After her return from eye surgery, Blankenship had on post-operation "goggles."
Plus wearing gowns, gloves, goggles and masks imparts an eerie moonwalk sensation as one enters the facility.
The photograph confirms there was also unmistakable delight in the eyes behind her goggles.
1530s, from Middle English gogelen "to roll (the eyes) about" (late 14c.), influenced by Middle English gogel-eyed "squint-eyed, one-eyed" (late 14c.), of uncertain origin, perhaps somehow imitative. As a surname (Robert le Gogel) attested from c.1300. Related: Goggled; goggling. As a noun, 1650s, "goggling look;" earlier "person who goggles" (1610s).
Eyeglasses: I can't read that without my goggles (1836+)