Safety is #1 for good reason. We use our eyes from the minute we wake up until we lay our head back down on the pillow at night. So why not do what you can to give your eyes the protection they deserve? We put together a guide to the best prescription safety glasses of 2021 to help you narrow down your choices. Looking good on the job site and meeting your job safety requirements don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Get yourself some sunglasses that can do both.

Top Picks for 2021

1. SPY General
2. Oakley Industrial Det Cord
3. Wiley X Gravity + Rx Adaptor
4. Wiley X P-17
5. SMITH Director Elite
6. SPY Bounty ANSI
7. Wiley X Boss + Rx Adaptor
8. SMITH Longfin Elite
9. SMITH Operator’s Choice Elite
10. Wiley X Tide

Best Prescription Safety Glasses of 2021

SPY General

Taking home the Best Safety REXY award, SPY General sunglasses. General combines durability and a comfortable fit to keep you protected and relaxed all day long. SPY General sunglasses come equipped with the SPY Happy Lens, which is their signature technology that works to enhance your mood by letting in the sun’s “good” rays and blocking out the bad. When a frame can make you that happy there’s no surprise it took home the gold.

SPY General in Soft Matte Black with Happy Grey Green Polarized Lens

SPY General in Soft Matte Black with Happy Grey Green Polarized Lens

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Key Features

  • Grilamid build
  • Rubber nose pads & temple tips
  • SPY Happy lens technology
  • Exceed ANSI standards

Oakley Industrial Det Cord

Oakley’s Industrial Det Cord glasses fulfill ANSI safety standards and feature an anti-fog coating and compatible ear stems. Furthermore, the Oakley Industrial Det Cord’s rubber Unobtainium™ nose piece allows for maintained optical alignment. This is a pair of sunglasses that are ready for anything.

Oakley Industrial DET Cord ANSI

Oakley Industrial DET Cord ANSI in Matte Black

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Key Features

  • Unobtainium nose pads
  • Oakley authentic ANSI lenses
  • O-Matter frame is highly impact resistant
  • Exceed ANSI standards

Wiley X Gravity + RX Adaptor

Part of Wiley X’s Climate Control Series, the Wiley X Gravity is made with active sports and an active lifestyle in mind. It features a patented Facial Cavity™ Seal with soft foam that blocks out fine dust, debris, pollen as well as wind and peripheral light. The Wiley X Gravity is ANSI Z87.2 approved, prescription ready, and able to handle whatever you throw at them.

Wiley X Gravity

Wiley X Gravity in Black Crystal with Blue Mirror Lenses


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Key Features

  • Part of Wiley X Climate Control series
  • Removable Foam Eyecups
  • ANSI Z87.2 approved
  • Prescription ready!

Wiley X P-17

A popular choice for both cyclists and motorcyclists, the Wiley X P-17 sunglasses are ready for any road adventure. Versatile and affordable, these frames are safety approved, lightweight, and prescription-ready. P-17 is a great frame to protect your eyes from outside elements and your high speeds.


Wiley X P17 in Gloss Black

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Key Features

  • Rubber Temple Tips
  • T-Peg Strap
  • ANSI Z87.2 approved
  • Prescription ready!

Smith Director Elite

The SMITH Director Elite combines a tactical construction with a stylish low profile. This frame meets ANSI Z87.1 safety standards and MIL-PRF-31013 standards for impact resistance. Hydrophilic padding increases gripping power with moisture. This means the harder you work or play and sweat, these will not lose their grip. The SMITH Director Elite will allow you to take command in any situation you find yourself in.

Smith Director Elite

SMITH Director Elite in Black with Elite Ballistic Polarized Brown Lenses

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Key Features

  • Hydrophilic Megol padding
  • Impact-resistant frame
  • Meets ANSI Z87.1 standard for optics & MIL-PRF-31013 standard for impact
  • Prescription ready!


SPY Bounty sunglasses combine style, customizability, and durability. They are impact resistant and ANSI Z87.1 certified so to say these are durable would be an understatement. The frames are constructed of shatter-resistant Grilamid and have solid metal pin hinges so they are built to last.

Spy Bounty ANSI glasses, Spy Bounty ANSI prescription sunglasses

SPY Bounty ANSI in Black with HAPPY Grey Green Lenses

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Key Features

  • ANSI Z87.1 certified
  • Shatter-resistant Grilamid™ frame material
  • Metal Hinges
  • Prescription Ready!

Wiley X Boss + RX Adaptor

The high prescription version of the original Wiley X Boss sunglass. The adaptor allows for increased strength for your prescription which means you no longer have to compromise. Equipped with shatterproof Selenite™ polycarbonate lenses that meet all high mass impact standards, you can take the new and improved Wiley X Boss with you anywhere.

Wiley X Boss prescription safety glasses

Wiley X Boss in Matte Black

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Key Features

  • Meet or exceed ANSI Z87.1-2010 High Velocity Standards
  • Meet or exceed High Mass Impact Standards
  • Meet or exceed US Federal OSHA Standards
  • Removable Facial Cavity Seal

Smith Longfin Elite

For the outdoorsmen looking to style the newest safety gear. The SMITH Longfin Elite is constructed for high impact work and provides ultimate coverage and protection for when you need it most. Equipped with comfort in mind and protection a necessity, these sunglasses are what you need onsite.

SMITH Longfin Elite prescription sunglasses

SMITH Longfin Elite in Matte Black with Carbonic Elite Ballistic Grey Lenses

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Key Features

  • Meet ANSI Z87.1-2010 High Velocity
  • Meet High Mass Impact Standards
  • Rubber Nosepad & Temple Tips
  • Prescription ready!

Smith Operator’s Choice Elite

A high-performance frame that covers you for any activity. The SMITH Operator’s Choice Elite is equipped with the best technology to reduce sun exposure and the strongest polarization that helps reduce glare. With mirrored lenses, all everyone will see is their gaze at your great pair of safety sunglasses.

SMITH Operator's Choice Elite safety glasses

SMITH Operator’s Choice Elite in Matte Black with ChromaPop+ Elite Polarized Blue Mirror Lenses

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Key Features

  • Exceeds MilSpec standards
  • ChromaPop color enhancing lenses
  • Mirrored & polarized lenses

Wiley X Tide

Combining safety and function in one epic pair of sunglasses, the Wiley X Tide is a great frame for all your needs. Constructed with a removable foam eyecup, the Tide is packed with comfort and protection. There’s more you’ll want to know about these frames, check out the features below.

Wiley X Tide in Matte Hickory Brown

Wiley X Tide in Matte Hickory Brown with Amber w/ Polarized Venice Gold Mirror Lenses

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Key Features

  • Facial Cavity Seal
  • T-shell coated scratch-resistant and shatter-resistant
  • ANSI Z87.1 high-velocity lenses
  • Prescription ready!

Get Prescription Safety Glasses at SportRx

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