Squash goggles protect your face and eyes while playing squash.
Here are some brands of squash goggles I’ve posted about on Squash Source:
There’s also a separate page for junior squash goggles.
Why Wear Squash Goggles?
You should wear squash goggles every time you play or practice squash.
Squash is played in close quarters and you don’t want a flying ball or racket to make contact with your eyes and potentially damage your eyesight.
Personally, I know two guys who have permanent eye damage from squash. So I wear goggles, because one of my favorite things to do is use my eyes to look at stuff.
The pros don’t wear goggles, but I think that’s a mistake, because even the pros get whacked in the face on occasion.
In any case, many squash facilities, squash leagues, and squash tournaments require you to wear protective eyewear on the court.
Best Squash Goggles
To get sufficient eye protection, you need goggles with polycarbonate lenses. In the US, eyewear must meet something called the ASTM-F803 standard. It’s OK to wear contact lenses as long as you wear polycarbonate lenses over them.
Regular eyeglasses and open eyeguards (with no lenses) are not safe enough to play squash with. If you wear prescription eyeglasses, you’ll need to purchase prescription squash goggles. Talk to your optician about ordering a pair of these. You can also wear squash goggles over your glasses.
Here are some additional links:
Thanks to Lawrence for finding those links.