Safety glasses designed for the way you work

According to Prevent Blindness America, each year more than 700,000 Americans injure their eyes at work, and another 125,000 injure their eyes at home. More than 40,000 American children and adults suffer eye injuries during sports, while many thousands more eye injuries go unreported.


Because experts say proper protective eyewear could prevent up to 90 percent of all eye injuries, you might want to learn more about the safety glasses and goggles that suit your lifestyle best.

Who Needs Safety Eyewear

  • The 35,000 people who annually suffer eye injuries in home workshops
  • The 42,000 people who annually suffer eye injuries during home construction or repair projects
  • The 35,000 people who suffer eye injuries each year while engaged in sports or other recreational activities
  • The 5,000 people who suffer eye injuries each year doing yard work
  • And most importantly - the 70,000 people in the U.S. who incur eye injuries each year in industrial accidents

About Safety Eyewear

Safety eyewear must conform to a higher standard of impact resistance than regular eyeglasses, which optical professionals sometimes call "dress eyewear." This higher standard applies to both the lenses and the frames of safety glasses and goggles.


Safety glasses may have prescription lenses or non-prescription (also called "plano") lenses. Regardless of their size or the durability of the frame and lenses, regular prescription eyeglasses do not qualify as safety glasses unless they meet specific criteria.

Safety Eyewear Program

Shopko offers discounted rates on safety eyewear to employers needing to purchase eyewear in bulk quantities to protect the eyes of their employees. For more information on rate levels and available safety eyewear types and options please contact your local Shopko eyecare center here.