Rx Safety FAQ’s

Prescription Safety Frequently Asked Questions

What are the lenses made from?

Our lenses are made from trivex and polycarbonate material. Trivex has a minimum 2.5mm centre or edge thickness and polycarbonate has a minimum 2mm centre or edge thickness for medium impact eye protectors.

Are there any restrictions on frames which can be used for safety spectacles?

Absolutely! All frames must have passed independent tests by a NATA registered laboratory. Our frames have all been tested at Unisearch (the University of New South Wales Optics and Radiometry laboratory). The product must then be approved by the regulatory body , SAI Global and placed on a StandardsMark Schedule. Rx Safety will not fit lenses into unapproved frames for prescription safety spectacles.

What frames do you have which are on a StandardsMark Schedule?

We can supply a range of frames including the ASW, Ugly Fish, Hilco Leader and Cummings Optical Safety range of frames which are approved for the industrial safety standard AS/NZS 1337.
We are always testing new frames as possible additions to our safety range.

Do you have frames in stock ready to go?

We have stocks of these frames and it will save you freight money to simply email or fax your order through to us and we can pick a similar frame from our frame stock and start the job immediately.

What Australian standards does the Prescription Safety product meet?

The Rx Safety product meets the requirements of  AS/NZS 1337.6:2012 and AS/NZS ISO 21987:2011  in accredited NATA registered laboratory tests. Rx Safety is licenced by SAI Global to make certified prescription safety eye protectors.

What documentation will I get?

You will receive a card with each job testifying that the product meets the standard and this card will have unique traceability.

Can I edge lenses for safety spectacles in my own workshop?

You can make spectacles in your workshop but you cannot claim that you meet the prescription safety standard unless you have had successful independent testing at a NATA registered laboratory to ensure product compliance. If in doubt contact SAI Global.

What is the power range for Medium Impact Prescription safety  models?

The script range which we offer to conform to AS/NZS 1337.6 is +6.00 or a +8.00 (depending on frame selection) to a –10.00 out to a –6.00 cylinder curve. We can make the product for you outside this range using the same machinery but it will not be certified and will be issued as a compliant job only.

What is the difference between Certified and Compliant?

Prescription protective (safety) eyewear in Australia is governed by Australia/New Zealand Standards (AS/NZS) 1337.6:2012, “Personal Eye Protection – Part 6: Prescription Eye Protectors Against Low and Medium Impact,” which in turn references AS/NZS 1337.1:2010:, “Eye Protectors for Industrial Applications.”

Under AS/NZS 1337.6:2012 we make safety eyewear to Medium ImpactMedium Impact – requires permanently attached side shields or frame design to ensure proper ocular coverage and these need to pass Ballistics testing at 40-41.5 m/sec, in combination with a number of other tests

There is a annual surveillance audit of our manufacturing process, machinery calibration , product traceability and procedures which is carried out by an auditor from SAI Global.

Rx Safety makes a mixture of product which is certified and compliant to AS/NZS 1337.6.

Rx Safety uses precisely the same manufacturing process to make all product.

Can anyone get Prescription Lenses from Rx Safety?

The Rx Safety group is a wholesale lab only. Supply of prescription lenses can only be made to optometrists only.  If you are not an optometrist and would like prescription eyewear, please give us a call today for an optometrist in your area.