Laser Safety Glasses that Fit over Eyeglasses
These days, lasers are in common use in many different types of workplaces. The laser (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation), once the purview of only laboratories and high-end manufacturing plants, has now filtered down into everyday use in a variety of trades: medical, dental, educational, manufacturing, research and development, military and law enforcement, and entertainment displays, just to name a few.
Behind every laser that is in use today is at least one operator and, more typically, a whole team of people who either operate the laser-based equipment or are in the vicinity of an in-use laser. And each and every one of these people are required to protect their eyes via the use of wavelength-specific laser safety glasses.
If you’re one of these people and you happen to wear eyeglasses for vision correction, you’ve likely encountered a problem: standard-fit laser safety glasses, be they wraparound, aviator, or any number of other styles, are designed to be worn directly over the eyes and not in conjunction with any other eyewear. In order to ensure clear vision and proper laser eye protection, those who wear glasses need to employ a fitover-style frame that will fully cover their regular glasses and completely filter out harmful laser light.