen by our customers.

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AUG 27

COVID19 and Viral Transmission through your eyes

By rxsafety

Since the discovery of this strain of the coronavirus and the resultant pandemic, there has been a rush amongst scientists to understand every aspect of this disease to mitigate its spread and impact. The key to stopping the spread of COVID19 is tackling the transmission, and as such scientists are particularly concerned with the potential […]

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AUG 20

UV Damage and Your Eyes

By rxsafety

What is UV light and how does it damage your eyes? Ultraviolet (UV) light is a part of the electromagnetic spectrum, between visible light and x-rays, which is naturally produced by the sun, it can also be artificially created by some devices like sunbeds. We all know strong sunlight can cause sunburn, it can also […]

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AUG 04

Safety Glasses for Airsoft

By rxsafety

In the US, the number of hospital admissions from air guns has increased by a staggering 600% since 2010. With many of these injuries leading to long lasting vision loss, many experts have called for safety eyewear to become mandatory. With the popularity of Airsoft increasing, there are more and more people at risk of […]

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JUL 31

What are Mirrored Coatings?

By rxsafety

At Safety Protection Glasses we offer numerous options on our prescription lenses. From Anti-Scratch coatings to different coloured tints, there are many ways to customize your glasses to you. In our last post we talked about a popular way of reducing glare on sunglasses, Polarised lenses. Some of us may be forced to work wearing […]

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JUL 28

What are Polarized lenses?

By rxsafety

Polarized glasses, typically sunglasses, are specialized eyewear designed to reduce glare from surfaces such as water, snow, and glass. Originally created by the same man who invented the polaroid camera, Polarized lenses main benefits are tackling glare, which makes viewing difficult, uncomfortable and distorts the true colour of objects. Non-polarized sunglasses only reduce the amount […]

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JUL 21

The Importance of Safety Glasses

By rxsafety

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 20,000 eye injuries occur in the workplace each year. Injuries on the job often require one or more missed workdays for recovery. In fact, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that workplace eye injuries cost an estimated $300 million a year in lost productivity, medical treatment and […]

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JUL 20

What are digital lenses?

By rxsafety

At Safety Protection Glasses we take advantage of modern technology to produce our lenses. While we still produce the standard single vision lenses, we have also incorporated use of the latest computer-controlled machines and complex calculation programs to provide our Digital Single Vision Lenses. Digital Single Vision or high definition lenses mean that every point […]

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JUL 09

What are the standards for Safety Glasses?

By rxsafety

Regulation and Standards Safety glasses differ from standard eyewear as they are developed to provide significantly more protection to your eyes.  For this reason, all safety glasses should carry the EN 166F Standard.  EN 166F is the European certification for eye protection. Its full name is EN 166 Personal Eye Protection European Standard and provides manufacturers […]

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JUL 08

What is Computer Vision Syndrome?

By rxsafety

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), also known as Digital Eye Strain, is described by the American Optometric Association as a group of eye and vision-related problems that result from prolonged computer, tablet, e-reader and cell phone use. In the modern climate, it is often difficult to escape digital screens. We use them at work, check our […]

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JUL 02

Best 10 Radiation Glasses of 2020

By rxsafety

Do I need radiation glasses? Radiation glasses also known as leaded glasses help to protect your eyes against radiation.  Along with some other areas of the body, the eyes are amongst the most sensitive parts and radiation can have an adverse effect causing severe disability or permanent blindness. Machines that omit radiation include Xray’s, Irradiators, […]

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MAY 09

Certifications for Safety Glasses and Goggles

By rxsafety

Any glasses that are deemed to be safety glasses must be able to withstand specific measures to be classed as such. Hazards for employees can vary greatly across industry and job type and many jobs often present a combination of hazards at one site.  Each pair of safety glasses must be approved via individual testing […]

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APR 14

Which Safety Glasses Should I Use For Glass Working?

By rxsafety

Lampworking or glassworking has seen an increase in interest over the past few years. With the rise of Instagram and Facebook, glassworkers now have a new medium to display their finished products which are often intricate and beautiful. Glass pieces can often take a lot of work and many man hours are spent in studios […]

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MAR 26

What Are Didymium Safety Glasses?

By rxsafety

Didymium Safety glasses have been known by many names over the years including ACE, rose glass, rose didymium, ACE 202, Purple glass or Phillips 202.  There is no difference between the names as they all refer to the same type of lenses. Didymium glassworking lenses work to protect from Ultraviolet and sodium flare which are […]

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MAR 12

What Are Bifocal Safety Glasses?

By rxsafety

We are often asked what are bifocal safety glasses?  Bifocal safety glasses are used when a person requires safety glasses but also the addition of a reading magnification. Many job roles require the use of safety glasses to carry out their functions but if you also require reading glasses while doing these jobs then our […]

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MAR 12

How Can You Protect Yourself From Laser Hazards?

By rxsafety

We are often asked How Can You Protect Yourself From Laser Hazards? Working with lasers can be very dangerous.  Most people know not to look directly into a laser beam, but there are many other risks associated with using lasers in industries such as military, scientific or industrial.  Perhaps the laser is not within your […]

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MAR 03

Prescription Laser Safety Glasses

By rxsafety

Here at Safety Protection Glasses, we have expanded our prescription laser safety glasses to include further filters in the laser range. Not all of our prescription laser safety glasses can be fitted with the full range of laser filters due to the laser filter materials that is used.  However we have worked to expand this […]

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FEB 11

What Is The Best Shade For welding?

By rxsafety

If you are a new welder you will need to get to grips with how to choose the correct welding shade for the job at hand.  Those who have been in the industry for some time will have an understanding on this but in this article we will look at how they make the decision […]

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FEB 04

What Does EN 166 Mean?

By rxsafety

Safety Protection Glasses carry a range of protective eyewear to cover all industries, but how do you know whether the glasses you are purchasing will actually protect your eyes from dust and debris? In this article we will aim to answer that question by explaining the EN 166 Standard, which you should look for when […]

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JAN 30

What Are Bifocal Safety Glasses?

By rxsafety

Bifocal safety glasses are used when a person requires reading glasses but also the protection of having safety glasses which adequately protect the eye. If you have a job where you are required to carry out work which needs the use of safety glasses, but you also have to read while doing it, then our […]

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