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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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31.

abbey1971    

WTF??? was she standing in front him on the tee box? An explanation as to how this occured would make the story much more interesting.

616 days ago
32.

trish    

Well this is not correct. ALL sport Sunglasses by law must have "impact Resistant lenses" also known as Polycarbonate lenses. Im a licensed professional with ABO and NCLE licenses. If she was wearing Oakley, Rayban, Maui Jim or Spy optics sunglasses they all would have saved her eye! Dont let this one sunglass company convince you they are the only ones. Its bull

616 days ago
33.

Truth    

YAAAWWWN!!!! DID KAENON PAY HARVEY TO RUN THIS INFOMERCIAL, ER... PR PIECE??? NICCCE FREE (OR PAID) ADVERTISING... #TRUTH!!

616 days ago
34.

trish    

Well this is not correct. ALL sport Sunglasses by law must have "impact Resistant lenses" also known as Polycarbonate lenses. Im a licensed professional with ABO and NCLE licenses. If she was wearing Oakley, Rayban, Maui Jim or Spy optics sunglasses they all would have saved her eye! Dont let this one sunglass company convince you they are the only ones. Its bull

616 days ago
35.

w h i t e y    

Can't view on mobile

616 days ago
36.

Tweeder    

Damn lady tees

616 days ago
37.

Cheetara    

So you won't show a bloody eye but you will show a corpse on the street???

616 days ago
38.

ectogestator    

Darwin award nominee - this pair of geniuses (one who faces a golfer teeing off, and one who tees off while someone is facing him) must never reproduce. Taking them off the voter rolls wouldn't hurt, either.

616 days ago
39.

SSinOC    

She'll never stand anywhere in front of someone taking a golf shot again.(especially with someone with a shot like that?) Hope she heals OK?

616 days ago
40.

Good riddance!    

Boy, that's a HUGE claim about being "the only "impact-resistant" sports performance sunglasses on the market." I know these are excellent, high end sunglasses, but there are many other manufactures out there with similar claims. Oakley is probably the best know of these and the are known for designing mil-spec glasses of all types and that is why you see some many people in the military wearing them. There are others out there saving eyesight, like Wiley and others as well, but it's just awesome that Miller was wearing a quality pair of glasses that saved her eyesight!

616 days ago
41.

buzz kill    

FORE!

616 days ago
42.

JoePa Fan    

Bode was teeing off from the men's tee. On his downswing, he realized that his wife, Morgan, was teeing up on the woman's tee directly in front of him. Unable to stop his swing, he nailed it, and hit her directly in the temple. A few days later, Bode got a call from a doctor regarding his wife's examination.

Doctor: "Bode, your wife seemed to have been hit from a blunt force-trauma to the head. You said you hit a golf ball and hit her in the temple, is that correct?"

Bode: "Yes, sir, that's correct."

Doctor: "Well, inexplicably I found a golf ball wedged up her butt."

Bode: "Was it a Titleist 3?"

Doctor: "Yes, it was."

Bode: "That was my mulligan.

616 days ago
43.

Ty Webb    

Bode was teeing off from the men's tee. On his downswing, he realized that his wife, Morgan, was teeing up on the woman's tee directly in front of him. Unable to stop his swing, he nailed it, and hit her directly in the temple. A few days later, Bode got a call from a doctor regarding his wife's examination.

Doctor: "Bode, your wife seemed to have been hit from a blunt force-trauma to the head. You said you hit a golf ball and hit her in the temple, is that correct?"

Bode: "Yes, sir, that's correct."

Doctor: "Well, inexplicably I found a golf ball wedged up her butt."

Bode: "Was it a Titleist 3?"

Doctor: "Yes, it was."

Bode: "That was my mulligan.

616 days ago
44.

Mark    

My thoughts exactly, looking at the frames and the cut on her eye it fits.

616 days ago
45.

TNastyFunktown    

That literally hurts just looking at it.

616 days ago
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