Olympic Glasses Fashion8:42 PM
The summer Olympics is perpetually one of my favorite sporting events, but this year I have had the extra dorky distraction of paying heed to all of the great glasses on display! Olympians have access to the best equipment on the market, and their sports glasses are no exception. Remember, for FDA regulations, glasses for sports must meet specific safety standards in material thickness and resistance to shatter. Safety glasses are a great idea for anyone competing in sports with a high danger of eye injury (think small balls or projectiles flying towards the face). For an athlete at high risk for a retinal detachment due to eye injury, safety goggles become essential in protecting the eye from possible blindness. Numerous athletes competing are protecting their eyes with these glasses:
Tony Parker: Basketball Player for France
He is wearing protective glasses due to an eye injury suffered prior to the Olympics. Apparently shattered glass penetrated his left eye. Due to the sensitivity of the cornea to injury, protecting the eye from stray fingernails while playing basketball is of utmost importance.
Foluke Akinradewo: USA Indoor Volleyball
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