I have a love/hate relationship with onions.
I've covered my nose and mouth with a kerchief to keep from breathing in the tear inducing fumes. Not good enough.
Goggles? That was my idea. Talk about messing up your eye make-up. Dumb idea.
Instead, I kept buying my 5lb bags and put them in my fridge's cold crisper instead of a cool dry place, like a cellar.
The onions became far less offensive and tear inducing when raw. Reason? The amino acid sulfoxides become far less active when cold. Their dispersal area is less. Result - fewer tears!