Originally Posted by BBS
one's face will probably shatter but the glasses will remain un-broken and eyeballs remain unscathed. Theres really no point in wearing these unless they are impact absorbent.
at least you'd feel just a little safer when in contact point-blank with a loaded gun pointed to your eye.
Again - prime concern with those bad boys is keeping shrapnel out of your eyes, and the goggles will do that very well. There was even a recent article in the Maple Leaf about a soldier whose convoy was hit by an IED, very badly injuring his face and head, but fully recovered because the goggles prevented any lasting damage to his eyes/brain.
Ergo they are still very worth wearing.