Eye Protection

Eye Protection

Even though visits to a range usually conjure good associations, the place itself is not without its potential dangers. An environment full of deafening noises and flashes is hardly good for our hearing and eyesight. Luckily, there are means to protect our senses from damage. Shooting glasses, also known as shooting safety glasses or safety glasses for shooting, are crucial pieces of gear designed specifically to protect your eyes while at the range or during any shooting activity. Unlike regular glasses, eye protection glasses are constructed with impact-resistant materials and offer enhanced coverage to shield your eyes from potential hazards such as flying debris, ejected casings, and ricochets. As an essential safety measure, every range visitor is obliged to wear shooting glasses to ensure their eyes are well-protected throughout their shooting experience. You might very well get a pair of your own since you’ll have to wear some anyway. 

Shooting glasses not only provide vital eye protection but also enhance visual clarity, helping you achieve better accuracy and precision. The lenses in glasses for shooting are designed to reduce glare and improve contrast, enabling you to more easily identify and focus on your target. Wearing safety shooting glasses is not just a matter of compliance; it's a smart and responsible choice for anyone who takes their shooting activities seriously.

Eye Protection Glasses Types

There are several types of eye protection glasses available to suit various needs and preferences. Some common options include:

Clear lenses: Offering maximum light transmission, clear lenses are ideal for indoor ranges or low-light conditions.

Amber or yellow lenses: These lenses enhance contrast and depth perception, making them suitable for overcast or hazy conditions.

Gray or smoke lenses: Designed to reduce glare and bright light, these lenses are perfect for outdoor shooting in sunny conditions.

Polarized lenses: Providing additional glare reduction, polarized lenses are excellent for shooting near water or in extremely bright environments.

Prescription lenses: For shooters who require corrective lenses, many manufacturers offer shooting glasses with prescription lens options.

Gritr Sports presents to you our collection of eye protection glasses. Here you can choose from safety glasses featuring a wide range of lenses. We cooperate with such industry experts as Oakley, Magpul, Walker’s Game Ear and other brands to ensure you get only the best products the market has to offer.


What are the benefits of wearing shooting glasses?

The biggest benefits range shooting glasses provide are protection and improved visibility. They shield your eyes from potential hazards while reducing glare and improving contrast, helping you achieve better accuracy and precision when targeting. Also, they are a must on a range, so having a pair of your own is quite reasonable.

Can safety glasses stop a bullet?

Safety glasses have the potential to stop a rubber bullet. But, obviously, they are pretty defenseless against regular bullets.

Which color glasses are best for shooting?

A lot depends on your shooting environment. Clear lenses are best for indoor ranges or low-light conditions, as they prove maximum light transmission. Amber or yellow lenses are suitable for overcast or hazy conditions, enhancing contrast and depth perception. If you are shooting outdoors in sunny conditions, gray or smoke lenses are the best choice as they reduce glare and darken light. Polarized lenses offer additional glare reduction, which might come in handy in particularly bright conditions.