Safety glasses are standard stock at metal shops and construction sites. But they are also helpful for countless activities around the home—from dusting a high shelf to weeding—that can send errant debris flying directly into your delicate eyes. A good pair of safety glasses will not only protect your eyes but be comfortable to wear as well.
Who this is for?
Almost everyone will encounter a situation where they should really wear eye protection. This is true for everything from yard work to sports to basic household chores
Any activity that you take part in where something can inadvertently get in your eye is an activity in which you want to wear safety glasses
When foreign particles get into an eye, they can damage the sensitive membranes of your eyeball, leading to irritation, light sensitivity, and infection.
According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, each day about 2,000 US workers sustain eye injuries that require medical attention.
Most safety glasses are made from polycarbonate (a strong material widely used in all types of lenses and protective equipment due to its high shatter resistance) and are designed to keep everything that might come flying at your face away from your sensitive eyes. Sunglasses or eyeglass lenses made from glass or plastic are occasionally helpful for this, but, unlike polycarbonate, these elements risk shattering and causing more problems since the shards can scratch or become embedded in the eyeball.
Safety glasses are useful pieces of safety equipment for a number of sports too!