With all the attention being paid to concussions and joint injuries in football, it’s easy to overlook the importance of eye protection. While helmets and faceguards are much improved these days, they don’t always provide the protection needed to prevent eye injuries, especially when it comes to contact sports.
Everything from finger pokes to penalty flags have caused season-ending eye injuries to football players. The late Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Orlando Brown missed three seasons due to partial blindness when a referee inadvertently hit him in the eye with penalty flag—despite Brown wearing a traditional face guard.
San Diego Chargers defensive guard DJ Fluker kept playing in spite of a bug bite to his right eye that caused it to swell shut. Good thing he wasn’t a quarterback or receiver!
That’s why players like Georgia Bulldogs kicker Rodrigo Blankenship aren’t taking any chances with their vision. He wears Morpheus II Street adult protective eyewear from the Liberty Sports Rec Specs Collection.
Morpheus II Rec Specs Protect Eyes during Contact Sports
Morpheus II Rec Specs are unisex-designed eyeglasses with lenses that meet or exceed ASTM F803 impact resistance for several sports. They feature a dramatic two-tone color treatment with coordinated temple and bridge padding for comfort and fit. Their patented eye rim and lens curve design allow a wide range of prescription lenses. The Morpheus II comes with an adjustable strap to keep it in place during the bumps and jolts of contact sports.
Sport Shift for Kids in Multiple Sports
Younger players don’t usually stick to a single sport and don’t like keeping track of multiple pairs of glasses, so our new Sport Shift Style is designed especially for them. Sport Shift features a unique interchangeable goggle and temple allowing you to ‘shift’ into the best fitting frame for that sport. Like the Morpheus II frames, Sport Shift is ASTM F803 impact rated for several sports, and their design makes them cool enough for everyday wear.
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Helmet Spex Offer Comfort and Protection
Both the Morpheus II and Street Series share comfortable padding and come with matching microfiber cleaning cloths and rugged aluminum cases. They fit comfortably under helmets and stay in place, especially when worn along with the Rec Specs Skull Cap.
Helmet Spex are designed for those who prefer a goggle fit for youth sports that require a helmet. Features include soft rubber end pieces that mold to the face for additional cushioning, an adjustable strap that contours over the ears, and venting in the eye-rim for increased airflow. Helmet Spex include a skull cap that must be worn over the goggle and under the helmet to keep the goggle in place.
Remember, not all eyewear is protective eyewear. Liberty Sport frames and lenses are specifically designed to protect against impact and tested to meet or exceed the strictest ASTM F803 standards. And they’ll handle any prescription, too.