The 5 Best Airsoft Goggles to Wear Over Glasses

 

You may have the best loadout, but you’re useless if you can’t see the end of your gun. Here are the top picks for wearing airsoft goggles over glasses.

Lancer Tactical Airsoft goggles are the top choice for glasses wearers

1. Lancer Tactical

Price: $
Fit over glasses: ★ ★ ★ ★
Interchangeable lenses: Yes
Full seal: Yes

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Designed specifically for airsoft, these roomy and affordable goggles are perfect for glasses wearers. The Lancer Tactical goggles have slanted vents to keep BB’s out and prevent the airsoft goggles from fogging up. The straps are fully adjustable to fit young newbies or old pros, and even larger-framed eyeglasses can be worn underneath with comfort.

If there’s any downside to the Lancer Tacticals, it’s more of of a flaw of military-style goggles in general, which is the lack of protection to the mouth area. The best way to address this is by wearing a mesh mask underneath. Wraps like shemaghs or balaclavas not only lack the full protection of mesh masks, but also trap the warm heat of your breath, sending it upwards through the vents in your goggles, and greatly increasing the chances of fog.


Dye Precision paintball goggles fit over glasses and can be used for airsoft

2. Dye Precision I4 Goggles

Price: $$$
Fit over glasses: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Interchangeable lenses: Yes

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The Dye Precision I4 mask offers full face protection and unmatched peripheral vision. It’s marketed as a paintball mask, but is well-suited for airsoft, and proves a very comfortable fit over any style of eyeglasses. The low visor profile fits well under helmets and the lens (interchangable) has a true anti-fog coating. When you’re wearing these goggles over your eyeglasses, the vent layout keep them totally clear, but they’re also multi-directional, making communication with your teammates easier by carrying your voice farther (also known as scream venting).

One of the downsides of using other paintball masks for airsoft is the inability to get a good cheek weld to aim down your rifle’s sights, but the I4 has a contained lower profile and ditches the large sun visor. This minimal design lets you get closer to your optic, and doesn’t block your vision when looking through the top of your lens, so you can still see down the rail of your AEG.

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ESS land Ops airsoft goggles for people with glasses

3. ESS Land Ops Goggles

Price: $$
Fit over glasses: ★ ★ ★ ★
Interchangeable lenses: No
Full seal: Yes

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ESS (Eye Safety Systems) high-quality ballistic eye goggles, and many of their models are the preferred choice for airsoft players. They’re the only goggles authorized by the US Army for use over prescription eyewear, making them more than suitable to use as OTG airsoft goggles. Like others in the list, they also have good ventilation, and “ClearZone” lens coatings to keep from fogging. While the Land Ops are designed to fit over most sizes of glasses, any glasses wider than 5.5″ across might cause the arms to press into your temples, so measure the glasses you plan to wear underneath.


empire event otg paintball and airsoft goggles

4. Empire Event Thermal Goggles

Price: $$$
Fit over glasses: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Interchangeable lenses: Yes
Full seal: Yes

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Similar to the I4’s above, the Empire Event goggle is also made for paintball, so the same pro/cons apply. These are a little easier on the wallet, and still have lots of high-quality features, like a variable-thickness lens to avoid distortion, and cutouts in the temple area of the foam to allow room for the arms of your glasses. As if paintball masks weren’t comfortable enough for glasses wearers, these temple cutouts really prevent any pressure on the sides of your head, meaning you can run comfortably all day. Lastly, the dual lens has been thermally cured, and the vents are really well-designed – meaning fog is coming no where near your face or your eye glasses.


Guard dogs airsoft goggles that fit over glasses

5. Guard-Dogs Evader 2 Goggles

Price: $
Fit over glasses: ★ ★ ★
Interchangeable lenses: Yes
Full seal: Yes

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The Evader 2 goggles come in a variety of lens colors and tints, and have a spacious interior to wear over smaller eye glasses. They probably offer the least amount of vertical coverage when compared to the other airsoft goggles in the list, but if you already have a mesh facemask and are looking for something shorter to fit between the mask and your helmet, these might be perfect for you. The interchangeable lenses stay in the frame snugly, but are easy enough to remove to switch to a darker lens or to clean after a match. These no-frills goggles are suited towards players with small to medium faces, and they’re built tough for a modest price tag.


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