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Fitover Lampworking Glasses or Prescription Lampworking Glasses from Phillips Safety Products

Lampworking, a form of glassblowing that uses a torch to melt glass, demands precision and safety, especially regarding eye protection. At Phillips Safety Products, we understand the unique needs of lampworkers and offer a range of prescription lampworking glasses designed to meet these demands. But do the benefits of investing in prescription glasses outweigh their cost? Let’s explore this question by examining the options available and their advantages over standard fitover glasses.

Specialized Prescription Filters for Every Need

At Phillips Safety Products, we offer prescription lampworking glasses in three specialized filters:

These are perfect for sodium flare filtration for people who work with soft glass. The Phillips202 or advanced didymium glass lenses have accurate color recognition, excellent optical clarity, and scratch resistance, making them a long-lasting investment. These lenses are an advanced version of the original didymium glasses.

Ideal for soft glass work, these glasses are lighter than the Phillips202 glass version and are impact-resistant, offering both comfort and safety. These lenses also tend to be slightly darker than the glass lenses.

These lenses are suited for those Lampworking with borosilicate glass types where you need sodium flare protection and IR and UV protection. They provide significant protection against sodium flare and UV light and enhance visual acuity.

Each option is available in single vision or progressive bifocals, ensuring that every lampworker can find the perfect match for their vision needs.

Cost vs. Benefit: Making the Investment

Investing in prescription lampworking glasses can seem like a significant upfront cost, but the benefits they provide make them worth every penny:

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Custom Fit and Comfort: Unlike generic safety glasses, prescription glasses are tailored to fit your face and vision, eliminating discomfort and distractions while you work.

Enhanced Safety: Properly fitted glasses provide better protection and reduce the risk of exposure to harmful rays or glass shards.

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Convenience and Efficiency: With your prescription directly integrated into your safety glasses, you can work seamlessly without switching between multiple glasses.

Long-Term Savings: High-quality materials and construction mean your glasses can last for years, making the investment cost-effective.

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Alternative Option: Fitover Glasses

For those needing more time to invest in prescription lampworking glasses, fitover glasses are an alternative. These are designed to be worn over your regular prescription glasses. However, there are pros and cons to consider:

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Custom Fit and Comfort: Unlike generic safety glasses, prescription glasses are tailored to fit your face and vision, eliminating discomfort and distractions while you work.

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Enhanced Safety: Properly fitted glasses provide better protection and reduce the risk of exposure to harmful rays or glass shards.

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Convenience and Efficiency: With your prescription directly integrated into your safety glasses, you can work seamlessly without switching between multiple glasses.

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Long-Term Savings: High-quality materials and construction mean your glasses can last for years, making the investment cost-effective.

Alternative Option: Fitover Glasses

For those needing more time to invest in prescription lampworking glasses, fitover glasses are an alternative. These are designed to be worn over your regular prescription glasses. However, there are pros and cons to consider:

Pros of Fitover Glasses

Cost-Effective: They are generally cheaper than prescription safety glasses.

Flexibility: They can be easily put on or taken off as needed.

Cons of Fitover Glasses

Bulkiness: Fitovers can be bulky and uncomfortable, especially during long working sessions.

Reduced Field of Vision: They may restrict peripheral vision, which can impact safety and the quality of work.

Aesthetic Limitations: Fitovers typically have a more practical look, which might only appeal to some users.

Conclusion

While fitover glasses offer a budget-friendly alternative, the advantages of prescription lampworking glasses from Phillips Safety Products outweigh their cost. They provide customized protection, superior comfort, and long-term durability, enhancing both safety and productivity in the workshop. Investing in the proper protection for your eyes is not just necessary but an intelligent decision that pays dividends in health and craftsmanship. Choose wisely—your eyes deserve the best.

If you still aren’t sure which lampworking glasses are right for you, it’s a good idea to give us a call at 1-866-575-1307 or talk to us through our chat or e-mail us at service@phillips-safety.com

Our experts will be able to tell you what you need for your application.

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