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Our Youth Force™ Sport Protective Eyewear meets the stringent ASTM F803 standard. To pass the High Velocity Impact Resistance test, the eyewear must withstand projectiles sized from 40 mm to 65.1 mm fired at a rate of 90 mph. The F803 standard tests the strength of the frame and the strength and clarity of the lenses. Youth Force™ styles are tested to the plano and prescription eyewear classification. Youth Force™ styles pass ASTM F803 testing for Soccer, Basketball, Racquetball, Squash, Badminton, Paddle Ball, Tennis and Handball.
Eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness in children in the United States and most injuries occurring in school-aged children are sports-related. 41% of all emergency room visits for children age 11-14 and 20% of all visits for children age 5-9 are from sports equipment injuries. Children under age 15 account for 43% of all sports and recreational eye injuries. Ordinary prescription glasses, contact lenses, and sunglasses do not protect against eye injuries.