ASTM WK48194

    New Specification for Eye Protectors for Racket Sports (Racquetball, Squash, Tennis)

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    Developed by Subcommittee: F08.57 | Committee F08 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers eye protectors, designed for use by players of racket sports (racquetball, squash, tennis), that minimize or significantly reduce injury to the eye and adnexa due to impact and penetration by racket-sport rackets and balls., Protective eyewear offers protection only to the eyes and does not protect other parts of the head. 1.2 Protectors are divided into three types depending on their design characteristics. 1.3 This specification applies to eye protectors for use by wearers of corrective lenses and also by those players who do not require prescription eyewear. (WarningPolycarbonate or Trivex spectacle lenses should be used if spectacles are worn under protective eyewear.) 1.4 In this standard, the use of the words shall or must indicates a mandatory requirement. The word should indicates a recommendation. 1.5 Failure of the product occurs when the protector is unable to meet the general, mechanical, and optical (if applicable) requirements of the standard.


    ball; eye protection, racket

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    James Archibald


    COS (19-06)

    Ballot Item Approved as F3164-2019 and Pending Publication