Frequently Asked Questions
Features of the Lenses
NO. Though, as an example of their abilities, they have been tested to stop certain shotgun blasts from certain distances, such as 12 ga. 6 shot / 1-1/4 oz from as close as 6m (which is pretty amazing)(depending on model and method of testing), it's only example of it's capabilities. Higher mass or velocity impacts may go thru. It's relative to the mass/velocity combination. Ballistic glasses are 3-4 times better than standard safety glasses. Not that you'll be shot at by anyone, but this example is a way of showing the size, weight and velocity of any shrapnel or debris that may come your way in any unforeseen incident.
It refers to glasses that either meet or exceed a mil-spec rating, such as GL-PD 10-12 MCEP, Mil-Prf 31013 or Mil-Prf 32432 (GL) or Mil-Dtl-43511D, that the military requires for Hi-mass and Hi-velocity impact resistance. Though, many brands use this term for all models that at least meet the Ansi Z87.1 standard (3x lesser test for hi-velocity than mil-spec), the term Ballistic should only be used when the Glasses meet a Mil-spec requirement. * See the various videos on this site (Related Info Category), for reference of these capabilities.
It's the safety standard rating for eye protection for industry across North America. These are Not Ballistic rated, they are pretty good safety, and even better when made by one of the brands I carry. Great choice for lessor hazzard activity and every day use.