The Summer Olympics start soon, and athletes are rigorously training! A number of sports stars have chosen to have corrective eye surgery such as LASIK, but many still wear glasses or goggles to correct their eyesight and protect their eyes. Check out the stars below…
Amar’e Stoudmire…NBA power forward and center for the NY Knicks. He actually had a retinal injury during a game and now wears protective eyewear.
Horace Grant…another power forward and center who played for the Bulls and Lakers. He wore prescription correction during play.
Our very own Josh Hamilton…outfielder and home run king for the Texas Rangers, wears sunglasses often during games. He seems to prefer Oakleys with a mirror tint. He also has been known to sport “eye black” (black marks or stickers just under the eyes) to reduce glare from the sunlight or stadium lights.
Ron Washington…Manager of our Texas Rangers, wears glasses during the game for prescription correction. For the past few seasons, he has worn the Adidas Ambition, which bears his team colors! (These frames are actually available at Eagle Mountain Family Eye Care as well!)
Edgar Davis…retired Dutch soccer star, relied on prescription glasses to correct his vision while on the pitch.
Michael Phelps…16 time Olympic medalist and swimming sensation, relies on prescription goggles so he knows where to start his flip turn at the wall. He has mild astigmatism and myopia.
Eric Dickerson…SMU Alum and former NFL Running Back, wore prescription goggles under his helmet while on the field.
TRACK AND FIELD
Ato Boldon, 4-time Olympic medalist, and Dayron Robles, Gold Medalist in the hurdles, both wear glasses/sports goggles to correct their vision while competing.
Be sure your vision is in top shape for your game! Book your eye exam before the summer rush! We care for your complete eye health and vision needs. Visit us at www.eaglemountainfamilyeyecare.com, on Facebook, and on Twitter! Call our office today at 817-237-7153 to schedule your appointment!