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Prescription safety spectacles by uvex

Safety spectacles are an important part of individual personal protective equipment (PPE), as they protect one of our most important organ: our eyes. Spectacles wearers often have difficulty finding suitable prescription safety spectacles. uvex prescription safety spectacles are certified to EN 166 and offer maximum protection.

Due to the mandatory labelling of certified protection products, the frames are not available individually. To obtain prescription safety spectacles, please contact us or your employer or use our “Find an optics expert” function.

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uvex RX – plastic frames

The uvex RX basic collection includes plastic and metal frames in various colours and shapes.

uvex RX – metal frames

The uvex RX basic collection includes plastic and metal frames in various colours and shapes.

uvex RX ti – titanium frames

Titanium is considered a high-quality material, especially in the aerospace industry and in medical technology. Titanium has been used in frames since 1983. Titanium is corrosion-resistant and hypoallergenic. With a specific density of 4.5 g/cm³, titanium is approximately half the weight of stainless steel.

  • Extremely sturdy
  • Lightweight
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Excellent wearer comfort

uvex RX cb – special shape for wider facial shapes

Thanks to the special shape and overall width of the uvex RX cb frames, they are ideal for individuals with a flat nose bridge, high cheekbones and/or wide temples. The adjustable soft-form comfort ear-pieces ensure a non-slip fit.

uvex RX cb frames fulfil the requirements regarding field of vision (7.1.1) and side protection (7.2.8) of EN 166:2002 based on the Asian headform 2M, as defined in DIS ISO 18526-4:2018.

uvex RX cd - comfort & design

Close-fitting plastic frames. All protective functions are fully integrated into the frame design.

  • Individually adjustable ear-pieces
  • Individually adjustable nose pads

uvex RX sp – a stylish workplace look

The uvex RX sp collection makes a statement with its sporty design and appealing frame colour combinations. All protective functions are fully integrated into the frame design, removing the need for separate side protection, which is usually required for conventional safety spectacles.

The wraparound design offers the perfect fit and maximum protection thanks to its wide side arms and curved lenses. As with all uvex frames, only the highest quality plastics are used.

uvex RX cd flip-up – for workplaces with special requirements

Plastic frames with flip-up attachment. All protective functions are fully integrated into the frame design. The flip-up attachment includes special non-prescription lenses for workplaces with special requirements.


Certification and labelling

Certification and labelling of our prescription safety spectacles

In accordance with European standard EN 166, the frames and lenses of tailor-made prescription safety spectacles must be permanently marked. The materials used are certified at regular intervals by an independent testing institute.

Frames and lenses must be marked with the manufacturer’s identification and the mechanical strength, and the lenses must also be marked with the optical quality class. The methods used to test mechanical strength vary according to the lens material. The test methods are defined in European standard EN 168.

If the mechanical strength level marked on the lens differs from that on the frame, the lower mechanical strength applies to the entire eye protection device. Please note that due to certification requirements it is not possible to purchase frames without lenses. Please do not make any changes to the finished spectacles, as this would reduce their protective function.


Basic requirements in accordance with EN 166 (extract):

  • Mechanical strength
Increased strengthImpact-resistant, low energyImpact-resistant, medium energy
Ball drop test: a steel ball (44 g) is dropped on the lens/frame from a height of 1.30 mLens/frame is hit with a steel ball (0.88 g), impact speed 45 m/sec. (162 km/h)A steel ball (0.88 g) is thrown at the lens/frame, impact speed 120 m/sec. (432 km/h)
Class: SClass: FClass: B



Additional requirements according to EN 166 (extract)

  • Resistance to liquids (droplets and splashes) class: “3”
  • Resistance to coarse dust (grain size > 5 µm) class: “4”

Optional requirements according to EN 166 (extract)

  • Mechanical strength tested at extreme temperatures (+50°C and -5°C), class: “T”
  • This class is always combined with mechanical strength (for example, FT)



Technical information on the lens options

Lens materials

Polycarbonate (PC)

  • Organic material with very high tensile strength
  • Only limited chemical resistance
  • Mechanical strength, class “F” (45 m/sec)
  • PC+ – polycarbonate lens that is thicker in the middle, especially for uvex RX goggles


  • Organic material with high tensile strength
  • Lightweight, also suitable for high prescriptions
  • Very good optical image reproduction properties even on high prescriptions
  • Very high resistance to cleaning solutions, oils, cosmetics
  • Good scratch resistance
  • Best all-round lens material
  • Mechanical strength, class “F” (45 m/sec)


  • Also known as: plastic
  • Not suitable for safety spectacles unless modified, as the tensile strength is otherwise too low. The middle of the lens must be thicker in order to meet the requirements for tensile strength.
  • Organic, lightweight material
  • Very good optical image reproduction properties even on high prescriptions
  • Suitable for working with chemicals and paint
  • Good scratch resistance thanks to hard coating (optional)
  • Mechanical strength, class “S” (ball drop test)

HI (high index), organic lens materials with high refractive index

  • Organic-material lenses with a refractive index of 1.6 or 1.67 are optically more effective (than CR 39)
  • With less material and less curved surfaces, the lens has the required optical effect
  • The lens is thinner and looks more attractive
  • Recommended for prescriptions > +/-4.0 dpt.: HI 1.6
  • Recommended for prescriptions > +/-6.0 dpt.: HI 1.67
  • Mechanical strength, class “S” (ball drop test)

Hard glass

  • Also known as: crown glass, silicate, mineral glass, glass
  • Not suitable for safety spectacles unless modified, as the tensile strength is otherwise too low
  • Tensile strength is increased by thermal or chemical curing
  • Mechanical strength, class “S” (ball drop test) extremely scratch-resistant surface, suitable for working with chemicals and paint
  • Heavy, not suitable for prescriptions higher than +/-4.0 dpt.
  • Protects against flying sparks during welding and grinding work
  • Protects against molten metal splashes and hot solid projections
Focus types for uvex prescription safety spectacles

Single vision lenses

Single vision lenses correct long and short-sightedness.


