|Baseball||Polycarbonate face guard or other certified safe protection attached to the helmet for batting and base running; sports goggles with polycarbonate lensesa for fielding|
|Basketball||Sports goggles with polycarbonate lensesa|
|Bicycling (LER)b||Sturdy street-wear frames with polycarbonate or CR-39 lenses|
|Boxing||None is available|
|Field hockey (both sexes)||Goalie: full-face mask; all others: sports goggles with polycarbonate lensesa|
|Football||Polycarbonate shield on helmet|
|Full-contact martial arts||Not allowed|
|Handball||Sports goggles with polycarbonate lensesa|
|Ice hockey||Helmet and full-face protection|
|Lacrosse (female)||Should at least wear sports goggles with polycarbonate lenses and have option to wear helmet and full-face protection|
|Lacrosse (male)||Helmet and full-face protection required|
|Racquetball||Sports goggles with polycarbonate lensesa|
|Soccer||Sports goggles with polycarbonate lensesa|
|Softball||Polycarbonate face guard on a helmet for batting and base running; sports goggles with polycarbonate lensesa for fielding|
|Squash||Sports goggles with polycarbonate lensesa (U.S. Squash, 2016)|
|Street hockey||Sports goggles with polycarbonate lensesa; goalie: full face cagec|
|Swimming and pool sports||Swim goggles recommended|
|Tennis: singles||Sturdy street-wear frames with polycarbonate lenses|
|Track and field (LER)a||Sturdy street-wear frames with polycarbonate or CR-39 lenses|
|Water polo||Swim goggles with polycarbonate lensesa|
|Wrestling||None is available|
NOTE: a Goggles without lenses are not effective.
b For sports in which face masks or helmets with eye protection are worn, functionally one-eyed athletes and those with previous eye trauma or surgery for whom their ophthalmologists recommend eye protection must also wear sports goggles with polycarbonate lenses to ensure protection.
c A street hockey ball can penetrate into a molded goalie mask and injure an eye.
LER = low eye risk.
SOURCES: Reproduced with permission from AAP, 2004.
AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics). 2004. The National Eye Institute. Finding the right eye protection. Pediatrics 113(3):619–622. https://nei.nih.gov/sports/findingprotection (accessed September 23, 2015).
U.S. Squash. 2016. Protective eyewear. https://www.ussquash.com/officiate/protective-eyewear (accessed May 18, 2016).