TABLE 2.

Recommended Eye Protectors for Selected Sports

SportMinimal Eye ProtectorComment
Baseball/softball (youth batter and base runner)ASTM standard F910Face guard attached to helmet
Baseball/softball (fielder)ASTM standard F803 for baseballASTM specifies age ranges
BasketballASTM standard F803 for basketballASTM specifies age ranges
BicyclingHelmet plus streetwear/fashion eyewear
BoxingNone available; not permitted in the sportContraindicated for functionally 1-eyed athletes
FencingProtector with neck bib
Field hockey (men and women)ASTM standard F803 for women’s lacrosse (goalie: full face mask)Protectors that pass for women’s lacrosse also pass for field hockey
FootballPolycarbonate eye shield attached to helmet-mounted wire face mask
Full-contact martial artsNone available; not permitted in the sportContraindicated for functionally 1-eyed athletes
Ice hockeyASTM standard F513 face mask on helmet (goaltenders: ASTM standard F1587)HECC OR CSA certified Full-face shield
Lacrosse (men)Face mask attached to lacrosse helmet
Lacrosse (women)ASTM standard F803 for women’s lacrosseShould have option to wear helmet
PaintballASTM standard F1776 for paintball
Racquet sports (badminton, tennis, paddle tennis, handball, squash, and racquetball)ASTM standard F803 for selected sport
SoccerASTM standard F803 for selected sport
Street hockeyASTM standard 513 face mask on helmetMust be HECC or CSA certified
Track and fieldStreetwear with polycarbonate lenses/fashion eyewear*
Water polo/swimmingSwim goggles with polycarbonate lenses
WrestlingNo standard availableCustom protective eyewear can be made
  • * Eyewear that passes ASTM standard F803 is safer than streetwear eyewear for all sports activities with impact potential.