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Prescription Goggles for a More Secure Fit

When comparing different types of eyewear, goggles often fit more securely around the face than regular eyewear and provide complete eye protection. While glasses stay on the head using frames that tuck behind the ears and rest on the nose, many types of prescription goggles use a strap that stretches tightly from lens to lens. Goggles are often larger than glasses and can be worn over prescription glasses. However, there are also prescription safety goggles available that provide protection to the eyes while also helping people with poor vision see clearly. At Marvel Optics, we carry many variations of this type of eyewear depending on the wearer’s preference and the situation in which it is being worn, such as prescription sports goggles or safety eyewear designed for laboratories or hazardous work environments.

A Variety of Sports Goggles to Help You Perform Your Best

For sports that involve a lot of movement or put the eyes at risk, prescription sports goggles offer many advantages. For instance, this type of eyewear is less likely to fall off your face when moving and can provide 360-degree protection from the sun, particles, and anything else that could potentially damage your eyesight. Shop our collection of prescription goggles, which allow athletes of all ages to correct their vision and play with the confidence that their eyewear won’t budge.

The Importance of Protecting Your Eyes at Work

For many, wearing protective eyewear at work is not an option. In fact, an estimated 90 percent of workplace eye injuries can be prevented by wearing personal protective eyewear. Construction, automotive, manufacturing, welding, healthcare, and laboratories are all examples of industries where wearing prescription safety goggles are essential. Additionally, safety glasses or goggles are important for military and law enforcement as well to protect the eyes from small particles and possible impact. We carry safety goggles that are ANSI Z87.1 rated and fit for a variety of industries, so you can stay safe while on the job.

Prescription Goggles FAQs

How do you work out in prescription goggles?

Whether lifting heavy weights or getting your cardio on, those with poor eyesight know just how difficult exercising with glasses can be, especially for workouts such as yoga that require you to stand in an inverted position. Goggles are less likely to slip off your face as you work out, even despite heavy movement or sweat.

Do they make prescription safety glasses?

When discussing safety eyewear, sometimes the terms goggles and glasses are used interchangeably. However, there are many prescription safety glasses designed to mimic the look and feel of traditional glasses but with several upgrades and added features for safety. This can include integrated side shields, impact-resistant lenses, and rubber padding for a more secure seal.

What is the ANSI Z87.1 standard?

The ANSI Z87.1 standard details the performance and protective requirements for different types of safety eyewear, including prescription goggles. This can include protection against high velocity or high impact in addition to chemical splash and dust protection. Additional lens testing also designates the level of optical radiation protection provided.

What are the laboratory rules about safety goggles?

According to standards set by OSHA, employers are required to provide or pay for personal protective equipment, which includes safety goggles, for employees who work in a hazardous lab environment. Eye protection must meet ANSI Z87.1 safety standards for the particular hazards the employee is exposed to.

What sports use goggles?

While not all sports require safety eyewear to be worn, wearing regular glasses that are prone to shattering or breaking can be dangerous during some activities. Sports where prescription goggles are often used to enhance performance include:

  • Swimming, scuba diving, and other watersports
  • Skiing and snowboarding
  • Cycling
  • Basketball, baseball, football, and soccer
  • Golf
  • Tennis and other racket sports


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