Whether your look is sophisticated, hip, or casual we’re certain that we can help you find that perfect frame to fit your personality and lifestyle needs. We recognize that you are unique and that is why we are continually adding new frame styles and designer. Prescription FAQ’s are a great way to locate the perfect frame.
So even if you are not currently in the market for a new frame we encourage you to stop by and see our current ever changing selection. All of our designer are hand-picked from around the globe. We want you to be happy with your new eyeglasses or sunglasses and we offer you the best value for your purchase
PRESCRIPTION SAFETY GLASSES – FAQ’S
→ WHAT PRESCRIPTION SAFETY GLASSES ARE BEST FOR ME?
You want prescription safety glasses that fit comfortably and meet the safety requirements of your job. Every person has different needs, so the same applies to prescription safety glasses. Think about what your main activity is, such as machinery work, lab work or sports. Consider the requirements for prescription safety glasses that will be worn at work. Consider whether you will spend most of your time indoors or out, and make sure to add the best scratch, anti-fog, UV protection, and other safety lenses. We also offer a range of tints, colors and mirror coatings so that you can personalize safety lenses to look stylish, comfortable, or protective.
→ WHAT DO PRESCRIPTION SAFETY GLASSES COST?
The average price for prescription safety glasses is around $90.00. It can vary greatly depending on the frame you choose, as well as your prescription and lens choice. A higher index prescription might be more suitable for different lens materials. Additional coatings, such as anti-fog and anti-scratch, may be necessary. The price will go up if you add coatings or colors.
→ WHAT ARE Z87 SAFETY GLASSES
ANSI Z87+ Safety Glasses (or just Z87 for short) are eyeglasses that meet the minimum requirement for eye protection as defined by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). This includes hazards; sand, dust particles, flying fragments, large chips or objects, the lenses must meet the impact ANSI rating for Z87-2+ (Rx frame), Z87+ (Plano frame), Z87+ (all other lenses) which includes Chipping, grinding, machining, masonry work, riveting, and sanding.
→ DO PRESCRIPTION SAFETY GLASSES HAVE TO BE STAMPED Z87?
Yes. You can identify safety glasses if the frame or lens has Z87 or Z87+ stamps to indicate that they meet ANSI standards for Z87 safety glasses certification.
→ WHAT PRESCRIPTION SAFETY GLASSES ARE SUITED FOR ME?
VS Eyewear is a specialist in prescription safety glasses. When shopping online for prescription safety glasses, it is important to think about what you will use the glasses for. Every person has different needs, so the same applies to prescription safety glasses. Think about what your main activity is, such as machinery work, lab work or sports. Consider the requirements for prescription safety glasses that will be worn at work. Consider whether you will spend most of your time indoors or out, and make sure to add the best scratch, anti-fog, UV protection, and other safety lenses. We also offer a range of tints, colors and mirror coatings so that you can personalize safety lenses to look stylish, comfortable, or protective. VS Eyewear proudly carries a wide range of frames from plastic to wrap around.
→ WHERE CAN I BUY PRESCRIPTION SAFETY GLASSES?
VS Eyewear has the best selection of safety glasses at very high quality and affordable pricing. You’ll find safety glasses to suit your needs from a variety of brands such as Wiley X, Oakley, Pentax Safety and Caterpillar Safety.
→ HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU TO SHIP PRESCRIPTION SAFETY GLASSES
Prescription safety glasses will normally ship within 7-10 business days. Our production time can vary depending on frame availability and certain lens options. Your order will ship via the method you select during the checkout process. Unfortunately, the method of shipping that you choose will not cut down on production time. Therefore, selecting Next Day Air does not mean that you will receive your order the next day. It only means that UPS will ship it to you in one day from the time that they pick up the package from our facility.
→ SHOULD EMPLOYERS PAY FOR PRESCRIPTION SAFETY EYEGLASSES?
OSHA rules from 2008 state that employers do not have to pay for prescription safety glasses. However, they are encouraged to. Please click here to view our Prescription Corporate Safety Glass Program.
→ CAN I RETURN MY PRESCRIPTION GLASSES FOR A REFUND?
Our return policy on prescription eyewear is that it is non-returnable for a refund because the lenses are a custom job. You can return the glasses within 30 days for a refund of the frame cost only, or, if you’d prefer a remake, we can apply a significant amount of what you paid for the first pair towards a remake. If the glasses are made incorrectly we will remake it at no cost.
