(Wikipedia excerpt:…”…Goggles, (G) or safety glasses, are forms of protective eyewear that usually enclose or protect the area surrounding the eye in order to prevent particulates, water or chemicals from striking the eyes. They are used in chemistry laboratories and in woodworking. They are often used in snow sports as well, and in swimming. (G) are often worn when using power tools such as drills or chainsaws to prevent flying particles from damaging the eyes. Many types of (G) are available as prescription (G) for those with vision problems…..
(G) are often worn as a fashion statement in certain subcultures, most often as part of the cybergoth subculture. They are usually worn over the eyes or up on the forehead to secure ‘falls’: a type of long, often brightly coloured, synthetic hairpiece. Fans of the steampunk genre or subculture also frequently wear steampunk-styled goggles, particularly when performing in a live action role-playing game….. (G) are also frequently used by anime and manga characters as a fashion statement. For example, it is an idiosyncrasy of team leader characters in the Digimon anime to wear (G) . Other notable characters who wear (G) are the young Naruto Uzumaki and Konohamaru from Naruto, Matt from Death Note and Usopp from One Piece….”)