FAQs

Why is Safety Eyewear necessary?
To comply with the state and federal laws, to prevent lost time injuries, and to protect an irreplaceable asset: your eye sight!

What contributes to eye injuries at work?
Not wearing eye protection, not wearing eye protection properly, or wearing the wrong kind of eye protection.

What causes eye injuries?
Contact with chemicals flying particles, molten metal, liquid chemicals, acids or caustic liquids, chemical gases or vapors, or potentially injurious light radiation.

What is the difference between OSHA and ANSI?
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)'s mission is "to assure the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health.” www.osha.gov

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is “is a private, non-profit organization (501(c)3) that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system.” www.ansi.org

How did the change in the ANSI Z87.1 Standard affect Prescription Safety Glasses?
A complete summary of the changes in the ANSI Z87.1 can be found at https://www.uvexrx.com/documents/UvexRx_ANSI_2010_AdvisoryBulletin_v08_11.pdf"

How do I order a copy of the ANSI Z87.1 Standard?
A copy can be purchased at: http://webstore.ansi.org/ansidocstore/default.asp

What is the difference between street wear and safety glasses?
Safety glasses meet the ANSI Z87.1-2003 Standard for Eye Protection as
required by OSHA.

What is Vision screening?
Vision screening tests are for visual acuity, depth perception, color perception, muscle balance and horizontal fields. It is used to detect problems in employee's vision. Employees who wear corrective lenses are screened with their eyewear on. Vision screening is a key step when launching a new eye protection program or invigorating an underutilized program.

What is employee co-pay?
Often a company will allow a larger and more expensive frame selection and lens options at an employee’s own expense. Employee co-payments are collected by either Shannon Optical or by your company.