US Lacrosse has changed the requirements for goggles for the 2017 season.
Effective January 1, 2017, girls eyewear must meet ASTM Standard 3077 to be deemed legal for play. Previously, eyewear that met either the ASTM Standard 803 or 3077 have been allowed. Please see the link below for a list of eyewear that meets the current standard:
WHY was this change implemented? The eyewear standard change was announced several years ago and has been in the rulebook for a couple years to help phase in the implementation. It is not uncommon for ASTM to update its standards after several years. The long implementation is common for equipment changes and something US Lacrosse works with the NFHS to phase in in order to not create a budget impact.
In this particular instance, the 3077 standard reflects two changes. One, the 803 standard was not sport specific so for example, a consumer could mistakenly get eyewear that met 803 but not for lacrosse. Secondly, the testing protocol was changed specific to our sport and arguably to better test for the sport and safe play. Most manufacturers have taken their current products and had them retested to the standard. US Lacrosse recommends that you reach out to the specific manufacturer of your goggles if your model is not listed and see if they have plans to retest.