Like a high-speed tank slapper or highside on your motorcycle, a flying tool, loose spring, machine-tool metal shards, or even spray chemicals like electrical contact or carb cleaner can attack instantly. And if any projectiles ever hit your eye dead center, you’d give anything to rewind the clock. That’s a shame because not only can’t we rewind time, but prevention of eye injuries can be as easy as donning an inexpensive pair of safety glasses or goggles while you’re working under certain conditions. Our general rule is that when we’re pouring or spraying fluids, operating power tools or hammering, or under a vehicle, the eyewear goes on. Choices range from ridiculously cheap to Rodeo Drive expensive, so there’s something for every mechanic. Check out these options.