A Football Visors

A Football Visors

Football Visors

Before the days of tight conference and cup play, football being played in the UK used horned helmets. Here is a detailed chart of how the UK's football helmets evolved.


All visors are made curved in order to cover the entire eye area, shielding it from injury and light. Other well-known brands of eyeshields include Nike, Under Armour. To provide a clear view, most eyeshields are wrapped. Another way of providing a clear view to players is using APVX material, which also makes the lens less likely to crack. A shock dampening attachment reduces damage to the eyewear, making it strong and able to withstand hard impact. Most eyeshields are created universal so they can fit almost all helmets and do not require special tools to install. Most tinted visors come in 20,45, and 60 percent.[6] Polarized tints block different UVA, UVC, and UVB rays and harmful blue lights. Eyeshields come in a variety of shades: amber, blue, metallic silver and golds, black, polarized and even rainbow.

pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov)Tinted football visors can also hide a player's eyes from his opponent, so that he does not know where the player is looking. While this can provide an advantage on the field, it also poses a safety risk. If a player is injured or knocked out, the person providing first aid needs to be able to see the players eyes to properly assess his condition. Because of this problem, the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the National Federation of State High School Football Associations have banned tinted visors. (Source: healthyliving.azcentral.com)


Even though we have discussed benefits of both clear and tinted visors, tinted visors are not allowed in youth football regardless of the circumstances. We discussed how not seeing someone’s eyes can be a competitive advantage for a tinted visor, but not seeing someone’s eyes from a safety standpoint is a major concern. One way to determine concussion symptoms is to examine the eyes. If the pupils are larger than normal or each pupil is a different size it can indicate a concussion. With a tinted visor, even by shining a light, you wouldn’t be able to see the pupils. You would never want to just remove a helmet, if a player has a possible head injury, because it could be neck related, and cause further damage.

Keep your head up. Do not butt, ram, spear or strike an opponent with any part of the helmet or faceguard. This is a violation of football rules and may cause you to suffer severe brain or neck injury, including paralysis or death and possible injury to your opponent. Contact in football may result in Concussion/Brain Injury which no helmet can prevent. Symptoms include loss of consciousness or memory, dizziness, headache, nausea or confusion. If you have symptoms, immediately stop and report them to your coach, trainer and parents. Do not return to a game or contact until all symptoms are gone and you receive medical clearance. Ignoring this warning may lead to another and more serious or fatal brain injury. (Source: www.schuttsports.com)



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