A BUYER’S GUIDE TO EYE PROTECTION

A BUYER'S GUIDE TO EYE PROTECTION

Following are the types of sports and recommended
eyewear features you should look for when purchasing protective glasses:

Badminton:
Protective sports eyewear (goggles or glasses made with polycarbonate or Trivex lenses).

Baseball-For batting and base running:
Helmet with attached polycarbonate face shield.
For fielding:
Sports goggles or sport sunglasses with shatter-proof lenses and an attached head strap.

Basketball:
Wraparound sports goggles or glasses.

Bicycling:
Performance sunglasses with anti-fog and anti-scratch lens coatings.

Boxing:
There is no protective eyewear for boxing. Keep in mind the risks you take when stepping into the ring and make sure you get regular eye exams to check for scratched corneas (corneal abrasion) and retinal detachment.

Fencing:
Full-face protective mask made of a fine mesh of rigid metal.

Field Hockey-All players:
Sports goggles with secure head straps.
Goalies: Full helmets and face masks.

Fishing:
Polarized sunglasses with anti-reflective coating.

Football:
Polycarbonate shield attached to helmet.

Golf:
Polarized sports sunglasses.

Handball:
Sports goggles with polycarbonate or Trivex lenses.

Hunting and Shooting:
Polarized, shatter-resistant shooting glasses.

Ice Hockey:
Full-face helmet.

Lacrosse:
Form-fitting and padded face mask.

Paintball:
Full-face helmet.

Racquetball:
Sports goggles with polycarbonate or Trivex lenses.

Skiing and Snowboarding:
Ski goggles or wraparound polarized sunglasses with mirror-coated lenses.

Soccer:
Sports goggles.

Softball-For batting and base running:
Helmet with attached polycarbonate face shield.
For fielding: Sports goggles or sunglasses with shatter-proof lenses with an attached head strap.

Squash:
Sports goggles or glasses.

Street Hockey-All players:
Sports goggles with secure head straps.
Goalies: Full helmets and face masks.

Swimming and Diving:
Swim goggles and diving masks.

Track and Field:
Lightweight wraparound sport frame with polycarbonate lenses to protect against wind and debris.

Volleyball:
Sports goggles or sunglasses.

Water Polo:
Swim goggles with polycarbonate or Trivex lenses.

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