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emmanuel
01-29-2010, 04:43 PM
Hello,
I am looking for tennis glasses to protect my eyes to eventually impacts.
This one has ASTM F803 impact standards.

http://www.sporteyes.biz/Eyewear-by-Sport/Eyewear-for-Tennis-Racquet-Sports/Hilco-Phoenix-p103.html

What do you think?
Thanks a lot,
E.

Marshredder
01-29-2010, 05:05 PM
You dont need tennis glasses. Dont be silly.

OHBH
01-29-2010, 05:09 PM
You dont need tennis glasses. Dont be silly.

^^^^^ AGREED. your eyes will be just fine.

Solid MD
01-29-2010, 05:15 PM
Have you ever been hit by a tennis ball in the eye? There's a very small chance of that happening, really.

Mazilla2219
01-29-2010, 05:28 PM
Go buy some racquetball glasses if you are really that worried about getting hit accidentally.

tennis005
01-29-2010, 05:59 PM
Usually the only time that a ball could potentially hit your eye is while at net. I suggest you keep the racket in front of you so you can quickly block anything coming your way.

EcoRick
01-29-2010, 06:52 PM
I think you'd get hurt more from the glasses ripping your nose off. I agree with the others to move back and protect yourself if you're realy concerned about getting hit.

jswinf
01-29-2010, 07:10 PM
I think if you'd feel safer wearing protective glasses you should do it. Serious eye injuries in tennis aren't common, but they're not impossible either. If someone wearing sports glasses gets hit hard enough that the frame damages the skin, you can assume that an impact that hard would have done more damage if the glasses hadn't absorbed most of it. The product you're considering looks reasonable and reasonably priced--I wouldn't spend 200 bucks for a pair.

Some guys don't wear seat belts, either.

emmanuel
01-30-2010, 05:26 AM
Have you ever been hit by a tennis ball in the eye? There's a very small chance of that happening, really.

Yes I have.
But the worst, I have seen very dangerous accidents happening to
another people...
So, what am I waiting to protect my only 2 eyes?
Thanks for your recommendations.

ASTM F803 - 03 Standard Specification for Eye Protectors For Selected Sports

This specification covers eye protectors, designed for use by players of racket sports, women's lacrosse, field hockey, basketball, baseball, and soccer that minimize or significantly reduce injury to the eye and adnexa due to impact and penetration by racket-sport rackets and balls, women's lacrosse and field hockey sticks and balls, baseballs, soccer balls, hands, elbows, and fingers. Protective eyewear offers protection only to the eyes and does not protect other parts of the head. Protectors are divided into four types depending on their design characteristics as follows: Type I—A protector with the lens or lenses and frame frontpiece molded as one unit. Frame temples or other devices, such as straps, to affix the lens/frontpiece may be separate pieces; Type II—A protector with a single lens or lenses, either plano or prescription, mounted in a frame that was manufactured as a separate unit; Type III—A protector without a lens; and Type IV—A full or partial face shield. Materials shall be tested using optical tests such as field of view, optical quality, luminous transmittance, prismatic deviation measurements, haze, refractive power measurements, surface imperfections and internal defects, and alternate optical tests; and mechanical tests such as high velocity impact resistance, and projectile simulator test. In addition, the individual grades shall conform to the general, and performance requirements.

This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

1. Scope

1.1 This specification covers eye protectors, designed for use by players of racket sports, women's lacrosse, field hockey, basketball, and baseball that minimize or significantly reduce injury to the eye and adnexa due to impact and penetration by racket-sport rackets and balls, women's lacrosse and field hockey sticks and balls, baseballs, and hands, elbows, and fingers. Protective eyewear offers protection only to the eyes and does not protect other parts of the head.

1.2 Protectors are divided into four 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.

Note 1—Warning Polycarbonate 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 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.

1.6 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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Tina
02-01-2010, 04:01 PM
Yes I have.
But the worst, I have seen very dangerous accidents happening to
another people...
So, what am I waiting to protect my only 2 eyes?
Thanks for your recommendations.

ASTM F803 - 03 Standard Specification for Eye Protectors For Selected Sports

This specification covers eye protectors, designed for use by players of racket sports, women's lacrosse, field hockey, basketball, baseball, and soccer that minimize or significantly reduce injury to the eye and adnexa due to impact and penetration by racket-sport rackets and balls, women's lacrosse and field hockey sticks and balls, baseballs, soccer balls, hands, elbows, and fingers. Protective eyewear offers protection only to the eyes and does not protect other parts of the head. Protectors are divided into four types depending on their design characteristics as follows: Type IA protector with the lens or lenses and frame frontpiece molded as one unit. Frame temples or other devices, such as straps, to affix the lens/frontpiece may be separate pieces; Type IIA protector with a single lens or lenses, either plano or prescription, mounted in a frame that was manufactured as a separate unit; Type IIIA protector without a lens; and Type IVA full or partial face shield. Materials shall be tested using optical tests such as field of view, optical quality, luminous transmittance, prismatic deviation measurements, haze, refractive power measurements, surface imperfections and internal defects, and alternate optical tests; and mechanical tests such as high velocity impact resistance, and projectile simulator test. In addition, the individual grades shall conform to the general, and performance requirements.

This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

1. Scope

1.1 This specification covers eye protectors, designed for use by players of racket sports, women's lacrosse, field hockey, basketball, and baseball that minimize or significantly reduce injury to the eye and adnexa due to impact and penetration by racket-sport rackets and balls, women's lacrosse and field hockey sticks and balls, baseballs, and hands, elbows, and fingers. Protective eyewear offers protection only to the eyes and does not protect other parts of the head.

1.2 Protectors are divided into four 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.

Note 1Warning Polycarbonate 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 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.

1.6 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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

I am wearing the glasses all the time. I am save!!

charliefedererer
02-02-2010, 05:22 PM
These look fine as protection.
I suspect even the clear ones will block 99% of ultraviolet rays.

I wear Bolle sunglasses with shatterproof interchangable polycarbonate lenses. I like the polarized sandstone best for outdoor tennis as it provides great contrast and reduces glare without being too dark. You may want to look into these if you play a lot outside where glare is a problem: http://www.opticsplanet.net/bolle-actionsport-vigilante.html
You can even get vision correction: http://www.opticsplanet.net/bolle-action-sport-vigilante-parole-rx-sos-adapter-cr-39-clear-lens.html

Tennis_Monk
02-02-2010, 05:38 PM
Save the $$$$ or give them as donation to your favorite charity (redcross, Unicef, etc). No real use with those so called tennis glasses.

Last time i was at Miami Open, some stores were selling them and a friend of mine bought it. I tried it and as far as i am concerned, it is BS!

emmanuel
02-03-2010, 02:18 PM
These look fine as protection.
I suspect even the clear ones will block 99% of ultraviolet rays.

I wear Bolle sunglasses with shatterproof interchangable polycarbonate lenses. I like the polarized sandstone best for outdoor tennis as it provides great contrast and reduces glare without being too dark. You may want to look into these if you play a lot outside where glare is a problem: http://www.opticsplanet.net/bolle-actionsport-vigilante.html
You can even get vision correction: http://www.opticsplanet.net/bolle-action-sport-vigilante-parole-rx-sos-adapter-cr-39-clear-lens.html

Thanks a lot Charliefedererer for your useful and precise answer.

PBODY99
02-04-2010, 11:56 AM
I wear Bolle's, I don't use the CompVision lens that the company pushes for tennis, but they have save me from injury on more than one occasion. If you don't need the RX adapter, go to any Bike store and shop for frames. They tend to meet the standard and you have a wider selection of both fit and price points.