→ ARE PRESCRIPTION SAFETY GLASSES UV PROTECTIVE?
Prescription safety glasses do not all offer UV protection. Even if they do, their level of protection can vary. VS Eyewear offers prescription lenses with performance tinted UV protection that are as strong as the best sunglasses.
→ CAN I BUY TINTED PRESCRIPTION SAFETY GLASSES?
Brands like Wiley X, Oakley and our own In House collection offer a range of tints for prescription safety glasses models. There are many colors available to suit different lighting conditions. Some prescription safety glasses models also offer photochromic (or transitions(tm),) lenses. These lenses can change their tints according to light conditions.
→ CAN I GET PROGRESSIVE PRESCRIPTION SAFETY GLASSES?
Yes, VS Eyewear offers prescription safety glasses in progressive, Flat top lined bifocals and single vision lenses. View available options.
→ WHEN DO PRESCRIPTION SAFETY GLASSES EXPIRE?
Older prescription safety glasses could be deemed obsolete as OSHA and ANSI update their standards. You should ensure that prescription safety glasses you own are stamped with the Z87 or Z87+ marks. You may also find that your glasses might not meet OSHA and ANSI standards if they are damaged. Most glasses are changed every two years.
→ HOW CAN I KEEP MY SAFETY GLASSES FROM FOGGING UP?
An anti-fog coating is the best way to avoid fogging safety glasses. VS Eyewear and other brands offer this treatment to their lenses. Fog can build up from oil and dirt on your lenses. You should also clean your lenses regularly with a microfiber cloth that won’t scratch them. The anti-fog coating certainly helps, but glasses can still fog, depending on your work environment.
→ SIDE SHIELDS FOR PRESCRIPTION SAFETY GLASSES – ARE THEY NECESSARY?
Side shields for prescription safety glasses can be a useful tool to provide 360-degree protection in many segments. These shields increase the protection of your eyes and protect you from airborne threats in areas such as hospitals, workshops, and laboratories. We love that removable side shields can be stored away so your glasses can remain regular. Many of the safety glasses already have the sides shield built in or are wrap frames that don’t require side shields. You can choose the level of protection you need in the field from both options. Safety goggles, prescription wraparound safety glasses and safety glasses with prescription offer additional protection than side shields.
→ WHAT ARE PRESCRIPTION SAFETY LENSES LENSES MADE OF?
VS Eyewear prescription safety sunglasses can be made from a variety materials including trivex, polycarbonate, high index 1.67, 1.74 and standard real glasses. We offer many lens coatings that can be used on safety glasses. All of our lenses materials are ANSI Z87.1-approved, and the trivex lens and polycarbonate lens are ANSI Z87+. Our customer service team will be glad to help you if you have any questions about the material or its properties.
→ ARE PRESCRIPTION SAFETY GLASSES AND SUNGLASSES COVERED BY HSA AND FLEX SPENDING?
Your Flex and HSA card cover prescription lenses whether they would be used in sunglasses, regular glasses or Safety eyeglasses. Vision Insurance Information.
→ AM I ABLE TO USE MY HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNT FOR PRESCRIPTION SAFETY GLASSES?
Prescription Safety glasses are eligible expenses. These funds can be used for prescription safety eyewear, regardless of whether or not you have vision insurance.
→ CAN YOU INSERT SAFETY LENSES INTO MY EXISTING FRAMES
Yes, as long as your frames are in good shape, you can order online and send the frames to us at VS Eyewear, 26 Broadway, Bangor PA 18013
→ HOW DO I ENTER MY PRESCRIPTION?
Once you find the frame you are interested in, simply click the ‘SELECT LENSES’ button. This will take you to the lens options page where you can select the type of lenses you prefer, as well as any tints or coatings. Hitting the “NEXT” button will then take you to the prescription entry page. At this point, you can select your prescription numbers from the drop down menus, and/or upload a copy of your prescription.
→ WILL BOTH THE FRAMES AND LENSES BE ANSI STAMPED?
All safety frames on our VS Eyewear website will have the ANSI Z87 marking on the frame itself. In addition, all prescription lenses will be stamped with our “PS” makers mark to indicate the lenses are safety approved.
