Yeah its happened before and yeah probably sunglasses (or clear lenses for those that don't want to wear tinted lenses) would work. Standing up to the stumps, even to a spinner, without a lid is dangerous business. As a former keeper, I've done it a lot and very rarely wore a lid. But besides balls, stumps, and bails hitting you, you could also be hit by the bat, and I've seen that happen, this year in fact. Had he been wearing a lid, it may not have happened, but then that would depend on the angle the bail hit him in eye. But then a bail in the eye is extremely rare. I don't think its necessary to legislate for this. If keepers don't wanna wear a lid or protective eye wear, then that's up to them. The upside from not wearing a lid is that it keeps you on your toes and I find it helps me focus more, which is why I've never worn one keeping or batting. And if you are afraid to be standing up, you shouldn't be doing it.
Still, it is a tragic end to Boucher's career, although this was his last tour anyway as he was to retire at the end of it. I just hope his eye heals so he can have a normal life after retirement.
"Yous guys talk a lotta shit. I'm much more smarter than all a yous." - Samurai Jerk after being owned by the Let's Japan crew.