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Question Number: 6269


Daryoush Irani of Manila, Philippines asks...

Gentleman,i have been appointed as chairman of referees cometee .I would like to know what is the eyesight required for a referee (could he wear glasses?) Thank you

Answer provided by Referee Chuck Fleischer

The only place I have seen a requirement for specific eyesight is on the Football Association Website. They asked for a referee to be able to read a license tag at 25M. I can't find it there today but it is a good idea a referee be able to see enough of what is out there to keep the players safe. The shoe lace untied on the other side of the pitch, jewellery on a substitute that wants to enter. The hole in a goal net that needs repair. Wearing corrective eyewear should be allowed, and the wearer should have enough sense to wear shatter proof lenses...Regards,

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Answer provided by Referee Gary Sebalja

even with glasses on they are considered blind :-P Glasses not a problem so long as they are secure on the face. don't won't to break them and then became blind.

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