I'm not an expert but I do know when I am in lab that glasses are never considered a good substitute for safety glasses. I am not sure how transmission through the eyes works but I would think that not touching your face or rubbing your eyes is a good rule of thumb in the current climate.
I've ordered safety glasses and goggles that fit over my glasses. I wear them when i enter stores, elevators laundry rooms, anyplace that i switch to a KN95 respirator. When outside or safer areas i just wear my glasses and a surgical mask. If i had to take a subway i would wear a full face shield and the KN95 mask, actually, i would prefer a USA made NIOSH approved N95, but they still haven't used the DPA to enable everyone to get them.
If you do not wear Rx glasses or wear contact There are some great clear or tinted safety glasses that cover the whole eye for about $10
I'M considering wearing my night time driving glasses, but when many are not even wearing a mask, I'm wondering if it's necessary. I am 74 with no other health issues.
@Cheryl Mire i am Not an expert but if people are not wearing mask in your area, IMO you need to up your protection especially at age 74. Covid19 enters the body via mucous membranes, ACE2 receptors. if someone sneezes without a mask within 50 feet in a indoor environment, it could be enough to infect you if enough of the virus gets in your eyes,nose mouth.. A cough may transmit 10 to 20 feet.
Even if people are wearing a mask and sneeze,if your face is within 6 feet without a mask/eye protection you could be infected.
My mantra is to protect myself as i also help my parents and i am 65 and live in a high infection area and worse live in a apartment building.
a interesting finding in NY state, recently the people in the hospitals in NYC and westchester now have half the transmission rate of the local population. They wear NIOSH approved N95 mask and face protection.
I am very concerned about airborne particles in the eyes, and bought these hats with snap-on face shields for my partner and me! However, I notice some people wearing a cloth mask as well. Is that overkill?
i think they are very good protection and have a similar type of full face shield, mine was designed to protect my face while using a grinder, i wear a KN95 respirator , since if i am in an area that i am worried about airborne droplets ,such as the building elevator or laundry room, i dont want to risk inhaling any floating particles. If i was walking on a empty outdoor NY sidewalk, i would be mask-less/respirator free . My environment dictates to me the level of protection i need. I dont wear a mask inside my car,nor a face shield or walking by myself on a trail. however i do have it on so as soon as i see people i am going to pass close to , the mask goes on. Inside apartment building the respirator and eye protection is on until i get inside my apartment :
edit: i have never had the type pictured in my hands, i cant tell if by the picture if it is possible for aerosol droplets to enter from the baseball hat brim area and fall onto the face /eyes , that would make it less than ideal,but still looks like it offers a lot of protection.