→ DO YOU OFFER PRESCRIPTION SAFETY GLASS PROGRAM FOR OUR COMPANY!
Providing prescription safety glasses for your employees can be challenging at times. That’s why VS Eyewear has come up with numerous programs for our corporate customers. We offer simple, cost-effective ways to offer high-quality prescription safety glasses for your employees. We will customize frame selections and order forms to be as basic or as complex as you would like. We can also set up custom ordering Portals with specific products and features just for your company. VS Eyewear prides itself in working with the specific customer to taylor the prescription safety glasses program to fit their needs & requirements
→ WHAT LENS COATINGS OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR YOUR PRESCRIPTION SAFETY GLASSES?
VS Eyewear offers a variety of lens coatings for your sun- or eyeglasses, each of which performs a unique function that can improve the performance of the lens and the clarity of your vision. Those coatings are often available layered, providing the wearer with the precise lens specifications they desire. Read more about our coatings below.
→ WHAT LENS COLORS CAN I GET MY PRESCRIPTION SAFETY GLASSES IN?
At VS Eyewear, we provide a wide range of lens colors for your glasses. Whether you place a higher priority on functionality or style, we’ve created a lens color chart to help you find the perfect lens for you. We encourage you to check out our eyewear lens color guide.
→ WILL I GET A CASE WITH MY PRESCRIPTION GLASSES?
Yes, all of our prescription eyewear comes with a case and microfiber pouch.
→ ARE OAKLEY’S APPROVED SAFETY GLASSES?
Let’s start with the bad news. About 90 percent of Oakley glasses are not safety-approved. ANSI or any other standards organization has not certified that these pairs of glasses have sufficient impact resistance or are suited for challenging environments. If you need safety-approved glasses, therefore, you cannot purchase any of these pairs.
For the approximately 10 percent of Oakley glasses that are safety-approved, you will want to look at the frames themselves. On the frames of these glasses, you will find a marking or stamping that signals they are safety-approved. As just one example, on the Oakley Standard Issue Det Cord Industrial model, you will see that the frame is marked with the appropriate ANSI markings (ANSI Z87.1).
PRESCRIPTION DESIGNER DRESS GLASSES – FAQ’S
→ Why do some frames cause a reaction on my skin?
If metal frames cause a reaction, nickel is the culprit. Most metal frames are made of a nickel alloy. Other metals used include aluminum, stainless steel, titanium, zinc, copper, beryllium, gold and silver. Stainless, titanium, gold and silver are usually hypoallergenic.
Some people can also be allergic to the nose pads on metal frames. Most are made of silicone or acetate, but they can also be made out of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), nickel, titanium or rubber. Silicone is tricky. Certain silicones are hypoallergenic (such as medical silicone), but others can trigger allergic reactions. Both PVC and titanium are usually hypoallergenic. Most plastic eyeglass frames are made of zyl (also called zylonite, acetate and cellulose acetate) or propionate. Other materials used in plastic frames include: polyamide, nylon, polycarbonate, carbon and Optyl (a brand of epoxy resin). Propionate, polyamide, nylon and Optyl frames are all considered hypoallergenic.
→ I see fine, why do I need to see an Eye Doctor?
Regular eye exams are the only way to catch “silent” diseases such as diabetes, glaucoma and other conditions in their early stages, when they’re more easily managed or treated. Many conditions can be discovered in a carefully planned eye exam. Those who consider mass-produced, over the counter reading glasses are truly doing themselves a disservice, both financially and medically.
One-size-fits-all reading glasses not only do not work well for most people who have a different prescription in each eye, and/or astigmatism, or whose lens and frame parameters are not measured correctly, they bypass the opportunity to have their eyes checked for early detection of many manageable diseases or conditions. For those insisting on selecting glasses not measured specifically for there eyes, headaches and eye fatigue are common symptoms.
→ How do I know if I need bifocals?
The most common use of bifocals is for the treatment of presbyopia in individuals aged 40 and over. Whether or not a person has needed vision correction when younger, by the early to mid-forties, the ability to accommodate or focus the eyes has diminished.
Bifocals allow the wearer to see clearly both at distance and near despite the reduced focusing ability. Bifocals may also be used to help align the eyes if a person tends to over-cross his or her eyes at near. If you are over 40 or have any difficulty performing tasks at near, ask us whether bifocals or progressive lenses could be right for you.
