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What are safety goggles?
Safety goggles or safety glasses are worn by students and teachers to protect them from injury. Although they come in a variety of shapes and sizes, they are designed to fit over the eyes and prevent any unwanted material from entering.
Plastic safety goggles
Which safety goggles should I choose?
Safety goggles come in a variety of styles and materials, and the choice of which one to choose largely depends on personal preference. Some goggles, for instance, resemble traditional glasses and are worn like traditional eyewear. Students might be more familiar with the safety goggles that resemble more of a mask and come with a strap that goes around the back of the head to secure the goggles. These goggles tend to fit more snugly around one’s face and have a look and feel similar to swimming goggles.
Safety goggles can offer protection from temporary or permanent eye injury, and typical features include anti-fog, anti-scratch, lightweight, large design to fit over prescription eyewear, as well as an adjustable elastic headband for comfort. When choosing safety goggles, it’s important to know what the goggles are needed for to decide which features will be most important for one’s needs.
Another feature to consider when choosing safety goggles is color. Users can opt for the more traditional clear goggles or choose some that offer a colorful border.
Clear safety goggles
Blue safety goggles
How much do safety goggles cost?
A college student who needs safety goggles for the upcoming school year will find that there are affordable options available. The cost largely depends on style and the amount of protection one is looking for. For instance, classic safety goggles with the strap can start around $3, while one can find more robust goggles for more than $200.
3M is a popular brand that offers more traditional safety goggles users can expect to find in classrooms.
3M safety goggles