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 of the best safety sunglasses of 2018 to help you narrow down your choices. Looking good on the job site and meeting your jobs safety requirements don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Get yourself some sunglasses that can do both.
Top Picks for 2019
1. Oakley Industrial Det Cord
2. Oakley Shocktube
3. Wiley X Saint
4. Wiley X Valor
5. Wiley X Gravity
6. Wiley X Boss
7. Tifosi Veloce
8. Smith Director Elite
9. Smith Prospect Elite
10. Spy Bounty ANSI
11. Spy General ANSI
In the video below Sunglass Rob and Chris Comer,safety manager from MCTC construction company, run down the list of this year’s top picks for the best safety sunglasses.
Looking for more information on the top safety sunglasses for this year? We have the complete guide with all the information you need to help you pick out the best safety sunglasses for you.
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 rubber Unobtanium™ nose piece allows for maintained optical alignment. This is a pair of sunglasses that are ready for anything.
The Oakley SI Shocktube is engineered to meet the ballistic and optical standards of MIL-PRF 32432. This makes the Oakley Shocktube SI perfect for the active needs of the military, law enforcement, or recreational shooting. Shocktube is composed of an upper and lower jaw to maximize impact protection. The included hex key makes swapping lenses quick and easy. Additionally, its Unobtanium™ nosepad and thin temples make it easy to wear on the go.
One of the most popular frames on this list comes from the folks at Wiley X. The Wiley X Saint was worn by Bradley Cooper in the movie American Sniper and for good reason: these sunglasses are ANSI and MIL-PRF safety rated. Simply put, these are some of the most durable safety sunglasses on the market.
The Wiley X Valor sunglasses are exceptionally durable in that they exceed MIL-PRF-31013 Ballistic Standards, and certified to ANSI Z87.1-2010 standards. Additionally, the Wiley X Valor sunglasses are rated as OSHA Grade occupational protective eyewear, so they will have you covered in awesomeness while meeting any safety requirements on your job site.
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 their patented Facial Cavity™ Seals with soft foam that block 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.
The Wiley X Boss has a unique combination of style and function. They are sleek and boast a shatterproof selenite polycarbonate lens. The Wiley X Boss meets ANSI Z87.1-2010 High Velocity and High Mass Impact Standards as well as US Federal OSHA Standards. The Wiley X Boss glasses also feature a removable facial cavity seal to protect your eyes from unwanted environmental elements while looking stylish.
Tifosi Veloce features a frame built with Grilamid TR-90, a homopolyamide nylon characterized by an extremely high alternative bending strength, low density, and high resistance to chemical and UV damage. This high durability build alone made it worthy to be on the list. Additionally, the adjustable nose and ear pads ensure a comfortable fit and their vented lenses improve air circulation, prevent fogging.
SMITH Prospect Elite sunglasses are made with MIL_SPEC Lens that meets ANSI Z87.1 and MIL-PRF-31013. This means they are military grade and safety rated, so you will be ready for whatever you encounter as a modern outdoor warrior. The SMITH Prospect Elite feature eco-friendly Evolve frame material and hydrophilic megol nose and temple pads so they’re as comfortable as they are durable.
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.
Step in and stand out in the SPY General sunglasses. They are both durable and comfortable with their virtually indestructible Grilamid build and rubber nose pads and temple tips. SPY General sunglasses come equipped with the SPY Happy Lens, a signature technology that can enhance your mood by letting in the sun’s “good” rays and blocking out the bad.
Get Prescription Safety Glasses at SportRx
Did you find out everything you wanted to know about Safety glasses? As an added bonus, all of the safety sunglasses on our list are available in prescription! A SportRx optician will happily customize your prescription sunglasses specific to your vision needs. See well and stay safe, friends.