All junior players in Ontario must wear protective eyewear meeting the ASTM F803 standard whenever there are more than two players on the same court, at all Badminton Ontario sanctioned events. Badminton Ontario strongly recommends that all players wear protective eyewear meeting the ASTM F803 standard whenever on court. Protective Goggles must be worn over top of prescription glasses to fully protect the eyes.
CMAJ Article on Eye Protection: Traumatic hyphema in a 13-year-old girl: eye protection regulation in badminton is needed
Article Key Notes:
- Badminton is the leading cause of racquet sports–related eye injuries in Canada, and traumatic hyphema is a common complication.
- More than half of patients with ocular injuries from badminton never regain full visual acuity.
- Ocular injury from badminton can be prevented with the use of eye protectors that meet standard F803 of the American Society for Testing and Materials.