Why Choose Prescription Safety Glasses?

Why Choose Prescription Safety Glasses?

Safety eyeglasses are designed to keep your eyes safe from injury, whether from work-related incidents or recreational activities. Safety eyeglasses are a valuable tool for the protection of your delicate eyes. A single incident can leave you with vision impairments for the rest of your life. Although wearing safety eyewear is easy enough for most people, it can be more complicated for people who already wear prescription eyeglasses. Some people just wear their prescription eyeglasses under their safety glasses and some people may remove their prescription eyeglasses in favour of safety, but have compromised vision. Neither of these are great scenarios. But prescription safety glasses can provide eye safety and clear vision.

The Benefits Of Prescription Safety Glasses

The number one reason to wear safety glasses is to protect your eyes. This could be protection against impact, such as when playing sports, it could be to guard against chemical spills while working or cleaning, or it could even be to keep small wood and metal particles out of your eye while in a workshop. Whatever the scenario, safely eyeglasses are designed to protect your eyes from injury by fully shielding the eye and orbit. Regular eyeglasses are designed to improve your vision but they do not protect your eyes from impact. In fact, regular eyeglasses can shatter and further damage your eye if they are struck with an object. And regular eyeglasses may help to keep some spills and particles out of the eyes, but because they are not flush to the face, there is still plenty of space for dangerous particles and chemicals to get into your eyes.

Wearing regular safety glasses overtop of your prescription eyeglasses is not ideal. This double set up is not comfortable and it can impact the fit of your safety glasses. The safety glasses will likely sit further forward than they are intended to, the eyeglasses temples will overlap, and the safety glasses may slide down your nose. Wearing one pair of prescription safety glasses will ensure that they fit comfortably and don’t move around.

Wearing your regular eyeglasses instead of safety glasses will likely damage your everyday eyeglasses. The lenses are more likely to become scratched or cracked if used in scenarios where there may be impact to the lenses. Prescription safety glasses prevent damage to your everyday pair of eyeglasses since they can take the brunt of scratches and wear and tear, as they are intended to. Typically, the scenarios when you need to wear safety glasses are scenarios when you also need the best vision possible. Prescription safety glasses help you take part in all activities by increasing your depth perception, eye-hand coordination, and peripheral awareness compared to going without your prescription eyeglasses or wearing your safety glasses on top of your eyeglasses.

Indoor And Outdoor Use
Prescription safety glasses are beneficial for indoor or outdoor work and sports. Prescription safety glasses can be polarized to reduce glare and help you see clearly while doing important (sometimes dangerous) activities. Prescription safety glasses are also better designed to withstand the cold so you don’t have to risk breaking your regular eyeglasses when they become cold and brittle. This helps you care for your eyeglasses in the winter while still maintaining optimal vision and eye safety.

Keep Your Eyes Safe With Prescription Safety Glasses

Whether you play sports or need eye protection at work, if you need eyeglasses in your everyday life you should also use prescription safety glasses to keep your vision safe. Keeping your eyes safe is always a top priority, and wearing prescription safety glasses whenever your eye safety may be at risk is one of the best ways to protect your vision. At Blink eyewear, our eye care clinics in Northwest & Southwest Calgary offer an extensive selection of specialty eyewear and our staff can help you determine the best fit for your prescription safety glasses. Tell our staff about the work or recreation you take part in and we’ll help you find the perfect specialty eyewear for your needs. With three convenient locations in Crowfoot in NW Calgary, West Springs in SW Calgary, and Creekside in NW Calgary, Blink Eyewear can offer you great optometry services throughout the city. To book an appointment with Blink Eyewear, call 1-403-516-2292 or fill out the online contact form.


Yes, Blink Eyewear offers a selection of specialty glasses for all of your needs. These glasses include:

  • Safety and Sports Glasses: Enjoy sports to the fullest, with no worries about eye safety.
  • Eyewear for Swimming, Snorkeling, and Scuba Diving: The proper sports eyewear will help you see as clearly in the pool and underwater as you do on dry ground.
  • Shooting Glasses and Hunting Eyewear: Good vision is critical when hunting or using a firearm, so look for the right features when buying "shooting" glasses.
  • Contacts & Glasses that Enhance Performance: Sports eyewear does more than just protect your eyes from injury - it offers performance advantages as well.

Your prescription safety glasses should fit comfortably over the nose and ears and vision should be clear in all directions without obstruction or warped vision.

No. Not only do regular prescription glasses not cover as much of the eye, but they are also not safety rated and can become damaged if impacted. Prescription goggles need to be either CSA or ANSI certified.

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