Eye protection is more than just making it easier to see when itís bright outside. Eye protection plays a dual role in safety: first, eye protection significantly reduces crash involvement because it prevents vision degradation caused by wind blast and foreign objects in the eyes (H Hurt, et. all, Motorcycle Accident Cause Factors and Identification of Countermeasures, 1981). Eye protection also reduces eye injury, both while riding and in crashes (H Hurt, Motorcyclist Protection, Biomechanics of Impact Trauma, 1984).
When selecting eye protection it is a good idea to get a pair that is ANSI Z87.1 compliant.
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