Post: See Clearly and Safely: The Rise of Photochromic Safety Glasses

See Clearly and Safely: The Rise of Photochromic Safety Glasses

Photochromic safety glasses are a type of eyewear that provides protection from harmful UV rays and other hazards while adapting to changing light conditions. These glasses are becoming increasingly popular in workplaces where eye protection is necessary, as they provide optimal vision and protection for the eyes.


One of the primary benefits of photochromic safety glasses is their ability to adapt to different lighting conditions. The lenses in these glasses are made with a special material that reacts to UV light, darkening in bright conditions and lightning in low light conditions. This means that workers can wear the same glasses indoors and outdoors without needing to switch to different lenses, offering the ideal combination of visual clarity and protective benefits.

Another significant benefit of transition safety glasses is their ability to provide protection that meets rigorous ANSI Z87 industry safety standards. To meet these standards, safety glasses must undergo rigorous testing for impact resistance, lens quality, and other safety features. Transitions safety glasses that meet these standards can provide workers with peace of mind knowing that they are wearing eyewear that has been tested and approved to protect their eyes in hazardous environments.


Phillips Safety offers photochromic safety glasses in a wide range of designs, all of which make them an excellent choice for workers who need eye protection. These glasses come in a variety of shapes and styles, with options that vary from rimless to semi-rimless, and with or without straps.

Additionally, photochromic safety glasses can be purchased with bifocal lenses, allowing workers who require corrective lenses to wear them without needing to wear additional safety glasses. These are offered with magnification powers that range from +1.00 to +3.00.


Transition safety glasses offer all the safety and benefits of a standard pair of impact-resistant ANSI Z87-approved safety glasses. The main difference is that they are also equipped with the versatility of being sunglasses when you need them and standard clear glasses when you don’t. For example, if you are indoors their lenses remain clear, but if you move out into the sun they will get darker. In that regard, it is important to note that photochromic safety glasses will only tint in direct sunlight, which means that behind the windshield of a car, or in sunlight passing through most windows, your glasses will remain clear.

In summary, photochromic safety glasses are an excellent investment for workers who need eye protection in hazardous environments. These glasses provide a range of benefits, including adaptability to changing light conditions, UV protection, and other features that improve durability, practicality, and comfort. If you work in an environment where eye protection is necessary, consider investing in a pair of photochromic safety glasses to protect your eyes and improve your vision.

If you still aren’t sure which photochromic safety 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

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