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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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TheMarshmallowMan    

Was there really a need to show this?

626 days ago
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If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Holy crap that's brutal.

626 days ago
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Gretel    

Oh boy, that's going to leave a scar.

626 days ago
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Jay W.     

And I was about to have a piece of Cherry Pie. Thanks.

626 days ago
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MIKE    

It looks more like the glasses caused the damage.

626 days ago
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hallehater    

If there was ever a time to put a warning before showing a picture, this is the time. I am reading this during my lunch break, I have a weak stomach and I would has liked to had the opportunity to actually choose whether or not I want to see this grossness.

626 days ago
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Pittslady    

Looks like that is gonna be hurtin for a while?

626 days ago
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CLINT    

OOOUUUCCCHHH!!!

626 days ago
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Majestik    

Bout damn time you dumbasses. At least anyone else viewing this now has a choice. SHEESH.

626 days ago
10.

Wicked Witch    

Ouch! Are they sure their glasses didn't gash open his eye brow instead? I've seen people get a volleyball slammed in the eye and all they got was a black eye.

626 days ago
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orteilos flugante    

the eye may still work some but it will allways be damaged as will the nerves in her face and damages to her breathing.The eye will harden do to the truma and inlarge very painful she may have to have it drained inside the eye ball itself plus many surgicals

626 days ago
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hi    

This is publicity for the co. and her husband tried to kill her

626 days ago
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orteilos flugante    

cut cut cut sew sew sew put in a drain tube and inject some antibodys ice ice ice station zebra it until it srinks than it will hurt like hilly for about 30 years and she will be meaner than a hornet fo life

626 days ago
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orteilos flugante    

nows she`s a hlaf face harvey type

626 days ago
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EastCoastChopper    

This chick better never go fly fishing with this dolt !

Anyway...All quality sunglasses are made by the same company in Italy...I saw it on 60 minutes...

626 days ago
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