BASIC REQUIREMENTS of CE EN EYE PROTECTORS 166:2001
The EN166 standard is applicable to all types of personal eye protectors used against various dangers liable to damage
the eye or to alter the vision, with the exception of radiation of nuclear origin, X-rays, laser beams, infrared rays emitted by
sources at low temperature The specifications of this standard are not applicable to eye protectors for which separate and
complete standards exist, such as anti-laser eye protector, all-purpose solar spectacles, etc.
The eye protectors fitted with corrective lenses are not excluded from the application field Not all types of eye protectors are
permitted to meet all these requirements.