Glass safety glasses are essential personal protective equipment (PPE) designed to safeguard the eyes from various hazards in industrial, laboratory, and recreational environments. In this guide, we’ll delve into what glass safety glasses are, their advantages, characteristics, and key considerations to bear in mind when purchasing them. Additionally, we’ll compare the four lens colors available: clear, gray, green IR 3, and photogray transition, helping you make an informed decision for your safety needs.

Phillips Safety’s GLASS Safety Glasses

Phillips Safety’s glass safety glasses are made from high-quality glass lenses and durable frames. They are engineered to provide reliable eye protection against impact, flying debris, and chemical splashes.

Glass safety glasses offer several key advantages that make them stand out as a top choice for eye protection. Continue reading to explore further insights into these benefits.

  • Durability: Glass lenses offer exceptional durability and scratch resistance, ensuring longevity and clear vision.
  • Clarity: Glass provides superior optical clarity, allowing for precise vision without distortion.
  • Protection: Glass safety glasses offer reliable protection against various hazards, including impact, flying debris, and chemical splashes.
  • Temperature Resistance: Glass lenses withstand high temperatures without distortion, making them suitable for hot working environments.

glass lens colors

Phillips Safety provides a selection of glass safety glasses in four distinct colors: clear, gray, green IR 3, and photogray transition. Let’s delve into the specifics of each option.


Ideal for general indoor use and low-light conditions, providing maximum light transmission and minimal color distortion.


Suitable for bright outdoor environments, reducing glare and offering true color perception while maintaining natural light transmission.

Green IR 3

Designed for welding and soldering applications, offering protection against infrared radiation and intense glare.

Photogray Transition

Features lenses that automatically adjust tint levels based on ambient light conditions, providing versatility for both indoor and outdoor use.

When purchasing glass safety glasses, it’s crucial to consider several key factors to ensure optimal protection and comfort. Here are some essential considerations to keep in mind:

Lens Tint

Select the appropriate lens color based on the lighting conditions and the nature of your work environment.

Fit and Security

Choose safety glasses with adjustable features such as nose pads and temple arms to ensure a comfortable and secure fit. Proper fit is essential for all-day wear, preventing discomfort and slippage during use.


Weight and Comfort

Glass lenses tend to be heavier than other materials, so consider the weight of the glasses and how it may impact comfort during extended wear. Look for lightweight frame designs and ergonomic features to minimize strain on the face and nose.

Safety Standards

Verify that the safety glasses meet relevant safety standards, such as ANSI Z87.1 for impact resistance. Compliance with these standards ensures that the glasses provide adequate protection against workplace hazards.


Choose THE frame

Select your preferred frame style. Consider factors such as frame material, design, and fit to ensure optimal performance and wearability. Explore our frame options to find the perfect combination of style and functionality for your needs.


Choose the Lens Color

Once you’ve selected the frame, choose the lens color that matches your preferences and requirements. Decide between clear, gray, green IR 3, and photogray transition – each offering unique advantages in terms of visibility and comfort.

available lens colors

Investing in high-quality glass safety glasses is crucial for protecting your eyes from potential hazards in various work environments. By understanding the advantages, characteristics, and key considerations outlined in this guide, you can confidently select the most suitable safety glasses to ensure optimal eye safety and comfort. Whether you’re working in industrial settings, laboratories, or outdoor environments, prioritize safety by choosing the right glass safety glasses for your needs.

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