Who Needs Safety Reading Glasses?
Safety Reading Glasses also referred to as Bifocal Safety Glasses, are perfect for older workers, typically over 40, who need magnification for close-up tasks. Whether you are a mechanic, electrician, or carpenter, having a good pair of bifocal safety glasses can make your job easier. This is because bifocal safety glasses provide the wearer with a clear field of vision, allowing them to see both near and far objects clearly. They are also made from durable materials that can withstand wear and tear. So, if you need magnification for close-up tasks, then a good pair of bifocal safety glasses is the right choice.
Top Selling Bifocal Safety Glasses
When it comes to safety glasses, there are many different types and styles to choose from. But, if you are looking for a quality pair of bifocal safety glasses, you have come to the right place. This blog post will discuss the top five best-selling bifocal safety glasses on the market today. We will also provide a brief overview of each product and why it is so popular. So, keep reading for more information!
- Pyramex V2 Readers – Comfortable, stylish bifocals in a wide range of strengths. Curved lenses for full-side protection. Come in clear, indoor/outdoor, gray, or amber lenses. About $9.
- Bouton Zenon Z12R – At $4, these bifocals are affordable and stylish. Built for extended wear, they’re lightweight and comfortable. In addition, bifocal does not consume the entire viewing area, which leaves room to adequately see the project at hand. Black temple with gray lenses or gray temple with clear lenses.
- Elvex Sonoma Rx-350 – Available as standard safety glasses or a safety reader. Fits a variety of face sizes and shapes. Brown frame with clear or brown lenses. Just under $10.
- Crossfire ES5 Bifocal Safety Glasses – Rubber nosepiece for comfort and rubber temple grips for stability. Brown frame with brown lenses, gray frame with clear lenses, or black frame with polarized smoke lenses.
- Jackson Nemesis Rx – Smoke or clear lenses. Based on the popular Jackson Nemesis safety glasses. Bifocals are placed low in the lens to allow for adequate normal vision, under $13.
All of these lenses have UVA/UVB protection and are ANSI certified.
Lots of Options
Bifocal safety glasses provide safety plus reading and magnifying all in one. They’re great for aging eyes or anyone doing close-up work with a lot of detail. Since most models come in a range of strengths, finding bifocal safety glasses to fit every individual’s needs is not a problem.
Want more information?
If you want to explore your bifocal safety options further, check out our wide selection of bifocal safety glasses and the articles below.
- Why Are Bifocal Safety Glasses So Popular?
- 4 Real World Reasons to Wear Bifocal Safety Glasses
- Why You Need Bifocal Safety Eyewear
- 5 Ways Bifocal Safety Glasses Magnify Your Safety and Productivity
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My husband is a CNC machining programmer. He was constantly having to switch between his reading glasses and safety glasses. Since I bought for him Elvex RX-350, he fell in love with them immediately. He enjoys being able to work on the computer or the dials and walk through the shop without having to change glasses.
Thank you for your comment, Diana.
I’m happy your husband enjoys his Elvex Rx-350’s.
I’m in need of bifocal safety glasses that are metal delectable because I work in food production.
Thank you for your question, Chris.
Currently, to my knowledge, there are no metal detectable safety reading glasses on the market. Until such a product hits the market, there are only a few solutions available. One, you can wear metal detectable OTG safety glasses over your reading glasses. An example would be the Elvex OVR-Spec III Safety Glasses. Two, purchase a pair of metal frame prescription safety glasses.
I wish I had a better solution, but this is the best advice I can offer at this time.
Could you buy plastic glasses and glue a small piece of metal onto the side?
Hi, Jon. Thank you for your question.
Yes, you can glue a piece of metal to the side of your safety glasses. However, be aware that modifying your safety eyewear voids the ANSI Z87.1 certification and may also be an OSHA violation.
When I returned to the trades in 2012, I started wearing Dewalt clear goggles with corner loupes. It took me about a day to realize that swapping out reading glasses for simple clear goggles wouldn’t do the trick. When I found the Dewalt Safety Glasses available with the same magnification. I’ve tried a few for driving. What a relief to be able to read the documents through the magnifying glass without having to switch to normal reading glasses that don’t protect my eyes from the glare of the sun. They have the same OSHA construction rating as clear goggles.If you are hyperopic and reading a tape measure will save your race.
I have had these Dewalt models for several years and they are the best bifocal glasses I have ever worn, I usually don’t even realize I’m wearing them. They are very comfortable and reading glasses come in a variety of strengths. They’re plastic, so they’re prone to scratching, but they’re affordable enough that replacing them with a new pair isn’t a big deal. The very affordable price allows me to have several pairs that I leave in my shop in different places.