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Do Stylish Laser Safety Glasses Exist?

deuteriumoxide

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So I was browsing Wikipedia and I came across a photo of a U.S. Air Force guy and I wondered if the glasses he was wearing were actual laser safety glasses. Are glasses that look more like normal eyeware sold and if so where are they sold?Military_laser_experiment.jpg
 



Encap

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You can have a look here---they have a wide selection of lasers safety lenses and their type #54 frame is aviator style https://www.safetyglassesusa.com/laser-safety-eyewear.html

Other than that looks like these are about the only ones similar----for pilots, not for laser labs or laser hobbyists really due to limited output power protection and no side protection at all. That style is better than nothing but defeats full protection/is deficient several ways.
You can always buy better laser protection lens blanks and have an optometrist custom fit them into any/whatever frame
https://www.stlaserstrike.com/laser-strike-solution/

Use common sense and search Google for other types and vendors--there may be others that offer similar
 
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BowtieGuy

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Agreed, as Encap mentioned, those aviator style glasses will protect against a direct strike, but will be virtually useless in the case of a reflected beam from the sides or even from above or below the lens.
They look great, but they're far from optimal for high powered laser protection.
 




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