The military protective eye-wear market was valued at US$ 110.48 million in 2021 and is expected to reach US$ 166.65 million by 2028; it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 6.0% from 2021 to 2028.

Military protective eye-wear is expected to play a significant role in military requirements and operational aspects in the future. There has been a greater demand for protective eye-wear in large-scale multi-variation-based battlefields in the current context. The most recent introduction of the new technological development in safety goggles was used and created by Revision Military. Snowhawk has been the most recent technological advancements in the military protective eye-wear requirements. Moreover, various personal protection equipment (PPE), such as body armor, helmets, and protective eyewear systems, are used to defend armed troops and paramilitary forces from gunfire, laser attacks, and mines. Therefore, the rising use of such PPE would drive the growth of the military protective eye-wear market during the forecast period.

The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken several industries. The unprecedented growth in the spread of the virus has urged governments worldwide to impose strict restrictions on vehicles and human movement. Moreover, most of the countries across Asia Pacific have lost a lot of revenues from their respective defense companies. For instance, Indian defense companies had already lost approx. US$ 3 billion in revenues between March and May in FY 2020, which has also affected 100 large defense firms and nearly 4,000 small and medium aerospace and defense businesses. Moreover, the disrupted supply chain also led to a decline in the revenues of the military protective eye-wear market.

The military protective eye-wear market is segmented on the basis of type, end user, and geography. Based on type, the market is segmented into safety eye-wear, ballistic protection eye-wear, and laser protection eye-wear. In 2021, the ballistic protection eye-wear segment led the market and accounted for the largest share. Based on end user, the market is bifurcated into paramilitary forces and armed troops. In 2021, the armed troops segment led the military protective eye-wear market and accounted for a larger share. Geographically, the global military protective eye-wear market is broadly segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), the Middle East & Africa (MEA), and South America (SAM). In 2021, APAC accounted for a significant share in the market.

Blueye Tactical (Blueye Eye-wear Pty Ltd.); Eye Safety Systems, Inc. (ESS), Bolle Tactical; Gentex Corporation; Perriquest Defense Research Enterprises LLC; Revision Military Ltd.; Rochester Optical; Shalon Chemical Industries Ltd.: Smith Optics; and Wiley X, Inc. are among the key players operating in the global military protective eye-wear market and profiled in the market study.

The overall global military protective eye-wear market size has been derived using both primary and secondary sources. To begin the research process, exhaustive secondary research has been conducted using internal and external sources to obtain qualitative and quantitative information related to the market. The process also serves the purpose of obtaining an overview and forecast for the military protective eye-wear market with respect to all the segments. Also, multiple primary interviews have been conducted with industry participants and commentators to validate the data and gain more analytical insights into the topic. Participants of this process include industry experts such as VPs, business development managers, market intelligence managers, and national sales managers, along with external consultants such as valuation experts, research analysts, and key opinion leaders, specializing in the military protective eye-wear market.