Frank, I too have spent many hours drilling over my head in the aviation industry, and like you I have been to the sawbones to remove metal. Every body has there own way for eye protection that works best for them. Here's mine, I have two different pairs of safety glasses with side shields. I,m getting up in age so both are prescription, one is bifocal and the other is full lens close vision, so when I get in those overhead positions where I cannot tilt my head far enough back with falling over, I use those. I also use a full face shield that I have cut the shield shorter to just be below my nose so it doesn't fog up.
It's the hot steel shaving that go down my collar that really get me dancing.