ASTM F3164 - 19

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

    Active Standard ASTM F3164 | Developed by Subcommittee: F08.57

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.07


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    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. (Warning—Polycarbonate 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.

    1.6 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only. Metric units of measurement in this specification are in accordance with the International System of Units (SI). If a value for measurement as given in this specification is followed by an equivalent value in other units, the first stated is to be regarded as the requirement. A given equivalent value may be approximate.

    1.7 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test methods portions, Sections 9 – 11, of this specification: This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    1.8 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D1003 Test Method for Haze and Luminous Transmittance of Transparent Plastics

    F1776 Specification for Eye Protective Devices for Paintball Sports


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 13.340.20 (Head protective equipment)

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    DOI: 10.1520/F3164-19

    Citation Format

    ASTM F3164-19, Standard Specification for Eye Protectors for Racket Sports (Racquetball, Squash, Tennis), ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2019, www.astm.org

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