I must admit. When shooting outside, I do not wear eye protection. When chance of ricochet i do though.
Aye... protection glasses are very cheap these days, much cheaper than your eyes!Not just the ricochets that one needs to be concerned with. Once in a great while a band will break at the fork, because of a flaw or whatever and slap the fool out of you. You want to have your eyes protected when that happens! -- Tex-Shooter
In case there is any confusion, regular glasses aren't sufficient protection for slingshots. For one thing, they could shatter and sends shards of glass into your eye. Heck, you can even still hurt your eyes wearing safety glasses, but they're much better than nothing or glass spectacles.I used to wear glasses but got my corneas lasered. Sadly, this soon nearly resulted in my losing the sight in one eye as I was not in the habit of reaching for safety goggles when working the grinder; the spectacles had always done that job. Eyesight is very useful, and like many body systems you don't really appreciate it till it's impaired. Wear those safety glasses.