Dr Airsoft’s 2010 airsoft eye injury review is a great advert for the safety relative of airsoft and compelling reasons to be wearing eye protection when you skirmish:
Dr. Mark Vaughan (Dr. Airsoft) has published his 2010 Airsoft Eye Injury Review Article on www.airsoftmedicine.com. This article gives a comprehensive review of reported airsoft eye injuries. It shows how minor airsoft injuries are compared to paintball, and it points out that there are no reports in the medical literature of airsoft ever causing loss of vision.
The direct link to the article is: http://vaughanmd.com/drairsoft/shooteyeout.pdf