How You Can See Gold Just Like an Olympian
Good vision is important in many aspects of life, but when it comes to an Olympian, good vision can be the difference between silver and gold. Whether on the court, in the pool, or in the sand, you’ll see many of the top athletes sporting protective eyewear or sunglasses while participating in the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Michael Phelps- While some of us weren’t born in time to remember this, goggles were not allowed in Olympic swimming until 1976. Now with the crazy technology that exists today, swimmers like Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte sport goggles worth up to $100. Phelps wore Speedo’s Speed Socket Goggles to help him win a total of 15 medals in the ’04 & ’08 Olympic games. This year Phelps decided to go with Speedo’s new FASTSKIN3 Super Elite Goggles, which has seemed to be a good choice.
Tony Parker- A member of France’s National Basketball Team, former husband to Eva Longoria, and an injured victim during Chris Brown and Drake’s bar fight, Tony Parker now has to wear protective eyewear due to a scratched cornea. Parker sports Bollé’s protective eyeglasses while on the court, after having to undergo eye surgery to remove a shard of glass from his left eye. Thanks to his protective eyewear, Parker didn’t miss a minute of the Olympic Games and competed for his home country just one month after surgery. Talk about impressive!
Kerri Walsh & Misty May-Treanor- This dynamic duo just won Olympic gold for the third time in a row! Aside from their incredible spikes and amazing digs, these women are known for rocking some pretty amazing eyewear. Walsh and May-Treanor aren’t planning on jumping into a pool or having eye surgery anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean that eye protection isn’t for them. May-Treanor sports the Nike Vision Show-X2 glasses, while Walsh chose the Oakley Commits. Both of these glasses provide May-Treanor and Walsh with 100% UVA and UVB protection, along with preventing painful corneal scratches from sand in the eye
These are just a few examples of the many athletes in the London 2012 Olympic Games using eyewear to keep their vision sharp while performing at their best. Now all you need to do is go out and get yourself a pair! Before you know it, you’ll be in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.