How to Select the Right Frame For Your Safety Eyewear

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A first impression is everything. That’s why it’s essential to purchase prescription safety eyewear with the right frame for your face to help you look good and withstand wear and tear. After all, you won’t get a second chance, so here are our tips on how to select the right frames from SafeVision.

Factor In Your Prescription

At SafeVision, we have prescription lens options for all our safety eyewear. Since there are minimum thickness requirements per ANSI Z87.1 standards it’s worth noting the lenses are thicker than average eyewear. If you already have a stronger prescription then you’re already familiar with the issue of lens thickness which becomes more pronounced when made for safety. In this case, you might consider avoiding thinner metal frames with wire around the lenses. Thicker frame styles made of robust thermoplastics or nylon material may pair better with your prescription lenses. Also, be aware that certain “wrap” style safety frames may be limited for the type of prescription due to the extreme curvature that is required. We partner with thousands of eye care professionals at SafeVision and can help connect you with an optician who provides you with recommendations.

Consider Your Lifestyle & Surroundings

What does a typical day look like for you? Are you working in an industrial environment? Do you have some heavy-duty DIY projects around the house? Are you looking at digital screens frequently? If you live a more hazardous lifestyle, you need to pick impact-resistant frames that can keep up with all you do and the hazards around you. All of our safety frames meet or exceed ANSI Z87.1 standards for high mass and high impact hazards. That means our frames are made with durable, flexible materials that will keep your eyes protected if things start flying at your face.

Pick Your Frame Shape Wisely

When it comes to frame shape, one frame type does not always fit all. The shape of your face can determine what kind of frame looks best on each individual. They say you should pick frames whose shape contrasts with your face shape. So if you have a round face, choose square frames, and if you have a square face, choose round frames. If you have an oval face, you’re lucky, and most frames will be suitable. For those with a wider face, stick to oversized or larger frames, and if you have a more narrow or slimmer face, choose smaller frames. A variety of our safety frames are made with “spring hinges” which are especially comfortable for those with larger heads. Our ZT100 & Eagle frames have adjustable length temples for those who find it especially difficult to get the right fit.

Consider Your Color Palette

When picking out your frames, color is also an important factor in your decision. Consider your skin tone, hair color, and eye color when looking at your frame options. Also, take your wardrobe into account. If you only wear specific colors, pick a frame color that complements those colors instead of clashes. A purple frame might not go with everything, but black does. But safety is always paramount so be sure to consider frames with reflective temples or colors that increase your chances of being more visible to others in hazardous environments. Alternatively, we offer a number of camouflage styles like our ZT25, ZT35 & ZT45.

Try Them On Virtually

When you visit SafeVision’s website, we give you the option to try on all of PENTAX branded safety frames virtually. All you have to do is upload a picture of yourself or allow access to your computer or phone camera, and the frames will appear on your face. This feature allows our customers to “try on” multiple options before deciding to purchase. Our customers can try various frame types to see which ones look best with their facial features.

Purchase Your Eyewear

Once you have considered all the options we discussed and found the right pair of safety eyewear for you, it’s time to purchase! Visit our online store or talk with one of the representatives at SafeVision to order your eyewear and discuss options. They will assist you in adding your prescription, too. Happy shopping!

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