Nice... but in the modern day your normal eyewear isn't supposed to substitute for proper PPE.
Have to ask though - did the idiot colleague join the Darwin club or is he still out there wreaking havoc?
We weren't welding, honest! We were supposedly doing simple maintenance on a rack of old school data comms gear. He did end up welding one end of an 8mm spanner though. My bloody spanner, which the prick never replaced either.
And NFI whether this clown dropped out of the gene pool or not, could only hope. Do know he got a serious arse-kicking for bringing the Customer's domestic and international data links to its knees because the rack did a complete reset due to a, ummm... "aberrant power event"...
Best argument for decent glass lens I've used in the past to slap a pushy salesman around the head 'n shoulders was to show them an old pair of glass glasses I've still got.
The ones with the small ball of metal embedded half-way through the toughened glass, from where an idiot work colleague managed to short out a power rail with a spanner...
Had no comeback at all when I also asked him in front of other customers "So your super-duper Poly-Whatever-The-Hell-You're-Insisting-To-Trying-To-Upsell-Me-To will also stop molten metal like this, will it? I specified toughened glass lens for a specific reason".
Shut him right up and down, in front of the actual optometrist as well.