This is why I object to any goggles that may be under rated. An accident like this can happen with the goggles on as well. I figure if you arn't using OD6+ glasses, with a 5+ watt in particular, you are making a mistake. The reflections of this laser are seriously brutal and will burn your eyes out over time. I don't buy OD4+ or less rating because I don't believe the rating. Watch what you are buying in goggles. Better too much, than too little. Take care that some unscrupulous dealer doesn't sell you a pair of goggles that are less than what you need for the wavelength and power level you are using. The guy at Phillips Safety, who supposedly KNOWS laser goggles, told me a pair of THEIR goggles would not stop a direct strike, that a direct strike should be avoided, and provide only 1/4 second protection at 100 feet, and 10 seconds protection at 1000 feet against a 5 watt laser..