According to that link, the OVR-G glasses do not provide chemical splash protection-only projectiles and dust.
We wear goggles for all our laboratory and outdoor work. There are a number of over the glasses goggles, I wear the XTR monogoggle by Jackson Safety (http://www.jacksonsafety.com/linkdetails.cfm?groupid=3010334 ). It looks like a scuba mask (blue), but is very comfortable and fits over large glasses. Another style a lot of folks like is the Radians Cloak safety goggles which work well with slightly smaller glasses (http://www.radians.com/main/p-36-radians-cloak-dual-mold-goggle.aspx ). Another is Sperian UVEX Stealth (http://www.uvex.us/uploadedFiles/ProductConfiguration/ProductLiterature/Uvex_Stealth_OTG_DS_3pg.pdf ), although it seems like that one worked best with smaller glasses. The Honeywell website shows that they have a UVEX goggle that comes in a variety of magnifications-1.0-3.0 diopter. (http://www.honeywellsafety.com/Products/Uvex/Eye_and_Face_Protection/Uvex_Stealth%c2%ae_Reader.aspx?site=/americas )
We have found that for a comfortable fit, it’s best to have a variety of styles, since there are so many different facial shapes and glasses to cover. The goggles that are designed to be OTG’s (Over-the-Glasses) have a slot for the side arms of the glasses to go in so they don’t dig into your temple. Where the nosepiece for the glasses and goggle hit also affects comfort, so a different brand of OTG may do the trick.
Penelope A. Stege (Penny)
CF Industries, Inc.-
Plant City Phosphate Complex
I wear glasses but the safety glasses I listed are the best. Very comfortable. I found mine on sale locally for $1.50.
The OvrG™ Economical Clear Safety Glasses fromhttp://www.safetyworks.com/catalog/product1142.html.
Wilkes University Chemistry Department
Wilkes-Barre, Pa 18766
I think inserts could work OK in goggles. I've had them in wrap-around safety glasses. You'd still having the fogging issue that all chemical goggle wearers share, and a slightly more annoying cleaning procedure. I'm sure I've seen these for sale, but can't find a source just now. Here's a site that offers prescription inserts for goggles, but I'm not certain if they are available for chemical splash resistant goggles as opposed to "tactical" goggles. http://www.trispeceyegear.com/products/goggle-spectacle-rx-inserts/
Environmental Health & Safety Officer
Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, PA
I’ve had a request to find a supplier for prescription chemical splash goggles. The requestor finds goggles over spectacles uncomfortable. Would inserts actually work (they are a pain in the neck, literally)?
Debbie M. Decker, Campus Chemical Safety Officer
Environmental Health and Safety
University of California, Davis
1 Shields Ave.
Davis, CA 95616
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