→ How can I stop glare at night or at a computer?
There can be many causes for this condition. However, many times this problem can be alleviated, or even dismissed, with the use of “AR” (Anti Reflective) Lenses. First and foremost, however, annual or semi annual eye exams are the ONLY avenue to your eye health and the ONLY resource to ascertain the correct reason or cause for any eye ailment!
That being said and once any medical or physical condition is removed as a possibility of cause, then the perfect solution for glare on computer screens, or glare from night driving would be AR (Anti Reflective) Lenses.
→ How often should I get a new pair of glasses?
This is a personal concern that can address many issues. You should change your eyeglasses when you feel that your existing eyeglasses no longer are supporting your needs, lifestyle, or taste.
In any case a visit to your doctor should not be only considered when you feel it is time for new glasses. You should visit your eye doctor at least once every year, unless otherwise instructed by your eyecare provider.
→ Are the lenses that change colors OK for sunglasses?
A popular lens in plastics are called Transitions Lenses. When they’re exposed to ultraviolet light, they become darker or change to a different color. However most brands are not as effective in a car or in any vehicle with the “blue or gray Stripe” on a windshield. Because of the ultraviolet blocking nature of the windshields, lenses will remain pretty light when you’re driving.
The ultimate sunglass experience can be enjoyed with “Polarized” lenses as these lenses offer the most protection and comfort to the eye so strain and fatigue can become a thing of the past. Transitions is a registered trademark of Transitions Optical, Inc.
→ Why are my lenses so thick?
Your prescription, your personal measurements, and the size of your frame are the three key factors that will determine final lens thickness.
If you are farsighted your lenses will be thicker at their center, in contrast, if you are nearsighted your lenses will be thicker at their edges. New innovative technology in lens designs, and materials, have allowed us to reduce overall lens thickness by as much as 60% in many cases. Our staff will guide you toward the best possible results in helping you choose the best frame-lens combination for your ocular and fashion needs.
→ Can the thick lenses be made thinner?
Absolutely! Newer, thinner lens materials are being developed all the time, and we pride ourselves in constantly being up-to-date with the latest developments and materials in the optical community. This, along with the proper grinding and appropriate frame selection could make your new fashion eyeglasses distinctly thinner.
→ Do regular glasses protect my eyes from the sun?
Plastic lenses do not protect your eyes. You need to have UV protection from UV rays, which are not inherent in a plastic lens. You can have a UV protective coating applied to a plastic lens, but polycarbonate lenses have built-in UV protection.
Glass lenses protect your eyes from harmful UVB rays but not from UVA. Some experts think UVA rays might have long-term, damaging effects to your eyes and skin.
→ Can wearing the wrong prescription eyeglasses damage your eyes?
There isn’t a risk of long-term eye damage in most adults with stabilized vision. But, you can still experience symptoms affecting vision and comfort. Wearing a prescription that is too weak or too strong can cause: Blurry vision.
→ How do you know if your eye prescription is too strong?
One of the best ways you can tell whether your eyeglass prescription is too strong is to undergo a “one eye test.” It’s really simple and you can do this wherever you’d like. All you need to do is put on your glasses and cover one of your eyes (the precise eye does not matter). With your unobstructed eye, stare straight ahead. When doing this, take note of your vision. Does it appear clear? Or is it blurred or hazy? From there, do this same exercise with your other eye. If one or both of your eyes are blurry or hazy, you may have a strong argument that your eyeglass prescription is too strong. Yes, you will likely need to check-in with your optometrist or ophthalmologist to be 100 percent sure.
→ I am having trouble seeing clearly with my progressive lenses – why is this?
It takes some time to adjust to wearing progressive lenses. Because there are different corrective powers within the lenses, your eyes and your mind will need to learn to adjust. Often it will take a week or more to completely adjust. If you continue to have problems, but your eye doctor is able to verify that the prescription is accurate, it may be that the frames simply aren’t sitting correctly on your face and can be adjusted to fit more precisely.
→ My Transitions lenses don’t seem to change colors. Why?
