Westmead Eyes Optometrists are able to provide affordable Safety Glasses or Goggles in your glasses prescription. We have brought in a range of approximately 20 frame options which can be viewed at the practice since the requirement for all staff to wear safety glasses as PPE at Westmead Hospital was introduced.
The problems you may be having with the supplied fitover Safety glasses we have come across are:
Protection: Any protective goggles are better than nothing, but some offer more coverage than others. Of course, more protection means bulkier goggles, so you’ll need to decide just how much protection you’re comfortable with. The best safety glasses should fit snug against the face, with extensions that cover the sides of your eyes. Some frame choices have a positve seal (foam or rubber gasket) for additional protection.
Prescription: We can put your prescription (as long as it’s within range) into all our safety glasses. Protective glasses that have been fitted with your prescription will be easier to keep on all day without the need to switch out your regular frames. It also means that you won’t have to suffer with the reflections from lights from having a pair of safety glasses over your current pair of glasses, which can lead to symptoms of eyestrain and headaches.
Anti-Fog: The best safety goggles have been treated with an anti-fogging protectant. This keeps the lenses clear. Please note the lead time for an anti fog coating on the lenses will take longer than a normal pair of lenses. This is because the lesnes are sourced overseas and there is no current stock in Australia. We are working with our suppliers and laboratory partners to improve the lead time.
Style: Although safety goggles are all about function, it’s still possible to choose a pair which suit your face. That’s why we have about 20 pairs in store.
All our safety eyewear meets Australian and New Zealand Safety Eye Protection Standards AS/NZS1337.6 and AS/NZS1337.1
You may be able to claim a tax deduction for these glasses due to a requirement for work. Please consult with your accountant for this.