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Protective Eyewear – When did it all come about…

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Eye protection has always been at the frontier of sports gear. Even today,  you see it in nearly every sport, even in some of the sports that do not require it. From early on sports started using protective eyewear, long before most people think. Here are some of the sports and the dates that protective eyewear was implemented:

 

  • Fencing — Mask (1200 B.C.)
  • Baseball — Catcher’s Mask (1877)
  • Skiing/Snowboarding — Goggles (1965)
  • Basketball — Goggles (1968)
  • Motor Racing — Full-Face Crash Helmet (1968)
  • Hockey — Protective Visor (1973)
  • Football — Protective Visor (1984)
  • Racquetball — Goggles (1995)
  • Soccer — Goggles (1999)
  • Lacrosse — Goggles (2005)
  • Field Hockey — Goggles (2011)
  • Squash — Goggles (2012) 




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