In addition to correcting short-sightedness, varifocal lenses correct long-sightedness and also correct in-between distances, if applicable. Varifocals are required when the eyes are no longer able to adapt easily due to the natural ageing process. Small objects close to the eye can no longer be clearly discerned (so-called age-related long-sightedness, also known as presbyopia).


  • Visible segment for near distance (“reading area”)
  • Jumpy transition from far to near distance on near edge
  • Instantly well-tolerated, as visible edge helps with orientation
  • In-between distances are not corrected


  • Seamless transition from far to near distance, so-called progression channel -
  • The invisible progression channel corrects in-between distances
  • Sharp images at all visual distances
  • An acclimatisation phase may be required

Comfort lenses

Comfort lenses are mainly used at computer workstations. Invisibly integrated correction areas ease the strain on the eyes when looking at near and intermediate distances (so-called accommodation support). The visual requirements in many other working environments are also limited to areas which are just in front of the eye up to a few meters away. Comfort lenses are a good alternative if the prescription safety spectacles are only used at workstations and distance vision (> 5 m distance) is mostly not necessary.

Nahcomfort Standard, Nahcomfort Optima

  • Ideal solution for working distances of 30 cm to approx. 2 m
  • The medium range of the lens surface is determined by the degression chosen and is designed for distances of approx. 60 to 80 cm
  • Three versions available, depending on the required prescription for reading distance (addition, optional depending on the age of the spectacles wearer)
  • All that is needed to place an order are details of the close-range values and the required design (type A, B, C)
  • When ordering the Nahcomfort Optima option, the inner surface of the raw lenses is calculated and manufactured taking into account the prescription, the glass curve and the distance between the eyes
0,75 dpt
1,25 dpt
1,75 dpt
under 50 years50 to 55 yearsfrom 55 years

**Degression: correction reduced, based on the close-range value

Distanzcomfort Optima

  • Perfect solution for working distances of 30 cm to 1 m, 2 m or 4 m -
  • By specifying the viewing distance required at the workstation, the correction areas will be calculated individually
  • All that is needed to place an order are details of the distance and close-range values (addition), the maximum viewing distance (one, two or four metres) as well as the eye measurements (distance between the eyes and sight height)

Single Vision Relax

  • This lens type is aimed at people over the age of 30
  • An invisibly integrated change to the correction value of +0.5 dpt. in the lower area of the lens eases the strain on the eye when looking at near distances (so-called accommodation support)
  • The distance correction remains unchanged - All that is needed to place an order are details of the distance values and the eye measurements (distance between the eyes and sight height)
  • We recommend Single Vision Relax lenses for professionals who use mobile devices (notebook, tablet, smartphone etc.) for their daily work


Tinted lenses provide effective protection against glare in areas with high light intensity (for example, sunlight)


Constant tinting:

  • Available in brown or grey
  • Tinting levels: 15%, 25%, 65%, 75%

Variable tinting – Variomatic™

  • Lenses tint automatically, depending on the intensity of the UV radiation and temperature 
  • Tinting of approx. 8% to 80% in brown
  • Available on polycarbonate and Trivex™ prescription safety lenses



Anti-reflective coating

Anti-reflective coating


Anti-reflective coating is applied to the inside and outside of lenses using vapour deposition. It significantly reduces reflections on the surfaces. It offers a cosmetic advantage and increases light transmission.

Three types of coating are available:

  • Normal anti-reflective coating
  • Multi anti-reflective coating
  • Super anti-reflective coating
UV blue protect

UV blue protect


A special absorber that completely filters out UV radiation and reduces the blue light content has been added to the lens material.

  • The lenses absorb UV radiation of up to 400 nm at 100%, filter short-wave blue light up to 410 nm almost completely and reduce the range from 410 nm to 420 nm by 86%.
  • uvex UV blue protect lenses enhance contrasts and effectively prevent symptoms of fatigue as well as age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
  • The mechanical strength of the lenses is guaranteed, clear lenses with UV blue protect have the 2C-1.2 certification
  • UV blue protect is available as an option for polycarbonate (PC) and HI 1.76 lense




The uvex RX web app

A virtual advisor for prescription safety spectacles

What are the advantages of the different lens types and coatings for uvex’s innovative prescription safety spectacles? Use the practical uvex RX app to quickly and easily find the best product for your requirements.

Test the effect different filters have on the optical properties of spectacles. The app includes striking videos which show the impact tests conducted to determine the stability of lenses. Comprehensive product brochures can also be downloaded for detailed information.

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Interesting details about the uvex prescription safety spectacles in this video



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