Transitions® lenses have to be exposed to direct UV rays before they will change. Depending upon weather conditions they may get more or less dark from day to day. Transitions lenses will not darken in a car, because most windshields have UV filters built into them. However, Transitions® does offer Xtractive and Drivewear lenses that do darken in the car. Learn more about Xtractive, Drivewear and other Transitions® products on our Transitions lenses info page. Get more information on our Transitions lenses information page.
→ How long does it take for your eyes to adjust to new prescription glasses?
Most people get used to new glasses within two to three days, although it might take up to two weeks. If your vision is still blurry and you’re dealing with headaches, you may need a different prescription or type of lens. If your prescription is wrong, your eyes and brain will not adjust to it, no matter what you try.
→ Do your eyes have to adjust to a new glasses prescription?
Most eye care professionals will tell you it will likely take two to three days to adjust to a normal change in your glasses prescription, but the adjustment period can last up to two weeks in some rare cases. If your eyes have not fully adjusted after two or three days, check in with your eye doctor.
→ What to expect when getting glasses for the first time?
Unfortunately, wearing glasses comes with a slight adjustment period. Most people will experience headaches and sore or tired eyes during the first few days. However, as your eye muscles get used to relaxing instead of working so hard to make sense of what you are seeing, the headaches and soreness will disappear.
→ How can you tell if your glasses prescription is wrong?
- Blurred Vision. One of the most obvious signs that your eyeglasses aren’t correcting your vision like they should is fuzzy and unclear eyesight. …
- You’re Squinting A Lot. …
- Your Eyes Feel Tired. …
- Your Eyes Are Sensitive To Light. …
- You’re Getting Frequent Headaches.
→ How often should I get my eyes checked if I wear glasses?
If you wear glasses or contact lenses, you should visit the eye doctor for a vision checkup every one to two years. Your prescription expires after this length of time, so it’s important to make sure your eyes haven’t changed before you buy new glasses or order more contacts.
Do your eyes get weaker the more you wear glasses? Bottom line: Glasses do not, and cannot, weaken eyesight. There is no permanent vision change caused by wearing glasses…..they are simply focusing light to perfectly relax the eyes in order to provide the sharpest vision possible
→ Why is it hard to adjust to new glasses?
That’s because your brain needs some time to adjust to the new prescription and lenses. Often, your new prescription will be more powerful, meaning your brain will need to adapt from what it used to know to what you see now.
→ Does your eyesight get worse with age?
With age, the lenses of the eyes become less flexible and make it difficult to focus on close objects, a condition called presbyopia. That’s why nearly everyone needs reading glasses as they reach their mid-40s or 50s. A few types of eye surgeries can correct this condition.
→ At what age does vision stop getting worse?
Around age 60, these changes in near vision should stop, and prescription changes should occur less frequently. Presbyopia can’t be prevented or cured, but most people should be able to regain clear, comfortable near vision for all of their lifestyle needs.
→ Does watching TV affect eyesight?
Although TVs don’t cause permanent eye damage, they can cause eye strain, a common condition that can lead to eye pain, blurry vision, and headaches. Eye strain often occurs after too much screen time, but is more frequent when you’re sitting close to the TV or watching from an odd angle.
→ Does looking at screens affect eyesight?
According to experts, staring at computers, tablets, and smartphone screens will not permanently damage your eyesight. However, doing so can cause some bothersome side effects, most notably computer vision syndrome (also called digital eye strain).
→ How should glasses fit your face?
The lenses of your glasses should be centered in front of your eyes so that your pupils are looking out of the middle of each lens. This rule applies both horizontally and vertically. Your eyes should not be too far up or down, left or right in relation to the lenses.
→ How much do your glasses cost?
VS Eyewear offers a broad range of high quality eyewear meeting everyone’s needs and budget. We have glasses that cost as low as $9.99 and on the high end $299.00
→ Can I get my prescription in all of your frames?
We can make up prescription lenses for the majority of our product line.
→ How long does it take to get prescription glasses made up?
It will depend on the frame that is chosen and the options you select. VS Eyewear and its partner labs stocks a large number and variety of glasses, but cannot have everything available on the shelf. If we don’t have it in stock deliveries will be determined by the frame and lens manufactures. Our standard in stock frames can normally be shipped within 7-10 business days.
→ What is your warranty on frames?
We go with the individual Manufactures warranty for their frames. Most offer a 1 year warranty against manufacturer’s defects. Worn or abused products will be determined by the manufacturer’s discretion.