Requirements of Protective Eyewear

1. Must provide the protection for which it is designed. Hazards include:

  • Chemical splashes
  • Flying objects/Impact
  • Radiation
  • Molten metal
  • Dust
  • Gas
  • Thermal burns

2. They must be comfortable

  • Should not steam up
  • Lightweight
  • Non-irritant to the skin

3. Easy to clean

4. Readily replaceable at a reasonable cost

5. Cosmetically acceptable

6. Of high optical quality

7. Must not restrict or impair vision

8. Must be compatible with other protective devices such as ear & respiratory devices