From the moment you wake up until your head hits the pillow for the night, your vision is one of your greatest assets for enjoying the day. Give your eyes the protection they deserve and clear vision they require, with the best prescription safety glasses for work or play. Our opticians understand that with so many options to choose from, selecting the right pair can feel overwhelming and time-consuming. That’s why we did the heavy lifting for you. Discover our top seven picks for the best prescription safety glasses that deliver 20/20 vision, ANSI-rated protection, and great style.

Table of Contents

A. What to Look for in Safety Glasses with Prescription
B. Best Prescription Safety Glasses
1. Wiley X Profile
2. Wiley X Judge
3. Wiley X Gravity + Adaptor
4. ArmouRx 6008
5. Oakley Industrial Det Cord ANSI
6. Heat Wave Vise Z87 with Side Shields
7. OnGuard by Hilco OG220S
C. More Frame Recommendations
D. Safety Rx Glasses FAQs
E. Shop the Best Prescription Safety Glasses Online at SportRx


What to Look for in Safety Glasses with Prescription

Getting the right eyewear for the job is easy when you use our Safety Glasses Buyer’s Guide. We take out the guesswork, so you can step on site with confidence and clear vision. Let’s review which components are essential, as well as the criteria used by our Sports Opticians, to pick the best prescription safety glasses.

ANSI Certification

When safety is of the utmost importance, nothing short of perfection will do. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) creates the safety standards for protective eyewear, so you can confidently take on the day. To earn ANSI certification, both the frames and lenses go through rigorous rounds of testing to ensure your safety. These tests are designed to mimic common workplace hazards like impacts, liquid splashes, and fine particles such as debris, dirt, and dust.

If your employer requires safety glasses, chances are they are referring to ANSI Z87.1-certification. This safety rating is one of the most common, and thorough, for protective eyewear. All the frames in today’s list of the best Rx safety glasses have ANSI Z87.1-certification. And since they’re Rx-able, they also have a Z87-2-rating, which is the prescription equivalent of Z87.1

Frame Technology

Prescription safety glasses should be lightweight, comfortable, and provide generous coverage. Today’s lineup of frames uses innovative materials that are not only ANSI-rated for their durability, but also impressively lightweight. Two of our favorites are Wiley X’s Triloid™ nylon and Oakley’s O Matter™. Both of these materials, and nylon in general, are the best options to achieve comfortable wear in your safety Rx glasses.

As for frame design, coverage comes in many forms. From 8-base wrap around designs to flatter 6-base lenses with side shields, there’s a style for every job and its eyewear needs. You can also opt for tall and wide lenses that offer a more cosmopolitan look while still being safety-rated.

Lens Technology

Whether you need clear anti-fog safety glasses or tinted safety sunglasses, get the right lens for your profession and prescription needs. For clear, there are several lens materials available in your prescription safety glasses frames. Oakley uses proprietary Plutonite™ and Wiley X uses Selenite™ to create an impact-resistant barrier between your vision and potential hazards. Both of these materials are also available in tinted formats featuring Oakley PRIZM™ and Wiley X CAPTIVATE™ lens technology. Regardless of which lens material or color you choose for your safety Rx glasses, your lenses will be ANSI-rated and feature Z87 markings for employer verification (and your own peace of mind!).


Best Prescription Safety Glasses

Now that you’re a pro on Z87 Rx safety glasses, let’s check out the frames!

Wiley X Profile

Our first three frames come from Wiley X, a leader in the protective eyewear industry. Each of these styles features the best of Wiley X safety tech, like shatterproof Selenite™ lenses and a lightweight, impact-resistant Triloid™ nylon frame construction. All three Wiley X safety glasses are also available with authentic Wiley X prescription lenses in clear or tinted colors.

The first of our Wiley X frames is the understated WX Profile. Don’t let the timeless look fool you — these safety Rx glasses are as tough as they come. In addition to the Selenite™ lenses and Triloid™ frame, the WX Profile comes with removable side shields when duty calls for extra peripheral protection. Then, after hours, simply remove the side shields to achieve a classic look that never goes out of style. As for comfort, the Wiley X Profile features a five-barrel hinge system and adjustable wire-core temples, to guarantee a perfect fit.

Wiley X Profile best prescription safety glasses in matte black with clear rx lenses.

Wiley X Profile in Matte Black with Clear Lenses

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WX Profile Key Features:

  • Safety ratings: ANSI Z87.1 & ANSI Z87-2
  • 4-base design handles a range of prescriptions with ease
  • Removable side shields for additional peripheral protection
  • Available with authentic Wiley X prescription lenses in clear or tints
  • SportRx Frame Width: 132 (What is SFW?)

Wiley X Judge

Both the previous frame and our next, the Wiley X Judge, are members of the Wiley X WorkSight® Collection, which proves that safety and style don’t have to be mutually exclusive. This line of frames delivers good looks and serious safety with Z87 protection in every design. The WX Judge uses eye-catching, two-tone colors to make you stand out from the crowd. A flattering square lens complements a variety of face shapes, and its 4-base design makes it easily Rx-able. Finally, like the WX Profile, the Judge also features removable side shields so you can customize your level of protection.

