There is an old adage, which says that “The eyes that do not see, value vision the most”. How true! How many of us actually thank God for having blessed us with the wonderful gift of vision? The majority among us do not even bother to spare a moment to think. We take these wonderful windows to the world, for granted. But we become aware of the true worth of our eyes, only after we lose it. But again, every one of us has also heard of the maxim, “Better safe than sorry”. That sums up the need to protect our eyes, before we have reached a point of no return, in terms of vision.
The day to day routine life does involve a lot of minor hazards for the eyes, but we are able to manage through all of them, without any special spectacles or care. But there are certain occupations which turn out to be quite perilous to the eyes. The people who work in the manufacturing industry, construction industry, in the welding occupations, patients who undergo laser therapy and also the doctors or the nurses who perform it, certain sports like rifle shooting, swimming and so forth, are all in need of special protection spectacles, and the prescription safety glasses are one of them.
The prescription safety glasses are put through stringent stipulations by the America National Standards Institution (ANSI), and are certified as secure to be used only if they pass all of them. One of the most vital criteria seems to be the impact test. Unless the prescription safety glass comes out unscathed through the impact test, they will not be certified by the ANSI. Any chipping, breaking or cracking is sure to disqualify the tested glasses.
Once the spectacles pass the impact test, the ANSI provides certain gradations to let the users know about the exact purpose of the safety glasses in question. For instance, a plus sign on the protection prescription spectacles, will mean that they are certified for high impact, whereas an ‘S’ mark indicates that they encompass unique tints and the ‘V’ mark indicates they are photo chromic.
Ensuring the protection of your peepers does not mean that you would require to compromise on the aesthetics. These prescription safety glasses are now available in various colors and can be selected according to your personal preference. Regardless of the fact that these unique protection prescription spectacles are definitely more costly when compared to the normal basic spectacles, yet the worth of these prescription safety glasses is truly incomparable.