The current edition of 'TFB" has an article that points to yet another website stating that the Armslist or whatever website shows their people in videos shooting without protective eyewear. the TFB author says that while he thinks that is okay, some of the other websites viewers have been vocally opposed. They go on to mention using protective eyewear when cleaning or working on your guns. My own thoughts are varied, while shooting cartridge rifles and semiautomatic handguns by myself I don't care to wear the things. If shooing Black Powder, or cartridge based revolvers, or shotguns I do. That second set of firearms can throw debris back at me in my limited experience while the first set have never done that. If I am with other then I am usually to the rear, but sometimes to the side and Protection is necessary. I wear regular glasses when cleaning or maintaining guns. I always use hearing protection when shooting or around shooting. At the occupied range I wear a billed cap also. A sum of my thoughts at the moment, but not my last word on the subject.