Rec Specs Eyewear
Rec Specs has been the leader in the growing national movement promoting eye safety during scholastic and recreational sports. Introduced in 1978 as the first Rx-able protective sports eyewear, today over 20,000 eyecare professionals in the USA and the world, rely on Rec Specs when it comes to providing the best possible protective sports eyewear to both children and adults.
The impact of a ball or other equipment as well as an opponent's hands and elbows pose a threat to an athlete's visual safety. According to a 2001 report by Prevent Blindness of America, there are approximately over 38,000
sports-related eye injuries requiring costly emergency room care. This number could potentially skyrocket when you consider the treatment of eye injuries in a private practitioners office. As sports participation statistics continue to climb, and newly identified "extreme" sports gain in popularity, the number of athletes who fall victim to eye injuries has the potential to grow at alarming rates. School-aged competitors are particularly prone to eye injuries since their athletic skills (hand-eye coordination, balance, reaction time, and speed) are still being developed. However, regardless of an individual's age or skill level, every athlete's eyes are targets for injury. Under most circumstances, at least 90% of sports-related eye injuries are preventable with the proper use of protective sports eyewear.
You might find yourself asking, "Why should I use Rec Specs?"
Rec Specs is the world's leading brand of high quality protective eyewear designed specifically for sporting applications. Most Rec Specs are tested to withstand the ASTM F803 impact resistant standards for racquetball, basketball, handball, squash, paddleball, and tennis when fitted with 3 mm polycarbonate lenses. Other Rec Specs designs provide use during activities in the water for things like swimming and jet skiing: to winter sports like skiing and snowboarding. Please refer to our descriptions below to find the correct model for you and the standards for the particular sport it is approved for.