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How do you know when it is time to replace your safety glasses? Know the signs. Below, we have outlined when it’s time to replace your glasses because when it comes to your eyes you always want the highest level of protection.


When something is outdated it isn’t just about style. It also related to the technology and functionality of a product. If your safety glasses are more than five years old, it is likely that they do not have the latest features and it is time to upgrade. These features are related to lens technology, updated ANSI standards, anti-fog, and anti-scratch features.


If you need to stop what you’re doing to take off your protective eyewear so you can give your eyes a break it’s time to invest in a better pair. Eye strain is the result of pain and fatigue of the eyes, often accompanied by a headache. Eye fatigue happens when the muscles in and around your eyes become tired from intense use. Eye strain and eye fatigue have everything to do with the quality of your safety glasses.


When safety glasses are used often and rigorously for work and / or play, they are subject to scratches. Even the high-end safety glasses will need to be replaced after going through the workplace grind. Even lenses that have anti-scratch or scratch-resistant coatings will eventually need replacing but it’s best to replace you’re your glasses versus just the lens. However, when replacing your glasses it’s important to look for anti-scratch lenses so you will get longevity for your safety glasses.

FOGGING UP Anti-fog technology on safety glasses prevents fogging, or sweating, which occurs when there is a temperature difference between the inside and outside surface of the lens. It’s especially important for those who work in both hot and cold conditions. But it is a real issue for everyone now that workers are consistently wearing masks. If there is any fogging or sweating while wearing your glasses it’s important to get a new pair.

If you use protective safety glasses or safety goggles in the workplace you likely wear them on a daily basis. Ideally, you have found protective eyewear that is comfortable enough that you want to wear them in your recreational life as well. If not, it’s definitely time to try a new brand! But either way, it’s very important to replace safety glasses at some point otherwise your visibility will be compromised.

We have many options for safety glasses and goggles. To learn more about BrandX safety glasses or goggles, visit our website and check out all the BrandX spec sheets. Or contact us if you have any questions about styles best for your face and / or work and recreational needs.

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