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Our Shades SAVED Pro Volleyballer's Eyeball

12/13/2012 1:07 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Pro volleyball player Morgan Miller -- wife of Olympic skier Bode Miller -- would've lost her eye if not for the special sunglasses she was wearing ... when her husband whacked a golf ball into her face at 160 mph ... so says the sunglasses manufacturer.

Morgan tweeted about the accident soon after it happened yesterday -- posting the gnarly photo along with a brief explanation -- claiming she and Bode were out golfing (somewhere) and he nailed her right in the peeper ... HARD.

While she was holed up in the hospital, Morgan also thanked the sunglasses manufacturer -- a company called Kaenon -- for making the shades that saved her eye.

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But a rep for Kaenon says the company's not surprised the glasses came in handy -- telling TMZ, "While accidents like this are rare, it was for this exact reason that we set out to create the SR-91 polarized lenses we did."

The SR-91 lenses are advertised as being the only "impact-resistant" sports performance sunglasses on the market.

Thanks to the shades, Morgan says she "only got 50+ stitches instead of losing my eye."

The Kaenon rep adds, "Our thoughts and best wishes for a full and speedy recovery go out to Morgan and can't wait to see her blocking shots at the net again real soon."

Shouldn't take too long ... Morgan says she's already getting feeling back in her face. Baby steps.

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16.

kass    

Wow! Poor girl probably didn't know what hit her. That's the kind of pain that takes your breath away and makes you sick to your stomach. Really could of been alot worse Get well soon!

493 days ago
17.

lovehandles    

When the money shot goes wrong. Leave it the pros

493 days ago
18.

RyRY    

Just a game Focker..

493 days ago
19.

That Pop Life..yeah..    

That's much better TMZ,thanks you guys....

493 days ago
20.

RedStyx    

Nobody said it yet?...... Its all fun and games till someone looses an eye......

493 days ago
21.

MAX    

hHAHAHA YOU GUYS ARE A TRIP, YOU CANT SHOW A LITTLE CUT EYE BUT YOU CAN SHOW KARDASHIANS CAMEL TOE 100 TIMES A WEEK AND THE REST OF THE SKANKY SLUGS YOU HAVE HERE LIKE LOHAN AND THE OTHER PRIME HOLLYWOOD ELITE

493 days ago
22.

RedStyx    

Won't let me click to remove censor bar from mobil device......

493 days ago
23.

Mike    

This exact thing happened to me almost exactly a year ago, December 22nd. I unfortunately wasn't wearing any glasses and lost my eye. The pain was excruciating.. Hoping for a quick recovery and best wishes

493 days ago
24.

OH NO!    

DERP!

493 days ago
25.

Shazzy    

Thank God for Kaenon Sunglasses - my grandfather lost his eye from a golfing accident.

493 days ago
26.

Eric    

Golf is a stupid game.

493 days ago
27.

Made it Past 27    

Gabriel's pic was way worse....Yet We had to click bc of graphic matter for THIS pic?

493 days ago
28.

ғυтυяεм ♀    

I'm not even going to click on the "reveal" line..ouch.

493 days ago
29.

Mike Jones    

you shouldnt wear polarized glasses while golfing. Effects the depth perception.

493 days ago
30.

Gross    

WTF?? Seriously? Showing this without a warning?? TMZ, you are disgusting.

493 days ago
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