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Sports Eyewear

Street Eyewear Outlawed on the Playing Fields of New Jersey

In July 2006, children in NJ who participate in certain sports and need corrective lenses will be required to wear sports protective eyewear.

  • This law effects children birth to 12th grade
  • Sports include — racquetball, squash, tennis, women’s lacrosse, basketball, women’s field hockey, badminton, paddleball, soccer, volleyball, baseball or softball, sponsored by a school, community or government agency
  • This law effects children who wear prescription glasses
  • This law does not effect children that do not wear prescription glasses or children who wear contact lenses
  • This law simply outlaws "street eyewear", or regular standard glasses, from the playing fields
  • Protect your eyes during sports. Every 13 minutes a person in the United States goes to an emergency room with a sports related eye injury and 90% are preventable according to Prevent Blindness America
  • This law was developed by the Coalition to Prevent Sports Eye Injuries at
  • View the law online :

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