Obtaining Safety Glasses and Laser Glasses

  • The department's Eye Protection Policy [pdf] has been in place since 1991 and is enforced with monthly inspections.  

    The Safety Office will provide eye protection in most cases.  We have several options available:

    1) Chemical splash goggles of various styles along with standard face shields.
    2) Plano (non-prescription) safety glasses and plano safety glasses that fit over regular glasses.  These glasses are designed for impact only (and not for chemical splashes).
    3) Prescription safety glasses with permanently attached top and side shields (again, not designed for chemical splashes).  To get a pair of these glasses,

  • You must be faculty, staff, a graduate student or post-doc.  In other words, undergraduate researchers, work-study students, temporary help (such as those working in the Chem Prep area and TA's from other departments) ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR SAFETY GLASSES (they must obtain appropriate eye protection from their supervisor).

  • If you haven't had an eye exam within the last two years, or if you need an eye exam, you should make an appointment.  Otherwise, bring a hard copy of your prescription with you. The Chemistry Department does NOT pay for eye exams; they are your responsibility. The Chemistry Department DOES pay for safety lenses and frames (up to "Group G"). 

  • If you want to "upgrade" your frames or lenses, you may write a check (or supply a credit card number) to Select Optical at the time your appointment.

  • The preferred vendor is the OSU Optometry Clinic (1664 Neil Avenue Columbus, OH 43210... (614) 292-2020). You must submit a non-catalog request using Workday (see the instructions below).  An authorization form is no longer needed at OSU Optometry.

  • If you choose another one of the approved vendors you will have to pay for the lenses and frames upfront and then get reimbursed by the Department.  You must also pick up an authorization form from John Herrington.

OSU Optometry Services 338 West 10th Avenue Columbus, OH 43210 (614) 292-2020

Advanced Eyecare Richard Miller, O.D. 302 West Main Street Ste 100 Plain City, OH 43064 (614) 873-1003

B & J Optical Howard Jordan, O.D. 16 South Main Street London, OH 43140 (740) 852-0662

Thomas Britton, O.D. 1650 East Mansfield St. Bucyrus, OH 44820 (419) 562-0744

Buckeye Family Eye Care, Tausha Barton, OD, 205 South High St., Hilsboro, OH 45133  (937) 981-393-2588

Michael R. Byars, O.D. 140 East High Street London, OH 43140 (740) 258-4649

Michael E. Chester, O.D., Inc. 349 Jefferson Street Greenfield, OH 45123 (937) 981-3801
Michael E. Chester, O.D., Inc. 261 North Woodbridge Ave. Chillicothe, OH 45601 (740) 773-2020

Craig Coleman, O.D. 5525 Scioto Darby Road Milliard, OH 43026 (614) 876-6524

Crawford County Family Eyecare Randall Hieber, O.D. Christina A. Hickle, O.D. 337 Harding Way West Gallon, OH 44833 (419)468-3355

Crawford Eye Clinic David Zeuch, O.D. 218 Portland Way North Gallon, OH 44833 (419)468-3545

Cross Roads Eye Care, LLC, Family Optometry, Kirsten Thompson, OD, 26 South Urbana Street, South Vienna, OH 45369, (937) 568-7200

Crowley Vision Care Jennifer Crowley, O.D. 8084 East Broad Street Reynoldsburg, OH 43068 (614) 864-3937

Brian Dittenber, O.D. 690 West Cherry St. Sunbury, Ohio 43074 (740) 965-4671

EyeCare Optiques, Inc. Wayne Collier, O.D. 905 South Poplar Street Bucyrus, OH 44820 (419) 562-3822
Eye Columbus Craig Miller, O.D. 159 North High Street Gahanna, OH 43230 (614)471-7177
Eye Columbus Craig Miller, O.D. 933 South High St. Columbus, OH 43206 (614) 444-6366

Eyes On Main Optical Dennis Knowles, O.D. 921 E. Main Street Chillicothe, OH 45601 (740) 772-2100

