Position Statement on Eye Protection in Women's Lacrosse
(Adopted: May, 2003)
After a substantial information-gathering process and a comprehensive review of the available literature, the US Lacrosse Sports Science & Safety Committee recommends the following as of May 21, 2003 with respect to the use of protective eyewear in women’s lacrosse to minimize the risk of catastrophic eye injury:
- Adoption of eyewear protection meeting current ASTM lacrosse standards for mandatory use at the youth, scholastic and collegiate levels in the 2004 season, subject to product availability;
- Highly suggested use of eyewear protection meeting current ASTM lacrosse standards at the post collegiate level;
- The encouragement of continued development of more efficacious protective eyewear; and
- Continued research, discussion, and continual reassessment of the most effective educational, administrative, and equipment interventions to decrease the risk of head/face/eye injuries in lacrosse.