The Best Safety Glasses To Protect Your Peepers

Because safety glasses are cheap, and you only get one set of eyes.

And, by the way, safety glasses make great gifts. Slip a pair into the Christmas stocking of somebody you love. You can never go wrong giving them safety glasses.

Gateway Safety Cover2 Safety Glasses
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If you wear prescription glasses, you need to either get prescription safety glasses with side shields (they’re expensive) or go for a quick solution such as the boxy style that are roomy enough to fit over your glasses. They’re a hybrid between glasses and goggles.

V.W.E. Rx-Bifocal High Performance Protective Safety Glasses with Anti Slip Nose Pad and Temples – Sun Reader (Clear Lens, 2.00)
V.W.E.
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An inexpensive option, if they work for you, are to get so-called reader safety glasses. These +1.50 are a good example of this class of product. In some cases, you can get bifocal styles.

Bouton 249-5907-400 5900 Traditional Eyewear with Smoke Propionate Full Frame and Clear Anti-Scratch/Fog Lens
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If you want a good, rugged pair, it’s hard to beat the thick-framed and time-tested design of these safety glasses, known in the eyewear business as Clark Kents.

DEWALT DPG82-11/DPG82-11CTR Concealer Clear Anti-Fog Dual Mold Safety Goggle
DEWALT
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A Google hybrid with a face-sealing gasket provides more coverage and comfort, not only from flying debris, but when the conditions are particularly dusty and you need to shield your eyes from irritants lingering in or blowing in the air.

3M 13250 Mabyim Adjustable Temple Safety Glasses, Black Frame, Clear Lens
3M
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$6.99
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Safety glasses with adjustable frames are useful not only when you have to buy safety glasses for a group and you want to ensure a good fit, but the length-adjustable temples make for a better fit when you’re wearing a hat.

BISON LIFE Safety Glasses, One Size, Clear Protective Polycarbonate Lens, 12 per Box (1 box)
BISON LIFE
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$12.99
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If you’re running a big crew of volunteers, do yourself and them a favor and buy your safety glasses in bulk. They are extremely inexpensive this way and if someone loses them, breaks them, or doesn’t return them, you’re not out a lot of money. Always check that the glasses for your crew (or yourself) meet the rigid ANSI Z87 standard for impact protection. This is a standard set forth by the American National Standards Institute, and it’s eye-saving.

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