Wiley X Judge best rx safety glasses in brown and clear with clear prescription lenses.

Wiley X Judge in Gloss Brown / Clear Fade / Brown Demi with Clear Lenses

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WX Judge Key Features:

  • Safety ratings: ANSI Z87.1 & ANSI Z87-2
  • 4-base design handles a range of prescriptions with ease
  • Square lenses deliver a lifestyle look & removable side shields increase coverage
  • Available with authentic Wiley X prescription lenses in clear or tints
  • SFW: 135

Wiley X Gravity + Adaptor

Do you have a high prescription that makes getting wrap around designs seem like an impossible feat? Not with the Wiley X Gravity + Adaptor. At SportRx, we don’t do “no” when it comes to getting the frame you want, with your prescription. The WX Gravity + Adaptor can take on your trickiest Rx needs with ease. Perfect for those who live an active lifestyle, or need the protection of a wrap around design, these prescription safety sunglasses look as good as they perform. They’re part of the Wiley X Climate Control Series, which features a removable foam gasket in every frame. This Facial Cavity™ Seal creates the ultimate barrier between your eyes and any airborne particles. It’s also ideal for blocking wind on motorcycle rides!

The Wiley X Gravity + Adaptor uses a clever 6-base lens design in this wrap around style. You’ll get coverage from every angle and a secure fit thanks to the optional T-Peg strap. Rubber grip along the nose pads and temples further enhances comfort and creates extra staying power. Finally, the WX Gravity + Adaptor is available with contrast-enhancing CAPTIVATE™ lenses that are fine-tuned to your environment and tailor-made to your vision needs!

Wiley X Gravity + Adaptor prescription safety sunglasses in matte black with grey rx lenses.

Wiley X Gravity in Matte Black with Smoke Grey Lenses

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WX Gravity + Adaptor Key Features:

  • Safety ratings: ANSI Z87.1 & ANSI Z87-2
  • High prescription solution of the classic Wiley X Gravity (also Rx-able)
  • Removable Facial Cavity™ Seal creates a complete barrier against external elements
  • Available with authentic Wiley X prescription lenses in clear or polarized CAPTIVATE™ colors
  • SFW: 135

ArmouRx 6008

While there’s no doubt that Wiley X makes some of the best Rx safety glasses, at SportRx, there’s no shortage of options. The ArmouRx 6008 is an equally impressive choice that is ideal for electrical or laboratory work. This non-conductive frame doesn’t feature any metal parts, so you can work safely on the job and have clear vision. The 8-base wrap and integrated side shields create full 180 protection and rubber grip keeps it comfortably in place. A removable dust bar is also handy when you need extra coverage from falling dust and debris.

Get your ArmouRx 6008 safety glasses with prescription lenses made by SportRx. We offer Safety Optimized Lenses and Custom Lenses in both single vision, progressive, and bifocals. Have questions as to which one is best for you? Reach out to us and our opticians will be happy to help!

ArmouRx 6008 prescription safety glasses in pink with clear lenses

ArmouRx 6008 in Pink with Clear Prescription Lenses

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ArmouRx 6008 Key Features:

  • Safety ratings: ANSI Z87.1, ANSI Z87-2, & CSA Z94.3
  • 8-base frame featured in our lineup of the Best Women’s Safety Glasses
  • Removable dust bar & integrated side shields create a customizable level of protection
  • Available with SportRx Safety Optimized Lenses or Custom Lenses
  • SFW: 137

Oakley Industrial Det Cord ANSI

Our next style takes safety to the next level. The Oakley Industrial Det Cord ANSI is a ballistic-rated pair of tactical sunglasses that are ready for action. In addition to protecting against civilian hazards, the Oakley Det Cord is built to withstand the battlefield. It is tested against strict military fragmentation standards and boasts the best of Oakley’s safety technology. An O Matter™ construction creates an 8-base wrap and lightweight wear that will keep you comfortable in the most intense situations. Unobtainium® rubber grip gets tackier when wet, so your prescription safety sunglasses stay in place even when your adrenaline is pumping.

For your prescription lenses, the Det Cord is available with Oakley authentic ANSI lenses. Choose from clear, Transitions®, and contrast-enhancing PRIZM™ to get the best view.

Oakley Det Cord prescription safety sunglasses in matte black with grey lenses.

Oakley Industrial Det Cord ANSI in Matte Black + Matte Grey with Grey Lenses

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Oakley Det Cord Key Features:

  • Safety ratings: ANSI Z87.1, ANSI Z87-2, & MIL-PRF-31013
  • Featured in our lineup of the Best Safety Glasses
  • 8-base O Matter™ frame is impact-resistant, durable, & lightweight
  • Available with Oakley PRIZM™ lens technology
  • SFW: 138

Heat Wave Vise Z87 with Side Shields

If you crave a lifestyle look, but need the protection of Z87 Rx safety glasses, the Heat Wave Vise Z87 with Side Shields is the ultimate eyewear solution. It brings the California-cool attitude of Heat Wave’s best-selling Vise to the protective eyewear industry with an ANSI treatment. You’ll get serious safety with removable side shields and tough, but lightweight, frame materials. Generous square lenses provide a casual look, but double as a shield against debris and other elements. Our Sports Opticians also love how the laid-back 6-base design performs on the worksite and fits right in on the weekends.

