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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.

23 COMMENTS

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Otto    

Anyone that does not know rule #1 in golfing: Stand diagonally behind the one that is hitting will get hit eventually. If she was standing behind Bode, then the guy has a really mean backswing.

642 days ago
17.

Gee    

Poor baby

642 days ago
18.

spectator72    

Oh I wish her well and speedy recovery

642 days ago
19.

Rebecca    

OUCH!!!! I'd be beating up my husband if that happened to me. smh poor lady. Her husband better take care of her and wait on her hand and foot.

642 days ago
20.

Eric    

oakleys are better

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40OnH9LceAI

641 days ago
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