Depending on the type of work you do, acquiring some form of protective eyewear could keep you safe from the risk of damaging or losing your eyesight. Modern safety glasses are specially designed to keep your eyes safe.
Experts say that proper protective eyewear could prevent up to 90% of all eye injuries. But what are the differences between safety glasses and goggles and ordinary glasses and spectacles?
Safety eyewear must conform to a higher standard of impact resistance than regular glasses. This higher standard applies to both the lenses and the frames of safety glasses and goggles.
Safety glasses can have prescription lenses in them or non-prescription plano lenses. Regardless of their size or the durability of the frame and lenses, regular prescription eyeglasses do not qualify as protective eyewear or safety glasses unless they meet specific criteria.