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This page will describe an alternative to getting safety glasses thru an optician.

In most cases, if you need to wear both safety glasses and prescription glasses, your employer will be able to pay for the cost of eye exam, frames, and prescription lenses. This is usually done thru an optician, either on-site or off-site at his office.


If your employer does not offer this option, or you are purchasing safety glasses for yourself, this page will explain the process.


First, some definitions.

Safety glasses are in most cases made of polycarbonate. While lightweight and cheap, polycarbonate will interfere with your vision because of its distortion, and will cause eye strain. If wearing polycarbonate (store bought, disposable company safety glasses, etc) causes severe eye discomfort, you must immediately talk to an optician.