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It can happen in an instant. For an adult it could be a slip & fall or an airbag from a car accident. For a child it could be sports accident or getting hit in the face with a stick on the playground. The lenses of your glasses shatter into your eyes. The result could be as severe as permanent scarring and vision loss, or even complete loss of your eye.Fortunately, protective eyewear can minimize or prevent this type of injury. Frame options include sports goggles for athletic activities and safety frames for industrial work, yard work, and home repair. An impact resistant lens material called polycarbonate is the most popular lens choice because it does not shatter like other lens materials. In addition, it is thinner & lighter-weight than standard plastic, making it the gold standard for most types of protective eyewear.