Family Eyecare Prof. LLC John R. Price, O.D. Jodi G. Price, O.D. Kelli K. Price, O.D. 77 West Main Street Chillicothe, OH 45601 (740) 773-8055

Fayette Eye Care Jason Pittser, O.D. 7 Commercial Avenue Washington C.H., OH 43160 (740)335-1181

Galloway Eye Care Jennifer A. Mattson, O.D. 5688 West Broad St. Galloway, OH 43119 (614) 853-2020

Alan Gillogly, O.D. 3014 West Broad Street Columbus, OH 43204 (614) 274-1451

Groveport Eye Care, Kimberly Stuckey, OD, 5335 Hendron Ave., Groveport, OH 43125 (614) 836-9669
Michael Kabbes, O.D. 2315 DerrRoad Springfield, OH 45503 (937) 399-3700

Robert Kreuter, O.D. 1222 N. Memorial Drive Lancaster, OH 43130 (740) 687-1502

Lifetime Vision Center Scott Furgerson, O.D. 487 West Main Street, Suite C West Jefferson, OH 43162 (614) 879-7239

Marion Optical & Vision Stephen Grygier, O.D. 367 South Main Street Marion, OH 43302 (740) 382-2020

Marysville Family Vision, Shimul Shah, O.D. 122 North Main Street, Marysville, OH 43040 (937) 642-1300

Marysville Optical, Dan Niederkohr, O.D. 105 Morey Drive, Marysville, OH 43040 (937) 642-1916

Med West Eyecare Michael J. Weber, O.D. 555 W. Schrock Road #B Westerville, OH 43081 (614) 891-0350

New Image Eyecare Dennis Roark, O.D. Patrick Dawson, O.D. Chris Colvin, O.D. Bruce Pratte, O.D. Daniel Runyan, O.D. 1674 N. Limestone St. Springfield, OH 45503 (937) 399-4101
Mid Ohio Eye Clinic Dr. Raj Seetharaman, M.D. 251 Portland Way No. Gallon, OH 44833 (419)468-5200

David Niederkohr, O.D. 25 Northwood Drive Delaware, OH 43015 (740) 369-7701

Alan J. Patterson, O.D. 1024 Military Road Zanesville, OH 43701 (740) 452-4581

Courtney Poling, O.D. 303 West Fifth Street Marysville, OH 43040 (937) 644-2075

Rinkov Eye Center Mark H. Rinkov, O.D. 81 East Gay Street Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 224-2414
Rinkov Eye Center 4864 West Board Street Columbus, OH 43228 (614) 878-7771
Rinkov Eye Center 1725 Brice Road Reynoldsburg, OH 43068 (614) 861-7771
Rinkov Eye Center 6732 E. Perimeter Loop Road Dublin, OH 43017 (614) 798-9940
Rinkov Eye Center 636 West Schrock Road Westerville, OH 43081 (614) 890-3577

Southern Vision Center Michael P. Gilliland, O.D 105 Great Southern Blvd Columbus, OH 43207 (614) 491-3435

Viking Vision Center Julie & Mike Heidish, O.D.s. 3384 St. Rt. 752 Ashville, OH 43103 (740) 983-6171

Visual Care Associates, Inc 6020 East Main Street Columbus, OH 43213 (614) 575-8020

Getting Laser Glasses

  • Make sure you read the Department's Eye Protection Policy [pdf]. You may also want to review the Department of Chemistry's Laser Safety video (call the Safety Coordinator).

  • You should have a clear understanding of the types of lasers you will be working with and more importantly the specific wavelengths you may encounter.

  • If you wear corrective lenses you will need a copy of your prescription.

  • If you do not wear corrective lenses or if your prescription does not include the PD (pupilary distance) you will need to measured. The PD determines the size of the frames. Simply go to the OSU Optometry Clinic (Room 137 Fry Hall 338 W. Tenth Avenue) and ask to have your PD measured.

  • Call or e-mail the Safety Coordinator to order the glasses.