Army Released its Approved Protective Eyewear List

Army approved glassesThe Army’s PEO Soldier released its list of approved spectacles and goggles with many of the top brands making the cut.

There are 11 total glasses and 15 goggles in all to include Honeywell, ESS, Arena, 3M, Oakley, Revision, Smith Optics and Wiley X are all listed.

As of January 2016, soldiers may only wear these spectacles and goggles following the 2011 announcement. In order to make the list, manufacturers must submit their spectacles or goggles for ballistic testing done by the Army.

The whole list is below.

Spectacles

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Goggles

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  • Leon Suchorski

    Those look just like the ones that the baseball players are wearing now. So they must be good.

  • Chad P.

    What are the ANSI classification for those? If it’s not at least Z87+, it’s not providing adequate eye protection.

    • Casey

      MIL-PRF-31013 > Z87

  • LIAM

    All I do is parachute MC11-D’s here in Europe….dont need em! But glad that eye protection is comming out for the troops!! NOW about the rest of the face…..??

  • mpower6428

    I shared this article with my pop (navy corpsman, 11-3, 1967) he said ; ” what ever happened taking a bullet between the eyes like you deserve for not keeping your face in the grass during a fire fight “…?

  • JohnD

    Not a new thing.the military has been issuing eye protection for at least 10 years and is a mandatory item to go the field, range or war! Too many choices out there that do not meet military criteria, just like boots.

  • Mr. Hoffman – Wiley X has 3 new spectacles that have been approved for PEO Soldier’s 2016 APEL list. Please update your article. Thank you.

    http://www.peosoldier.army.mil/equipment/eyewear/

  • Yes nice idea with the The Army’s PEO Soldier released its list of approved spectacles and goggles with many of the top brands making the cut.

    There are 11 total glasses and 15 goggles in all to include Honeywell, ESS, Arena, 3M, Oakley, Revision, Smith Optics and Wiley X are all listed.

    As of January 2016, soldiers may only wear these spectacles and goggles following the 2011 announcement. In order to make the list, manufacturers must submit their spectacles or goggles for ballistic testing done by the Army.

  • Koh

    Are there any of them that won’t fog up for a guy with a big face that sweats when the blood is pumping?