Around 18.35 million people in Germany need corrective lenses. Those who wear glasses often face a significant problem: normal glasses are not always suitable for wearing at work. In many sectors, spectacles need to do more than simply function as a visual aid. Particularly in fields with increased risk profiles, such as work in laboratories or dusty environments, or activities that involve small parts flying through the air, eyewear must also offer protection to the eyes. However, wearing safety spectacles is often not particularly comfortable for people who also wear glasses. So why not combine eye protection with prescription lenses in a single pair of safety spectacles? uvex i-3 add prescription safety spectacles guarantee effective eye protection for people who wear glasses, without sacrificing quality of vision. This reduces the risk of accidents and injuries in the workplace and supports concentration for long periods of work. Find out more on the blog!

Advantages of prescription safety spectacles in the workplace

In many areas of work, safety spectacles are an essential part of personal protective equipment (PPE). That’s why it is a fundamental requirement that they meet all relevant safety regulations while offering their wearers maximum comfort. Long-sighted workers (e.g. those who suffer from age-related presbyopia) often have to put up with uncomfortable compromises – such as wearing their safety spectacles over the reading glasses they need in order to see correctly. uvex i-3 add safety spectacles combine the benefits of professional safety spectacles with those of corrective lenses for long-sightedness. The invisible integrated dioptre correction for near vision means it is no longer necessary to wear overspecs or change spectacles in safety zones. You can find further interesting information on the duty to wear safety spectacles – what you need to know on our blog.

uvex prescription safety spectacles

With the uvex i-3 add, the uvex safety group has developed safety spectacles that not only provide people who wear glasses with effective eye protection, but also combine the ability to alternate flexibly between near and far vision with good wearer comfort and a stylish look. The model is available in +1.0 dpt and +2.0 dpt versions and allows the wearer to considerably increase their efficiency and wellbeing during the working day. That’s because the uvex i-3 add provides exceptional wearer comfort even when worn for long periods.

A key part of the production method for the uvex i-3 add is the patented injection moulding process. This allows the integration of +1.0 dpt or +2.0 dpt corrective lenses to be carried out during the injection moulding stage. This is a highly technical process that requires a great deal of precision. To ensure that the required quality and precision are maintained during this step in the procedure, numerous parameters had to be taken into consideration when the lenses were developed, such as the changes in volume that occur when the materials cool down. The constant quality assurance and optimisation of uvex products guarantee wearers of uvex i-3 prescription safety spectacles reliable eye protection and vision without fatigue during long periods of work.

Although the uvex i-3 add with integrated dioptre correction for near vision offers high wearer tolerance for ad-hoc tasks, for a long-term solution you should choose individual prescription safety spectacles. Why not select a model from our uvex RX range that is suitable for your area of work? We will adjust them to your prescription for you. To ensure that you are always well protected and have perfect vision, even while playing sport, uvex sportstyle RX prescription sports eyewear is the ideal choice.

What distinguishes the uvex i-3 add from products by other manufacturers?

Only safety spectacles that enclose the entire eye area guarantee comprehensive eye protection. It is also important that any perspiration is minimised by a ventilation system to ensure a pleasant microclimate behind the spectacles. Here, the uvex anti-fog coating and lens ventilation work hand in hand to ensure that the wearer’s vision remains clear.

The uvex i-3 add with integrated dioptre correction for near vision is hard to beat thanks to the ability to adjust it to individual requirements for optimal wearer comfort. The many different adjustment positions mean that the uvex i-3 add can be adapted to fit a wide range of head and facial shapes, thus ensuring optimal eye coverage. The ear and nose pieces are non-slip and adapt perfectly to any facial shape thanks to Softflex zones – soft plastic connectors that are gentle on the skin – and flexible side arms. The use of soft, non-slip plastic at points of contact between spectacles and skin means that pressure points on the forehead and nose are prevented, even after long periods of use.

Professionals who wear the uvex i-3 add in critical areas of work can count on the excellent quality and many advantages of the Made in Germany series production. When it comes to developing safety spectacles, safety is and will always be the main focus for uvex. Internal standards are considerably higher than the conventional standards that are required for certifications. The tests and inspections that are integrated into the development phase in the uvex test laboratory ensure that the safety standards required for certification are most definitely met, so that the wearer does not find themselves as an involuntary test subject. This guarantees to companies that their employees will be optimally protected by the uvex i-3 add with regard to all safety aspects. From the initial idea to the finished spectacles, the uvex safety group designs and produces its safety spectacles in-house. Careful development and high-quality series production ensure that uvex safety spectacles are a cut above low-cost options in their product category. For uvex, keeping people safe is an absolute priority. Every accident that results from poor-quality PPE is an accident too many: uvex – protecting people.

Prescription safety spectacles: are employers responsible for covering the costs?

In general, employers are required to provide any personal protective equipment that is needed for certain activities or in certain areas of work. Because prescription safety spectacles are a combination of safety spectacles and corrective glasses, however, employers only have to pay part of the costs. That is because employees who wear glasses also have the option of using overspecs to protect their eyes. Nevertheless, many companies prefer to provide prescription safety spectacles so that their employees can maintain concentration and benefit from optimal working conditions throughout long periods of use. This has been backed up by a study which showed that prescription safety spectacles are worn for up to six times longer than normal safety spectacles. This results in lower rates of error at work and significant cost savings in the long term for the employer. After all, accidents at work do not just affect the employee who is involved, but also the company who has to pay the costs of sick pay, substitute staff and interruptions to production. You can find further information in our blog post about the consequences of an accident at work and the financial support for PPE provision available from the German employers’ liability insurance association for the construction industry (BG Bau).

We want to continue to be your main partner when you choose your safety spectacles. Getting feedback from real-world users is the best way for us to create new products and improve the quality of existing models. If you have already tried out the uvex i-3 add, we would love it if you could let us know about your experiences via this blog! Do you have any problems with the way your safety spectacles fit? Let us show you how to prevent your glasses from slipping and pinching.



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