Leading international PPE manufacturer Globus Group
recently announced a unique partnership with Vision Express
to supply a range of prescription protective eyewear. Protecting eyes without compromising on vital sharpness of vision has been a longstanding issue for workers across multiple industries such as construction and manufacturing, as well as those undertaking DIY at home.
Although safety eyewear provides protection from a range of hazards, until now it hasn’t been able to offer the wearer the same clarity of vision as prescription glasses.
The collaboration has seen the opticians launch a full portfolio of prescription safety glasses from Globus Group’s high-performance Riley RX brand, manufactured by Vision Lab, available to consumers in all Vision Express outlets.
Up to 10 styles are available – including the first polycarbonate safety lens that can be glazed in -12.00, using the Riley R104 frame.
Riley RX prescription safety eyewear is designed for use across a wide range of industries where dust or flying debris is present and are manufactured using ‘state of the art’ glazing equipment and have a range of lens options available to ensure full compliance with EN166 – the EU personal eye protection standard.
Alex Parker, managing director at Vision Lab, said: “We are pleased to partner with Vision Express to provide high-quality Riley RX prescription safety eyewear to customers around the UK.”
Effective eye protection is particularly important for construction and manufacturing workers, who have some of the highest rates of workplace injuries in the UK.
Prescription protective eyewear can help to ensure that workers’ vision is not restricted, which is often the case if they have to wear goggles over their own prescription glasses.
Neil Sinclair, divisional director at Globus Group, added: “We are proud to be the official manufacturer for Vision Express, and we look forward to keeping their customers safe with our market leading range of safety prescription eyewear.”