Post: Welding with Contact Lenses: Here’s What You Need to Know

Welding with Contact Lenses: Here’s What You Need to Know

Welding is an activity that requires proper safety gear to ensure that you are protected from the harmful effects of radiation and other hazards. When it comes to eyewear, some people wonder if it is safe to weld with contact lenses. 

If you’re one of those people, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we’ll address this question and provide you with some valuable insights to help you stay safe while welding with contact lenses.


The answer is yes, it is safe to weld with contact lenses on. While there are some occupations where contact lenses are not recommended due to dust particles and other hazards that can get into your eyes, welding is not one of them. Still, there are some important things to consider when welding with contact lenses.


During welding, it is perfectly safe to wear contact lenses, provided you are wearing the proper safety equipment. However, it is still a good idea to wear a pair of ANSI Z87 approved safety glasses under your hood if you are welding with contact lenses. This will provide an extra layer of protection for your eyes.

If you are wearing welding goggles, they should be enough to keep your eyes safe while you work. It is a myth that your contact lenses can be fused to your eyes during a welding mishap, so there is no need to worry about that ever happening.

When it comes to torchwork, it is safe to wear contacts as long as you are wearing welding goggles to protect your eyes. Welding with contact lenses is better than welding with no corrective eyewear if you need it. You need to be able to see what you are doing, but it is important to make sure your eyes are safe from debris or particles that you may produce while working.

So, whether you’re a professional welder or a DIY enthusiast, you can count on us to provide you with the best welding glasses to keep you safe and productive on the job. With our range of welding eyewear options, you can enjoy clear vision and the necessary protection while welding, without having to sacrifice your prescription glasses.

At Phillips Safety, we take your safety seriously. If you have any questions about welding safety glasses, please do not hesitate to contact our customer service department or leave a comment below. We also have a post on how to choose the proper shade of green welding glasses and welding lenses, as well as other posts on welding safety. Stay safe and protect your eyes while welding!

If you still aren’t sure which welding 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

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