difference between Goggles and Sunglasses

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Every one of us different types of wearables to protect our eyes from the harmful light rays, dust, water, snow, etc, but how many of us know about the suitable wearables for suitable occasions which are available in the market. This article focuses on communicating the difference between Goggles and Sunglasses to make the readers understand the importance of goggles and sunglasses and their uses.

GOGGLES

Goggles are a type of eyewear which is designed to give complete protection to the eyes from dust particles in the air and offer safety from the water, snow and the other things which can harm the eyes. Goggles are usually made with rubber and plastic. The goggles come with a strap attached to the frame which is to be worn around the back of your head to stop the glasses from falling or becoming loose.

Usually, goggles cover the entire eye areas closely to protect the eyes from dust, debris, air, etc. There are different types of goggles available and they cater different needs of the people. The people who are going for swimming uses Swimming Goggles, the people who are sky-diving use Ski-Goggles and the people who are working in the company under hazardous conditions use the safety goggles, etc.

SUNGLASSES

Sunglasses are a type of eyewear which is designed mainly to protect the eyes from the sunlight and from the harmful UV rays of the sunlight. Sunglasses are manufactured using plastic fiber frame or metal frames and the lens is attached in the front. The lenses of the sunglasses are darker in color which does the job of filtering the light to protect the eyes from harmful rays.

Some people wear sunglasses as a fashion statement whereas some other people use a prescription lens with the frame of sunglasses to correct their vision problems. There are different types of sunglasses which are used for different purposes. A famous brand “Rayban” introduced the sunglasses in the name of ‘Aviator Sunglasses‘ which are premium priced and the other are ‘Shades‘ which also refers to the sunglasses but the lens has gradient texture on them.

COMPARISON TABLE

GOGGLES SUNGLASSES
Goggles give complete protection to eyes from the dust, water, snow, debris, etc which are present in the atmosphere. Sunglasses are mainly designed to protect the eyes from sunlight and UV rays present in the sunlight.
NATURE
Goggles are close fitting glasses which cover the entire eye area along with the sides of the head also. Sunglasses are typically a pair of lenses which rests on the nose and ears of the person who is wearing them.
WEIGHT
Goggles are very bulky in nature and usually weigh, more than sunglasses and sometimes become uncomfortable to wear. Sunglasses are very light weight and easy to wear and more comfortable.
FOG UP
Goggles usually fog up in cold weather, anyway anti-fogging goggles are also available. Sunglasses usually don't fog up much when compared to goggles.
COST
Goggles are very costly in price and durable in nature. Sunglasses are cheaper in price and there are some premium brands also.
EXAMPLES
Ski-Goggles, Swimming Goggles, Safety Goggles, Winter-Sport Goggles, Blow Torch Goggles. Sunglasses, Shades, Aviator Sunglasses, Corrective Sunglasses, Yellow Tinted Sunglasses, etc.

CONCLUSION

Both Goggles and Sunglasses have their own advantages and disadvantages. The Goggles are designed to protect the eyes from work hazards and to facilitate unobstructed vision, whereas Sunglasses are designed to protect the eyes from sunlight and offer convenience and style to the people who are wearing them.

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