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Sunglasses Company

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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84 COMMENTS

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46.

bazing    

He wont be geting anytime soon.

586 days ago
47.

garwilly     

What the **** were those retards doing...standing in front of him while he hits the ball

586 days ago
48.

2xchamp    

Talk about a hole in one!!!

586 days ago
49.

VALERIE    

You idiots!!! Most if not all sport sunglasses are made with polycarbonate lenses which are impact resistant, actually bullet proof! Tmz...do ur homework b4 promoting a crappy company.

586 days ago
50.

w h i t e y    

There we go, no censor.. ouch. Hope she gets well soon but DANG what a hit!

586 days ago
51.

campy    

Any .79 cent piece of plastic would have saved his eyeball, but way to put a spin things!

586 days ago
52.

SoWhat    

The real question here is what the hell was she doing standing in front of someone while they were hitting a golf ball? There's much better ways to test your impact resistant sunglasses than taking a golf ball to the face!

586 days ago
53.

Saby    

She must be ditzy. Or he's a crap golfer. Or maybe Tiger Woods was banging her and Body went Elin Nordgen on her azz

586 days ago
54.

coroner    

Consistency: Bode playing golf = Bode Skiing

586 days ago
55.

NickieCharle05    

just before I looked at the check four $6364, I did not believe that my neighbour woz like realie bringing in money in there spare time at their laptop.. there neighbour had bean doing this for only 9 months and resently cleared the dept on their cottage and bought a brand new Mercedes. I went here, http://www.Fox79.com

586 days ago
56.

Michelle     

Poor gal. I'm glad she is alright. Um....my husband posting my injured face on ****ing Twitter, no!!!!! He would have looked like that after I kicked his ass!!!!!

586 days ago
57.

WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot    

EPIC FAIL OF THE DAY: Reading comprehension. A ton of you should re-read the article. U wuz wrong!

585 days ago
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