https://www.bigsoccer.com/forum/showthread.php?t=346541&highlight=glasses 15 months ago (in the thread copied above) +90% of the contributors to this thread on glasses stated that they would allow players with "street" glasses to play. Recently, in the "Ask the Ref" forum, Gil Weber's self-discribed "rant" argues that referees should only allow "sports" glasses, while the two other contributors seem sympathetic to that position. As I stated 15 months ago, I allow players to play with street glasses, as do the vast majority of referees. I don't want to rehash the safety arguments right now (although feel free if you want to). The problem that I see is that this issue arises very frequently, probably in over 75% of my youth games. If referees are inconsistent on this issue, it will get people very aggravated at referees in general, and have other bad effects. It seems to me that this everyday issue is not a good issue to leave to the discretion of individual referees. The risks poised by wearing (or not wearing) street glasses are pretty much the same for every player, and do not require individual consideration. I understand that AYSO, to their credit, has given binding guidance to their referees to allow street glasses. I think that USSF and/or state organizations should also come out with definitive guidance so that this problem is not dumped in the lap of the individual referees. The current USSF non-position seems to leave referees on the hook if something bad happens, makes referees the brunt of abuse if they decide to bar a player with glasses, and leaves coaches, parents and players at the mercy of a referee's seemingly arbitrary decisions.