Here is a guide to the best Oakley safety glasses for 2021–2022! There is no more having to use uncomfortable and poor clarity work-issued safety glasses. We are going to explain to you why Oakley has not only the best sports frames, but also some of the best ANSI rated safety glasses as well. The American National Standards Institute has created safety standards to protect yourself during certain job hazards, so Oakley has expanded their ANSI Collection to help provide the best quality in comfort and protection to fit all of your needs!

Table of Contents

A. What is ANSI Rated?
B. Are all Oakley’s ANSI Rated?
C. Can I get Prescription Oakley Safety Glasses?
D. The Top Oakley Safety Glasses of 2021-2022!
1. Industrial HNBL
2. Industrial Det Cord
3. SI Shocktube Ballistic
4. Industrial M Frame 2.0 ANSI
5. Industrial Tombstone Spoil ANSI


What is ANSI Rated?

The ANSI Z87 rating was created to help develop a system for safety eyewear based on specific hazards encountered in the workplace, like flying objects, liquid splashes, and harmful dust. There are two main impact tests and a Splash and Dust Protection test that are conducted to pass the Z87 rating. The first is the High Mass Test, which consists of dropping a 500-gram pointed weight from a height of about 50 inches (or 4.2 feet) onto lenses that are mounted on a head form. Second is the High Velocity Test, which involves a ¼ inch steel ball being shot at 20 different specified impact points at 102mph. There is also the Ballistic rating, MIL PRF 32432 standards, which makes it acceptable for the active needs of the military, law enforcement, or recreational shooting. Disclaimer – TR22 PRIZM Shooting Lens is not available for Rx.


Are all Oakley’s ANSI Rated?

Although Oakley’s proprietary lens materteral exceeds the Z87+ Rating, not all of the Oakley frames pass the standard. The best way to know that your Oakley safety glasses are ANSI rated is the Z87+ Lens Marking stamped on the bottom corner of the lenses and the Z87+ Molded into the Frame itself showing that your eyes are fully protected against dust, liquids, and flying objects.


Can I Get Prescription Oakley Safety Glasses?

Yes, at SportRx we can make Oakley ANSI Z87+ rated safety glasses in your prescription. We can also offer you the option to choose Oakley Authentic safety rated lenses to put in your Oakley safety frames! All prescription lenses for safety rated frames will be stamped as safety rated lenses. However, we cannot make safety rated lenses for a non-safety rated frame.


The Top Oakley Safety Glasses of 2021-2022

Now that we’ve covered all the technical details behind Oakley safety eyewear, let’s check out what’ll be covering your eyes the next time you’re on the job, in the shop, or just working on the house. Here’s our top 5 Oakley safety glasses!

 

Oakley Industrial HNBL

The Oakley HNBL is the latest addition to the Oakley ANSI Collection. Suitable for all faces, this is a safety frame made for everyone! The ANSI Z87+ lightweight frame has a low profile design with an easy lens exchange system that allows a smooth transition from on-duty to off-duty. This frame has a high wrap design for full eye coverage and a thin stem temples design to fit comfortably with over-the-ear headsets.

SFW: (134) men’s medium and women’s large

Oakley Industrial HNBL

Oakley Industrial HNBL in Matte Black

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Oakley Industrial HNBL Features:

  • ANSI Z87 certified
  • Lightweight and stress-resistant O Matter™ material is chemical and impact-resistant for comfort all day long
  • Features quick, tool-free lens changing system and Three point fit that holds lenses into perfect optical alignment
  • Unobtainium nose pads to ensure a no-slip grip, even in wet conditions
  • Thin stem technology enables compatibility with over-ear hearing protection and communication systems
  • Available in prescription!

Oakley Industrial Det Cord

The Oakley Det Cord was designed to provide the ultimate performance and protection to keep you safe during your most dangerous day on the job. This frame is an all-time favorite and multiple REXY award winner here at SportRx because of the unparalleled durability and consistent work performance of the Oakley Det Cord.

SFW: (138) men’s large and women’s large to XL

Oakley Det Cord

Oakley Det Cord in Matte Black with Clear

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Oakley Det Cord Features:

  • ANSI Z87 certified
  • Lightweight O Matter material that is chemical and impact-resistant for comfort all day long
  • Three point fit that holds lenses into perfect optical alignment
  • Unobtainium nose pads to ensure a no-slip grip, even in wet conditions
  • Anti-fog coating and High Definition Optics provide optical clarity all day long
  • Available in prescription!

Oakley SI Shocktube Ballistic

The Oakley SI Shocktube Ballistic frame exceeds ANSI and MIL PRF 32432 standards, making it perfect for the active needs of the military, law enforcement, or recreational shooting. Its eight base curve makes this frame a high wrap, or wrap around frame. These types of glasses fit close to the sides of your face and provide additional peripheral coverage for those flying, empty shell casings. Built with an interchangeable lens system, you can go from in-door lenses to out-door lenses within seconds.

SFW: (138) men’s large and women’s large to XL

Oakley SI Shocktube

Oakley Shocktube in Polished Black with PRIZM Black

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Oakley Shocktube Features:

  • Meets MIL PRF 32432 standards which also makes it ANSI Z87+ compliant
  • Hex key included for lens interchangeability
  • Unobtanium nosepads for added grip and better fit
  • Sleek temple tips to fit under hats, hard hats, or helmets
  • Disclaimer – TR22 PRIZM Shooting Lens is not available for Rx.

Oakley Industrial M Frame 2.0 ANSI

The Oakley Industrial M Frame 2.0 ANSI was designed with full wrap-around coverage for 180° degrees of protection. This coverage makes these perfect for those outdoor workdays when you’re getting hit with sunlight from all angles while working on freshly paved roads. The nose bridge and temple ear socks make for a comfortable fit all day long! Unfortunately these are not available in prescription.

SFW: (138) men’s large and women’s large to XL

Oakley M Frame 2.0

Oakley M Frame 2.0 in Matte Black with Grey Lenses

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Oakley M Frame 2.0 Features:

  • ANSI Z87 certified
  • Impact-resistant O Matter frame construction
  • HDO (High Definition Optics) gives you ultimate clarity
  • Oakley’s Three-point Fit system guarantees a comfortable fit that can be worn for hours on end
  • Unobtanium on all contact points keep the frames from slipping

Oakley Industrial Tombstone Spoil ANSI

One of Oakley’s lightest frames, the Oakley Tombstone Spoil ANSI has a unique frameless design that feels as if the lens is floating over your eyes. Our favorite part is being able to switch out your lenses on the fly with Oakley’s SwitchLock™ technology. The comfort combined with ANSI Z87+ protection, makes the Tombstone a must have safety glasses for your arsenal!

SFW: (142) men’s and women’s XL

Oakley Tombstone Spoil

Oakley Industrial Tombstone Spoil ANSI in Matte Black

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Oakley Industrial Tombstone Spoil ANSI Features:

  • ANSI-Z87 certified
  • 120 degrees of vision, which extends peripheral view enabling shooters to easily acquire a maximized field of view
  • Switchlock™ Quick Lens Exchange, a single release trigger that allows for easy lens switching without fingerprints on your lenses
  • Thin temple arms allow for maximum compatibility with over-ear hearing protection
  • Unobtanium nose pad ensures a non-slip grip that will stay put even when you sweat

Oakley Prescription Eyewear at SportRx

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