Prescription safety glasses are not just an accessory but an essential tool that protects your vision in hazardous environments.
To ensure they serve you well, proper maintenance and care are crucial. By following a few simple guidelines, you can prolong the life of your safety glasses, maintain clear vision, and safeguard your eyes effectively.
Here are a few simple and valuable tips for maintaining prescription safety glasses.
Cleaning Your Lenses
Dust, dirt, and smudges can impair vision and strain your eyes. Wipe your lenses daily with a microfiber cloth specifically designed for eyewear.
Avoid using tissues or rough materials, such as paper towels or your shirt, as they can scratch the lenses.
Rinse your glasses with lukewarm water before gently wiping them to remove any abrasive particles.
Avoid Abrasive Cleaners When Maintaining Prescription Safety Glasses
Harsh chemicals and abrasive cleaners can damage the expensive coatings on your lenses. Stick to mild cleaning solutions specifically sold for cleaning lenses or use water and a drop of dish soap.
Avoid using ammonia-based cleaners such as glass window sprays or strong solvents, as they can degrade lens coatings and weaken the lens’s impact resistance!
At SafeVision, we offer Trivex, aka Phoenix lens material, as an alternative to polycarbonate due to its superior chemical resistance.
Always store your safety glasses in a sturdy case when you’re not wearing your safety glasses.
Avoid placing them in your pocket, where they can be easily scratched, or leaving them exposed on surfaces like your car’s dashboard.
Proper storage ensures they are protected from accidental damage and scratches.
Perform regular visual inspections of your safety glasses. Check for signs of wear, loose screws, or any damage to the frame or lenses.
Timely repairs can prevent further damage and maintain the effectiveness of your safety eyewear. Suppose your company pays for your prescription safety glasses. Reporting any damage to the frames and lens cracks to your safety director/manager is important in that case.
Even tiny cracks in your lenses mean they’ve lost their impact resistance!
Visit our corporate programs page to learn how we can help your company manage prescription safety eyewear procurement.
Adjusting and Maintaining the Fit
A proper fit is essential for both comfort and effectiveness. If your glasses feel loose or uncomfortable, have them adjusted by a professional.
Avoid adjusting them, as you may inadvertently damage the frame or lenses. Most optical shops offer free adjustments, even to walk-ins.
Avoiding Extreme Temperatures
Extreme temperatures, whether hot or cold, can affect the integrity of your safety glasses.
Avoid leaving them in your car on hot days; the heat can warp the frame and deteriorate the lenses or their coatings.
Similarly, extreme cold can make the frame brittle and prone to breakage.
Visit your optometrist regularly to ensure your prescription is up-to-date.
Changes in your vision can occur gradually, and wearing an outdated prescription can strain your eyes and compromise your safety.
Maintaining Prescription Safety Glasses Ensures Safety & Durability
Prescription safety glasses are valuable investments in your eye health and overall safety. By following these simple tips for maintenance and care, you can ensure they provide clear vision, optimal protection, and long-lasting durability.
Remember, a little care goes a long way in preserving the quality and effectiveness of your prescription safety glasses. Embrace clear vision, stay safe, and protect your eyes with well-maintained safety eyewear tailored to your needs.
If your current safety glasses need replacement, check out our extensive collection at safevision.com. All prescription orders come with a microfiber cleaning cloth, care/cleaning instruction card and a protective pouch or case.