Eye Protection Goggles - Safety Eyewear

Eye protection goggles are safety glasses designed to shield the eyes from hazards such as flying debris, chemicals, or bright light. They are commonly used in industrial settings, laboratories, and sports activities.
Safety equipment
Where to get
Available for purchase at hardware stores, safety equipment suppliers, and online retailers.
Applicable for
Prepared by Shruti Sahoo, reviewed by Dr. Eugene Smith

Eye Protection Goggles FAQ

What type of protective eyewear do I Need?

Protective eyewear should be made from polycarbonate material. Polycarbonate lenses resist shattering and can provide UV (ultraviolet light) protection. The type of eye protection you need depends on what you are doing. Anything from simply playing paintball to attending public protest s have different protection needs.

What are safety glasses & goggles?

They are typically equipped with impact-resistant lenses and durable frames to provide coverage and protection for the eyes, helping to defend against debris, chemicals, or airborne particles. Both safety glasses and goggles come in various styles and sizes offering versatility for different tasks and environments.

What are oversized spectacles & goggles?

Oversized spectacles are also manufactured, designed to sit over the users normal eye wear. Goggles are forms of protective eyewear that enclose the eye area in order to prevent particulates, infectious fluids, or chemicals from striking the eyes. Goggles come in two styles, eyecup goggles, and cover goggles.

Are safety goggles and safety glasses regulated?

Safety Goggles and safety glasses are both regulated under Eye and Face Protection AS/NZS 1336:2014 and Filters for Eye Protectors AS/NZS 1338:1:2012 in the New Zealand and Australian markets. However, there are a range of standards used internationally including the European safety standard EN 166:2001, and the American standard ANSI Z87.1.

Are safety goggles better than safety glasses?

Safety Goggles provide additional eye protection when compared to Safety Glasses. Through their design, Safety Goggles provide a more comprehensive seal around the eye and provide protection for both the eye and surrounding ocular area from dust, airborne particles, liquids, chemicals and vapours (model dependant).

Are safety goggles right for You?

In fact, safety goggles are only one type of safety eyewear and they come in different styles and sizes. There is such a variety of safety goggles available, it can be tough to decide which ones are right for you. Work-related eye injuries remain an important problem in the Australian workforce.

What are low profile safety goggles?

Low Profile Safety Goggles also provide complete protection around the eye and associated ocular area. Hybrid Safety Goggles: Are uniquely designed to fit more like Safety Glasses, however have a better seal around the eyes when compared to Positive Seal Foam Safety Glasses.

What are the different types of safety goggles?

Meanwhile, safety goggles usually fall into one of two categories: dust goggles and chemical splash goggles. Both types offer more heavy-duty protection than glasses due to their tight-fitting design. The snug fit of dust googles enables them to resist exposure to large particles that could otherwise make their way to the eye.

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