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Many types of protective eyewear are available. Lenses in the eyewear
come in a variety of thicknesses. The thickness of lenses you need to wear
depend on your activities and any eye conditions you have.
The lenses in these glasses or goggles should be made from
polycarbonate. These lenses can be prescription or nonprescription. Safety
goggles may be worn over regular eyeglasses. Face shield and helmet
combinations are available that can be used in contact sports.
People with only one functional eye should wear sports eye protectors
under their sport face mask (such as a football helmet) for added
Current as of:
November 3, 2013
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
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