Purchasing Prescription Safety Glasses

When employees are required to wear safety glasses AND have vision correction needs, employers shall provide the following:

Option 1: Appropriate ANSI Z87.1-approved safety glasses that can be worn over prescription lenses,


Option 2: Appropriate ANSI Z87.1-approved safety glasses with suitable corrected lenses

For purchasing prescription safety glasses, the following options are available:

  1. On-Site Vendor - Prestige Lens Lab (PLL)
    An EH&S-designated prescription safety eyewear vendor can be scheduled for group/ departmental events.
    • For more information, contact EH&S-Occupational Safety & Health Program - Joe Xiaosen Xie at (650)723-7487, or Roberto Ma, at (650)724-3905.
  2. Off-Site Services - AO Safety (3M)
    1. Employee makes an appointment with offsite vendor listed on the 3M-provider website: http://www.3m.com/safetyrx
      (Click on "Eye Care Professional Locator" near bottom of the page).
    2. Employee brings the following documents to the appointment:
      1. Completed "Prescription Eyewear - Order Form" available at http://www.aearo.com/aosafetysrx.com/2012%20SSOL%20FORM.pdf to the vendor.
      2. Employee's current prescription (eye exam results).

    NOTE: Employee is responsible for full payment to vendor, and may submit a Request for Reimbursement up to the contribution amount agreed upon by the Department.

For any questions, contact EH&S- Occupational Health and Safety Program at 723-0448.