Our eyewear is ASTM F803 – this is on the back of the eyewear packaging.

What is ASTM F803?

ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) F803 is the safety standard for sports eyewear. When put to the test, the glasses can survive forces from projectiles that are fired at speeds of up to 90 mph and range in size from 40 to 65.1mm.

This safety standard protects athletes or wearer against severe eye injuries from the majority of high-impact sports and activities, such as basketball, baseball, football, tennis, racquetball, squash, and others.

Make sure the eyewear you select for sports has the ASTM F803 mark on it so you can be confident it has been tested and is compliant with the ASTM F803 impact standard.

As mentioned, everyday glasses are not built for sports so looking for ASTM F803 stamped glasses or goggles is very important. This video will show the moment of impact between a ball & everyday eyeglasses and just how important this standard is.


What is the ASTM F803 impact resistance standard?

For glasses to meet the ASTM F803 standard, they need to pass a high velocity impact resistance test, where the glasses need to withstand forces from projectiles that are sized between 40 and 65.1 mm and fire at speeds of up to 90 mph.



What is ANSI Z87?

ANSI (American National Standards Institute) Z87 is the occupational standard for workplace safety.
For safety eyewear to pass the basic Z87 standard, it must pass the ball drop test. This test involves a steel ball (that is one inch in diameter and weighing roughly 2.4oz) being dropped from a test height of 50 inches. For eyewear to pass, the lens and frames must remain intact.
But what about if there's a “+” next to the Z87 marking? Z87+ means that the eyewear meets a higher impact standard and goes through a much tougher set of tests than Z87...high mass/high velocity are the next two tests.
This standard indicates that eyewear provides wearers with protection against hazards such as impact, heat, chemicals or liquid splash, dust, and radiation.