Your Guide to ANSI Z87.1 Safety Standards


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In a world where safety is paramount, protecting your vision is non-negotiable. Whether you’re at work or play, safeguarding your eyes against potential hazards is crucial. That’s where ANSI Z87.1 comes into play – the gold standard in eye protection.

What Does It Mean?

The ANSI Z87.1 certification, put forth by the American National Standards Institute, is a rigorous set of safety standards specifically designed for eye protection. This comprehensive standard outlines the requirements for safety glasses and other protective eyewear to ensure they can withstand various hazards without compromising the wearer’s vision.


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Key Features

To meet ANSI Z87.1 standards, protective eyewear must possess specific properties designed to ensure maximum safety and durability. These properties include:

  • Impact Resistance: Eyewear must undergo rigorous testing to withstand high-velocity impacts without shattering or fragmenting, ensuring protection against flying debris and projectiles.
  • Optical Clarity: Lenses must provide clear vision without distortion, ensuring the wearer’s ability to see clearly and accurately in various work conditions.
  • UV Protection: Eyewear should offer adequate protection against harmful UV radiation, safeguarding the eyes from long-term damage caused by sun exposure.
  • Coverage Against Hazards: Eyewear must provide coverage against various workplace hazards such as dust, liquid splash, and chemical splatter, ensuring comprehensive protection for the eyes.

Safety Glasses in the Workplace

Whether you’re working in a high-risk industrial environment or engaging in recreational activities with potential eye hazards, having eyewear that meets ANSI Z87.1 standards is crucial. This standard ensures that your safety glasses are capable of withstanding impact from flying debris, chemicals, and other potential dangers, reducing the risk of eye injuries significantly. By adhering to ANSI Z87.1, manufacturers guarantee that their eyewear provides reliable protection, giving wearers the confidence to tackle any task without compromising their vision’s safety.


We understand the importance of prioritizing eye safety without sacrificing style or comfort. That’s why we’re proud to offer a wide range of safety glasses and protective eyewear that meet or exceed ANSI Z87.1 standards. Our commitment to quality and innovation ensures that you get the protection you need without compromising on style or affordability.

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Ivan Yong

Dr. Ivan Yong is an optometrist with over 12 years of experience in the optical industry. He earned his doctorate from the Southern California College of Optometry and has practiced in multiple settings, including private practice, community health, and ophthalmology. Dr. Yong aims to expand access to affordable eyewear and improve eye health worldwide.