Heat Wave Vise Z87 with Side Shields sunglasses in matte black with grey prescription lenses.

Heat Wave Vise Z87 with Side Shields in Matte Black with Grey Lenses

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Vise Z87 with Side Shields Key Features:

  • Safety ratings: ANSI Z87.1 & ANSI Z87-2
  • Choose from 6-base clear prescription lenses or tinted options
  • Removable side shields for extra peripheral protection
  • Rx-able with SportRx Safety Optimized Lenses or Custom Lenses
  • SFW: 139

OnGuard by Hilco OG220S

Concluding our list of the best prescription safety glasses, we have the OnGuard by Hilco OG220S. This is also our second non-conductive frame, meaning there are no metal parts within the frame’s construction. The 6-base design creates a slightly contoured fit, while maintaining Rx-ability, and the integrated side shields provide generous protection. A dust dam and textured nose pad keep your vision clear and frame in place, so you can stay focused on the task at hand. Both these pieces are also replaceable, which allows you to enjoy these practical safety Rx glasses for years to come.

OnGuard by Hilco OG220S in lineup of the best prescription safety glasses. Clear and black frame with clear prescription lenses.

OnGuard by Hilco OG220S in Clear / Opaque Black with Clear Lenses

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Hilco OG220S Key Features:

  • Safety ratings: ANSI Z87.1, ANSI Z87-2, & CSA Z94.3
  • Non-conductive 6-base frame is excellent for electrical or laboratory work
  • Replaceable dust dam & nose pads for frame longevity
  • Available with SportRx Safety Optimized Lenses or Custom Lenses
  • SFW: 55 eyesize – 125; 58 eyesize – 135

More Frame Recommendations


Safety Rx Glasses FAQs

Is there a question you’ve been dying to ask regarding safety glasses? It’s probably on this list!

How do I order prescription safety glasses online?

Ordering prescription safety glasses online has never been easier. After selecting the ANSI frame of your choice, click the “Customize Prescription Lenses” button and we’ll take you through every step of the way. From choosing your prescription type to adding optional lens coatings, we’ve made the ordering process as intuitive and user-friendly as possible. We’ve even made your prescription upload an easy step during checkout! And, of course, our friendly team of opticians are standing by to help – 7 days a week. Call us!

Where can I buy prescription safety glasses online?

Fulfill ANSI requirements and satisfy your Rx needs when you buy prescription safety glasses online at sportrx.com. We’ve done the work for you by curating a selection of prescription safety glasses frames that are hand-picked by ABO-certified opticians. Every style boasts a Z87 safety rating and is easily customizable to your vision needs via our prescription lens configurator. We also stand by every prescription order with our See Better Guarantee™. If your safety Rx glasses are anything short of perfection, we’ll do everything to make it right. It’s a promise.

What are the best prescription safety glasses for men?

For men, our opticians recommend the Wiley X Gravity and Oakley Det Cord. Both styles deliver the protection you need in the workplace and are versatile enough to wear off-the-clock. They’re also Rx-able and available with their respective brand’s proprietary lens technology. For even more frame recommendations, visit our blog on the Best Safety Sunglasses for Men.

What are the best prescription safety glasses for women?

For women’s prescription safety glasses, a smaller fit and fashionable design are ideal. Some of our favorites are the Wiley X Weekender, the Wiley X Sleek, and the ArmouRx 6008. To explore more recommendations, check out our lineup of the Best Safety Glasses for Women.

If I buy prescription safety glasses frames, will the lenses also be ANSI-rated?

At SportRx, when you buy prescription safety glasses frames, your prescription lenses will also be ANSI-rated. That means they’ll live up to the same safety standards as non-Rx lenses, while boasting the clarity of 20/20 vision. Your prescription lenses will also feature the ANSI markings engraved onto the lens, should you need to provide proof to your employer.


Shop the Best Prescription Safety Glasses Online at SportRx

We hope today’s blog has equipped you with seven trustworthy and Rx-friendly options for safety glasses with prescription. Every frame is available with Rx lenses at SportRx, and we have video guides and tool tips as you customize your perfect pair. An answer to all your questions is at your fingertips, and if you want to chat with an expert, contact us. We’ll put you in touch with one of our friendly in-house opticians who can help you build the best prescription safety glasses for your job and vision needs.

Ditch risky online shopping with our See Better Guarantee™. Try any of our picks for the best Rx safety glasses and if you’re not 100% satisfied, just let us know. Get a full refund, exchange, or credit towards a better pair. And return shipping? We’ve got you covered there, too. Get the best Rx safety glasses online at SportRx today!

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