Safety Glasses

Safety Glasses services offered in Buffalo Grove and Chicago, IL

People of all ages can sustain a devastating eye injury while at work, mowing the lawn, playing sports, or even on the playground. On the positive side, 90% of eye injuries are preventable by wearing safety glasses. Eye Q Optique offers prescription safety glasses that come with a range of customized options, from sport-specific tinting to safe and comfortable padded frames. To learn more about safety glasses that protect your eyes with style, call the office in Buffalo Grove or the Tri-Taylor or Near West Side neighborhoods of Chicago, Illinois, or book online today.

Safety Glasses Q & A

What are safety glasses?

Safety glasses protect your eyes by meeting a higher standard of impact resistance than regular eyeglasses. The frames and lenses must pass specific criteria defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Who might need safety glasses?

Nearly anyone could need safety glasses. Many sports pose a danger to your eyes, from suffering a direct hit to getting a fishing fly in your eye. 

You may also want safety glasses if you're worried about flying particles while using power tools or lawn mowers at home. Whether for sports or home activities, it's smart to protect your eyes with high-impact safety glasses.

Many construction, manufacturing, and mining occupations need high-impact protection. A few examples include:

  • Plumbers and pipefitters
  • Carpenters
  • Millwrights
  • Machinists
  • Laborers

The most common workplace eye injuries occur when something scratches your eye, a sharp object penetrates the eye, or you suffer a burn from chemicals or heat.

Your employer or OSHA has specific requirements for each job. If you're an independent contractor, choose high-impact safety glasses to be safe.

Do safety glasses come with specialized options?

Your Eye Q Optique provider offers a wide range of prescription safety glass options, from fashionable frames to features that improve your performance. You can choose from options such as:

  • Wrap-style frames
  • Anti-reflective coating
  • Sport-specific lens tinting
  • Padded safety frames
  • Polarized tint
  • Bifocal safety glasses
  • Progressive lenses
  • Photochromatic lenses 

If you have questions about safety glasses, call Eye Q Optique or book an appointment online today.