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Published on : Jun 08, 2016

Protective eyewear has become mandatory as part of safety program to avoid risk of damaging the retina and the skin around the eyes. Eyes need to be protected against mists, fumes, gases, particles, ultraviolet light, and vapors. Laser safety glasses are used in research and education, medical, military, and industrial laser applications to protect the eyes from the hazardous radiations of scattered laser light. The increasing application areas for laser technology has led to stringent safety regulations for workers, which is in turn boosting the demand for laser safety glasses. 

Glass Laser Safety Eyewear Segment to Grow Significantly in Global Laser Safety Glasses Market 

On the basis of technology, the global safety glasses market is segmented into glass laser safety eyewear, high optical density and visible light transmission, polycarbonate laser safety eyewear, thin-film-coated laser safety eyewear, safety eyewear for intense pulsed light, and others. Of these, in terms of revenue, the glass laser safety eyewear segment dominated the global laser safety glasses market in 2014. Moreover, the glass laser safety eyewear market is expected to grow in the coming years. The growth is attributed to rising applications in medical and automotive manufacturing segments.  

Laser Safety Glasses Market in APEJ to Expand in Future 

On the basis of region, the global safety glasses market is segmented into North America, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ), Latin America, Japan, and the Middle East and Africa. Of these, the APEJ is expected to expand substantially. 

On the basis of application, the global safety glasses market is segmented into automotive, medical, chemicals, military, aerospace and defense, and others. Of these, the medical segment will lose market share. The automotive and military and defense segments are projected to expand at a 8.86% and 8.8% CAGR between 2015 and 2025.