Prescription Safety Eyewear Made Easy
Keeping your workers safe can be a complicated job. But one aspect of safety that you can make easy is prescription safety eyewear. Here are three things to look for in a program that will help to simplify your life – at least when it comes to protecting your workers’ vision.
Expertise & Flexibility
Before you plan your program, a Safety Eyewear Professional should come to your facility to review your operations and the eyewear your people need for proper protection. They’ll discuss what lens tints are appropriate for various jobs, what materials or constructions are safest for chemical exposures or high-heat applications, and anything else that applies to the hazards your people work with.
A good program will also be customized to meet your particular needs in supplying alternative safety eyewear for workers with prescription glasses. That includes:
Easy Billing & Payment
If your current program has you jumping through hoops to pay the bills, it’s probably time for a change. Many programs that used to be easy now require you to track and prepay debit cards to distribute to your workers. So if a worker quits before using the card, if it gets lost or stolen, if costs are going over the allotted amount or money is sitting unused on a card – it’s all your headache. Instead, look for a program that:
- Works with your pre-set allowance so you can designate each worker’s spend without worrying about going over
- Offers corporate wholesale pricing to save you money
- Bills you directly with no need for debit cards
- Allows you to pay only for the safety glasses you buy each month
- Lets workers pay for any charges above their allowance if they want a more expensive pair of glasses
Good programs support your community by partnering with local opticians to get workers professionally measured, but still have access to a wider array of choices than retail outlets offer. While many providers have an in-house label that’s cost-effective, they should also offer access to a variety of bigger-name brands to meet your every need.
Your prescription safety eyewear program should be something you set up once and revisit each year to make sure it’s still working for you, not a wheel you need to reinvent every month. Make sure you’re working with a provider that makes obtaining prescription eyewear easy for you.