The Problem With Prescription Safety Eyewear

two pairs of prescription safety glasses on display

Work boots, hard hats, gloves, etc. can all be ordered via punchout catalogs with straightforward pricing and billing. Even non-prescription safety eyewear can be ordered online and/or in the same fashion. But, if you have employees needing Prescription Safety Eyewear, how do you go about setting up a process to order them?

You can’t simply ask employees for their vision prescription like you would ask for a shoe size when ordering work boots on their behalf. Not only does HIPPA prevent that privileged information from being shared but there is also a myriad of additional considerations beyond brand, style, and workplace hazards. Options such as anti-reflective or anti-fog lens coatings, sealed frames as well as non-conductive, polarized, and tinted lens options for UV protection for those outdoors, etc. Additionally, all these options need to be ordered via a qualified optical laboratory that can produce lenses that meet ANSI Z87.1 safety standards.

Your local optical shop might offer prescription safety eyewear but negotiating a contracted pricing agreement to cover all the variables to meet the needs of your workplace and employees is rarely an option. Furthermore, how do you go about negotiating pricing, streamlining billing, and ensuring consistency in turn time as well as quality when you have multiple locations?

As you can see, it can quickly become a frustrating procurement and billing nightmare to manage even for a few employees.

Luckily, we’re uniquely suited to help businesses of all sizes at SafeVision by HOYA. In fact, prescription safety eyewear programs are our specialty. We’re here to help guide you and offer turn-key programs that can easily be customized to fit your company’s requirements as well as your employees’ needs.

Take Advantage Of Our Corporate Programs

As the leading manufacturer of safety prescription eyewear in North America, SafeVision has continuously provided businesses and industries with comprehensive eye protection products and programs for over 75 years. Our knowledge and experience are your best assets when creating or managing single or multi-location safety eyewear programs.

Our state-of-the-art optical laboratory is part of a worldwide network of laboratories managed by HOYA Vision Care, one of the leading prescription ophthalmic companies in the world. HOYA laboratories support thousands of independent eye care providers across North America. Which means, we’re likely to work with a local optical shop in your neighborhood already. Additionally, we also have our own line of prescription-ready, safety, eyewear frames that meet ANSI Z87.1 standards. This means we have stronger control over the supply chain to better ensure your employees receive their safety equipment more quickly with consistent quality.

Here are the highlights:

  • Flexible programs to meet your company’s unique needs
  • A nationwide network of thousands of independent eye care providers to serve you locally
  • Regional sales representation to assist you
  • Billing is simple and streamlined through us so you only deal with one vendor
  • Experience with corporate-level planning and presentation
  • Eligibility management
  • Custom or package pricing options

Our dedicated team of safety professionals is here to assist you with managing your Prescription Safety Eyewear Program. We operate in all 50 states, including Puerto Rico, with account managers and support teams to help you every step of the way.

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