Why You Should Always Wear Shooting Glasses

Why You Should Always Wear Shooting Glasses

, by Chas Waters, 3 min reading time

Whether you enjoy hunting or frequent the local range, proper eye protection is a must. Rubber bullets and traditional ammunition are both strong enough to break skin, and this can result in bruising, swelling and even bone fractures across the face. Whether you are an experienced outdoorsman or are just getting into outdoor activities, shooting glasses can prevent the loss of eyesight in the event of an accident.

The next time you embark on a hunting trip or outdoor retreat, remember that eye protection could save you from a life-changing injury.

What Are Shooting Glasses?

Hunters often think standard prescription glasses are enough to deflect projectiles from a firearm. However, this is entirely incorrect, as glass lenses are unsuitable for high-level impacts. If you were to get hit by a rubber bullet, traditional glasses would crack and fall off your face.

Shooting glasses are engineered with ANSI Z87.1 standards in mind. This form of eyewear resembles a normal set of glasses but is tested to withstand objects and materials traveling at high velocities. There are an endless number of colors, styles and fits to choose from, and the devices keep your eyes safe with reinforced frames and lenses.

Most shooting glasses on the market showcase polycarbonate construction. This material is lightweight, comfortable and stands strong against the unexpected.

How to Protect Your Eyes at the Gun Range

Shooting accidents can happen at any time. Shotguns, rifles and handguns all sit within close range of the face for steady aim, so it’s necessary to shield your eyes in case you experience kickback. Protecting your eyes at the gun range is simple when you consider the following aspects of a secure fit:

  • Form fitting: Shooting glasses should stay on your face without constant need to readjust.
  • Comfortable: Sessions at the shooting range can last for hours at a time. If your glasses are comfortable, you’ll forget you’re even wearing them!
  • No sharp edges: Shooting glasses are usually rounded. If you feel lenses digging into your skin, the fit is too tight.

Always put on shooting glasses as soon as you step foot on the range. Even if you’re not looking down the barrel, it’s hard to predict when you’ll encounter gun smoke, ricochets and wild shots.

Benefits of Shooting Glasses

Shooting glasses are useful anytime you are navigating through the woods. In addition to guarding against rubber bullets and spent cartridges, these devices help protect your eyes from tree branches, inclement weather, bugs and wind. Shooting eyewear is easy to clean and affordable, and you can wear your glasses for multiple years at a time.

Depending on your vision, you can even find prescription options to keep targets and wildlife in focus.

Purchase Shooting Glasses From Panther Vision

At Panther Vision, we are passionate about bringing customers innovative products for everyday use. With our patented technology, we offer ANSI Z87.1 safety glasses with built-in LEDs for construction, DIY projects and trips to the range. You can order shooting glasses with exciting finishes such as camouflage to help you blend in with your environment.

All of our products are backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty, and LIGHTSPECS® Predator series glasses cast up to 24 lumens with 50-hour battery life. Browse our collection of safety glasses today, shop all our products or fill out a contact form for more information.

About the Author:

Chas Waters

As the VP of Sales and Marketing for Panther Vision, Chas Waters has played a pivotal part in helping Panther Vision continue to create innovative lighting products. As a true outdoorsman, Chas brings a wealth of expertise into what lighting solutions are the most useful for our customers. He has been a key member of the Panther Vision team, starting in the business when he was 16 years old, and prides himself in finding the best solutions to help our customers experience the outdoors and make their lives easier with our products.


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