About Eye Protection
Protective Eyewear for Every Job
Protect your precious eyesight with eye protection & safety equipment from Zoro. Safety glasses are designed to block out objects, particulates, and spray. There are so many professions that require proper safety glasses including carpentry, machining, painting, plumbing, construction, lab work, food processing, auto repair, healthcare, landscaping, and more. Whether you’re looking for a face shield, safety goggles, or safety glasses, we have the protective eyewear you need at everyday low prices. Enjoy browsing the top brands in eye protection including 3M, Oakley, Pyramex, Oberon Company, Honeywell Uvex, and more!
What’s the Difference Between Safety Glasses and Other Eyewear?
You may be tempted to slip on your favorite pair of shades the next time you fire up your circular saw, but safety glasses or goggles and regular eyewear are not created equal. Safety eyewear must adhere to a higher standard of impact resistance—that goes for the lenses AND the frames. In the United States, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has adopted the guidelines set forth by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for eye safety. ANSI rates safety eyeglasses for attributes such as whether a pair can withstand basic impact or high impact.
What Types of Lenses Are There?
Protective eyewear and safety glasses are offered in a variety of lens types to suit your visual needs, lighting conditions, and application. The most basic lenses are clear, transparent lenses that offer the truest perception of color in your surroundings. If you’re working in the sun or snow, you may want to consider polarized safety glasses that reduce glare and help provide visual acuity. Amber lenses provide high contrast in low-light conditions such as foggy or hazy environments. Anti-fog lenses help keep your vision clear even in high-humidity conditions or when you’re wearing a face mask. Anti-scratch lenses feature a special coating that resists damage for longer wear and many polycarbonate lenses block out the sun’s harmful UV-A and UV-B rays. Prescription safety glasses are also available and can be procured through your eye doctor. Some safety glasses are equipped with reader lenses for less eye strain on the job.
What Are Some Different Styles of Protective Eyewear?
When it comes to safety eyewear, there are so many styles to choose from. Safety glasses are offered in wraparound styles, side-shield designs, and vented options. Safety goggles include a gasket that forms a tight seal to the wearer’s face to help prevent exposure to splash. Face shields can be worn along with safety glasses for extra eye protection in especially hazardous or messy conditions.