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Our Shades SAVED Pro Volleyballer's Eyeball

12/13/2012 11:21 AM 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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CB    

Ok, if that eye looks as bad as it does what does the one with the bandage look like??

574 days ago
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Mary P    

Depending on how you look at it (no pun intended). Did the shot go directly at the lenses? Highly unlikely because the lenses would have at the least popped out. Maybe the did and that's what gashed her. Granted, it's possible it "saved" her eye - the eye is incredibly resilient in the first place, so even a handy golf shot directly to the eye ball could may have ruptured the membranes but is easily repairable. For all we know, it was the lenses/frame that caused the gash.

574 days ago
3.

Geeker    

not your typical pro-sunglasses to play sports with. he was kinda askin for it.

574 days ago
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Passion Of The Taint    

ouch!

574 days ago
5.

Fruitcake    

My husband was hit in the eye with a shovel this summer while working. His safety sunglasses also saved his eye. He had similar injuries from the impact of the glasses, but his eye healed completely, with only a little scarring from the cut. Wear good eye protection!

574 days ago
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Wobbles    

I call BS. Golf ball? Really? I'm betting this is their "we kissed and made up afterword" explanation of some domestic violence.

574 days ago
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Bobby    

Is Bodie Miller that bad of a golfer? How did this happen. Smells fishy.

574 days ago
8.

Lee    

She will be incredibly lucky if she doesn't get a hyphema. Poor girl.

574 days ago
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Marc    

Bet she gets that sammich right next time.

574 days ago
10.

Bobbie    

Chris Brown saw this and Rhianna, is that you?

574 days ago
11.

Bobbie    

Chris Brown saw this and said, Rhianna, is that you?

574 days ago
12.

PhilipMarkum    

I thought this was Gabriel Aubry.

574 days ago
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behindblondiepark@gmail.com    

Painful....That's a nasty looking cut...
A golfer has to train his swing on the practice tee, then trust it on the course.
- Dr Bob Rotella

574 days ago
14.

stwnod    

Everybody knows to stand behind the person hitting the ball..

574 days ago
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cobrazombie    

Was she holding the flag at the hole or something?

574 days ago
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