UV eye damage - type of goggles?
Does anyone have any concrete information about which goggles protect you for UV light?
I have dark mirror lense JT goggles and after about 8 hours on the field, my eyes are red and ichy, and my face feels like it's getting burned right through my mask. (I keep my mask on all day.)
The web says you can get cataracts in old age from this - or eye cancer.
proto switch protection from UV -FYI
proto switch worked really well to prevent the UV last weekend, my face was not burned through the mask either, after 8 hours of daytime play, FYI, my eyes were not bloodshot and red from UV either
the Dye masks all claim to have UV protection for the eyes
update on my war againts the sun
I'm assuming the Dye Proto goggles do protect me from UV, because my face doesn't get burned through the dark lenses. But, the flip side is that these the Proto goggles fog too easily, so I'm shooting at fuzzy showdows at twilight.
So, I bought brand new Sly Profit googles with with the standard gradient lense. (They don't fog.) Sly does make a UV protection claim of some type, but it's not as strong as the claim that Dye makes.
After about 3 days of use with the Sly Profit, my face seems more protected than the JTs I used to wear, but my eyes are still bloodshot and face still feels some burning from rays coming through after 8 hours of play in the sun.
I have now purchased a UV light detector on Amazon! It's designed to measure harmful rays from the sun with a digital readout.
I have about 8 pairs of googles lying around. So if this dector works, I'm going to do my own consumer report on UV protection from the different masks, very sci-fi.
More to come...