Originally Posted by Flatlander
EDIT: Someone should pull the ASME Z28.1 (IIRC) standard. I remember reading it a while back and I believe the testing was done using a steel projectile and XXX velocity. So I don't suspect eyewear to be a concern if they meet the proper standard certification.
I typed ASME Z28.1 into google and this thread came up but no review you speak of - do you know where it was?
You sound knowledgeable about how to frame the issue here and your input is most welcome. It would be good to have someone with some credentials and materials science understanding weighing in.