June 1998

Howard Leight Optimuff: Good All-In-One Eye and Ear Protection

We can remember a time when few people wore any kind of safety equipment while shooting a firearm. So, a number of them no longer hear and see as well as they did. Learning from past misfortunes, smart shooters now wear both ear and eye protection. There are two problems with wearing safety glasses and earmuffs together. First, earmuffs press the temples of the safety glasses against the sides of the shooter’s head, which becomes a source of discomfort. Second, the glasses’ temples can break the earmuff’s cushion-to-head seal, lessening the effectiveness of the muffs.

One solution to both of these problems is the Optimuff by Howard Leight Industries. It is an all-in-one unit consisting...

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