Originally Posted by SpeyFitter
But you don't think a pair of glasses designed to the same standards as your average pair of job site quality safety glasses won't give you some impact protection in this regard? I mean I know things can happen very fast when shit hits the fan but.......
No I don't really.
Have you never rocked an oar and had it come rocketing straight at you at the speed of sound?
There's alot of energy behind some of those hits. IMO it would be like putting on a pair of safety glasses to protect you from Mike Tyson's right cross. Safety, sun or no glasses...it's gonna suck to similar degrees.
Also I've never heard of someone losing an eye from an oar (doesn't mean it hasn't happend tho). The eye injuries I've seen on the water were all lure or branch related (not impact related), and would have been easily avoided with a cheap pair of glasses.