Safety Glasses & Safety Goggles
Safety glasses are a form of protective eyewear designed to prevent flying debris, dust, and other hazardous materials from damaging the eyes. They are typically made with impact-resistant lenses and frames. Safety glasses look similar to regular eyeglasses, but they must meet specific safety standards set by organizations such as ANSI Z87.1, which specifies criteria for using and testing impact resistance, lens thickness, and coverage.
Safety goggles provide a higher level of protection than safety glasses, offering a secure shield around the entire eye area against impact, dust, chemical splashes, and infectious fluids. They are commonly used in laboratories, construction sites, or any environment where chemicals and airborne particles are present. Safety goggles are required to meet the ANSI Z87.1 standard in the United States or equivalent international standards such as EN166 in Europe. They must provide adequate peripheral vision and be compatible with other personal protective equipment.