We can provide you Prescription Safety Glasses

Working in any type of industrial environment can pose potential risks to your vision.

Machinery, chemicals, sparks or metal fragments can damage eyes irreparably.

Even if you wear glasses, these may not be strong enough to stop a fragment of flying debris.

Working with Bollé eyewear, we can provide you specially designed scratch-resistant safety eyewear which could help prevent a serious accident.

As the safety glasses come with prescription lenses, they can be worn in place of the employee’s own spectacles – no clumsy fitting of goggles over their glasses.

How to get your Prescription Safety Eyewear:

We’ve tried to make this process as easy as possible – so just follow these 5 simple steps:

Step 1:

Choose the safety eyewear you desire (dependent on your job and which level of eye protection you require).

Step 2:

Then take the prescription forms to (quite conveniently) ANY Boots Opticians branch in the UK and have frame measurements taken.

Step 3:

The optician then tests your eyes, fills out the prescription form and gives it to back to you.

Step 4:

Hand us back the filled prescription form and we’ll do the rest.

Step 5:

We will inform you as soon as they are ready, so you can collect your fitted, prescribed safety glasses from us.

 “Here’s what you get in the box”:

 – Frame and prescription lenses

– Case, cleaning cloth and cord

– Anti-scratch coating on PC and CR39

– Technical data leaflet

– Certificate of compliance

– Optician service

Also available – but optional:

– Anti-glare multi-layer coating

– Tint

– Photochromic

– UV 400 coating

– Prism

– Extra combined power (<+-8)

It is essential to take care of your eyes.

The objective is to protect while adapting the prescription lenses to the specific needs of each person.

All types of risks are present: those relative to particle projection (maintenance jobs), chemicals (in the laboratory), electrical work, etc. (we also offer non-metal frames suitable for use in elctro-based risk environments.)

The different types of corrective lenses

Progressive lenses:

The purpose of progressive lenses is first to correct near vision, then intermediate vision with decreasing power towards the top of the lens. Four fixed digressions are possible from 0.75, 1.25, 1.75 or 2.25 dioptre depending on the needs.

The lens’s lower correction allows the wearer to read (at 35 cm for example) like a progressive lens. The digression power makes it possible to see clearly at an intermediate distance, on a screen for example. The more the wearer looks up, the clearer the distance view will be. Except for special cases, this lens does not correct distance vision and is therefore not suitable for driving.

Bifocal lenses:

Bifocal lenses are designed for people who require two corrections, one for distance and for near vision. One for near vision, one for distance vision: the upper part of the lens corrects distance vision, and the lower area corrects near vision.

(98% of users who have tested these lenses have bought them.)


Lens material

These three materials are available for all models in our range:


The main feature of polycarbonate is – it’s resistance to impact.

This lens is by far the most resistant of all.Polycarbonate is 10% thinner than glass and 15% thinner than plastic.

But it is a soft plastic and is therefore easily scratched so an anti-scratch coating is applied as standard.

This material is particularly recommended for protection in the workplace.

Polycarbonate provides the added advantage of absorbing all ultraviolet rays up to 380 nm (99.99%).

• Lens markings = 1F

• Conforms to European standards EN166 – EN170 – EN172


This is a plastic resin. Its advantages are robustness, 50% lighter, organic lenses are less likely to fog up and they absorb some ultra-violet rays.

On the other hand, they scratch easily and to prevent this an anti-scratch coating is required.

At equal power, they are thicker than mineral or polycarbonate lenses.

• Lens markings = 1S

• Conforms to European standards EN166 – EN170 – EN172

Toughened glass:

This material is composed of sand and chemical elements that constitute traditional glass.

Its main properties are excellent optical quality and scratch resistance.

Thus, nearly 92% of light is transmitted by toughened glass.

In addition to its high weight, its main disadvantage lies in its low impact resistance and the fact that it breaks into several small pieces that could damage the eye.

• Lens markings = 1S

• Conforms to European standards EN166

We have a comprehensive range of safety eyewear in both plastic and metal frames which all work with the various lens options available.

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