Prescription safety spectacles Clear vision and safety in the workplace

Prescription safety spectacles by uvex

uvex prescription safety spectacles are individually adapted to the wearer's vision while offering the best possible protection in the workplace.

The spectacles are certified and marked in accordance with EN 166, so they can be used in workplaces where safety spectacles are mandatory. As occupational safety spectacles, they not only protect the eyes (from UV radiation, flying particles, dust etc.), but are also a visual aid because the lenses have a dioptric effect.

uvex offers a wide range of high-quality lens materials, focus types and frames. This makes it easier to switch between personal spectacles and employer-provided safety spectacles, which increases wearer acceptance.

The comprehensive uvex quality system guarantees the best design from an optical and processing technology perspective. All materials used (lenses, frames, cases etc.) are free from harmful substances and are regularly inspected.

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uvex as a partner for individual protective equipment

uvex offers maximum service with maximum flexibility. Our specialists are happy to advise you with regard to professional and flexible solutions, tailored to the individual requirements of your company.

Our wide uvex collection enables us to find prescription safety spectacles for each of your employees.

uvex experts:

  • on-site service from qualified opticians and master opticians
  • qualified advisers in uvex customer service
  • comprehensive uvex optical service partner network in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and other European countries

uvex flexibility:

  • product consultation and adaptations on request.
  • appointments are also possible during the early, late or night shift
  • uvex online appointment tool optimises planning

uvex expertise:

  • decades of experience in optics and continuous development of products
  • training courses/practical seminars for your employees (e.g. company doctors)
  • 'Made in uvex’: Products with a focus on production facilities in Germany/Europe

uvex safety glasses with all-round protection and individual prescription

The tight-fitting models are particularly recommended when handling chemicals and / or in dusty environments. The individual optical correction is made as direct glazing (for model uvex RX goggle 9501) or by use of a fixed correction insert.

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

Many frames can be anatomically adapted to different head shapes to ensure a perfect fit, e.g. forhigh cheek bones, flat nose bridge and wide temples. Our uvex RX cb and uvex RX cd collections meet the standard requirements for the field of view and coverage for both the European test head and the Asian test head.

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 prescription safety spectacles



Individually manufactured uvex prescription safety spectacles are tested and certified by independent testing institutes at regular intervals accord-ing to the requirements of EN 166.


  • Frame and lenses are permanently marked
  • If the markings on the lens and frame are different, the lower mechanical strength applies to the entire eye protection device
  • According to the PPE regulation, uvex prescription safety spectacles must be marked with the factory symbol and production date: MM/YYYY

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

Comfort lenses

Bifocal lenses

Varifocal lenses



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 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

Scratch-resistant coating



To guarantee an ideal surface hardness, all our plastic lenses are given a hard coating (optional for CR 39).

UV blue protect

UV blue protect


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

  • The lenses absorb UV radiation up to 400 nm at 100%, filter short-wave blue light until 410 nm almost completely and reduce the range from 410 nm to 420 nm around 86%.
  • uvex UV blue protect lenses enhance contrast and effectively prevent signs of fatigue and age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
  • UV blue protect is optionally available for polycarbonate (PC) lenses and HI 1.67
  • the mechanical strength of the lenses is guaranteed — clear lenses with UV blue protect are marked 2C-1.2 according to EN 170
Special lenses


  • Special filter with high absorption at 589 nm, resulting in characteristic violet colour
  • The 'bright yellow sodium flare' is filtered out
  • Lightweight polycarbonate filter with mechanical strength 'F' (45 m/s)
  • Level of protection 2-2 in accordance with EN 17
  • Marking: 2-2 W 1 F CE
  • Note: Didymium lenses do not provide increased protec-tion against infrared radiation (IR)

Areas of application: Glass production, glass processing, e.g. glass blowing


X-ray protection

  • Mineral lenses that provide protection against X-rays
  • The lead equivalent of the protective lenses is 0.75
  • The lead content in the lenses gives them their character-istic grey colour (approx. 10% colouring)
  • Marking: Pbeq 0.75
  • Note: Protective X-ray lenses are not tested and marked in accordance with EN 166

Areas of application: e.g. crack and material testing


Welding protection

  • Welding protection level 5 in accordance with EN 169
  • Grey-tinted polycarbonate filters for reliable protection against UV and infrared radiation with mechanical strength 'F' (45 m/s)
  • Perfect colour perception during the welding process
  • Marking: 5 W 1 FTK CE
  • Note: Welding protection lenses do not provide sufficient protection against laser beams!

Areas of application: Autogenous welding


  • Contrast enhancement – For better contrast and comforta-ble vision, even in diffused light
  • Blue light reduction – Blue light is reduced by up to 50% in extremely bright workplaces
  • Relaxed vision – Reduced eye fatigue, even during longer periods of use
  • 65% transmission – Slight tint for optimal protection against glare for high visual standards even in extremely bright, artificial light as well as natural light
  • Lightweight polycarbonate filter with mechanical strength 'F' (45 m/s)
  • Marking: 5-1.4 W 1 FK CE

Areas of application: Workplaces with high visual standards in very bright artifi-cial light or natural light


Polarisation filter

  • Polarising filters only let in radiation from one vibration direction — scattered radiation (e.g. reflection on the surface of water) is suppressed
  • Lightweight polycarbonate filter with mechanical strength 'F' (45 m/s)
  • Marking: 5-3.1 W 1 F CE

Areas of application: Particularly suitable for workplaces with a high risk of glare and/or highly reflective surfaces, offshore, maritime environment, construction industry



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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