To follow up on my blog from last week about sport’s eyewear protection, I found this article about NBA pro Amar’e Stoudemire in the most recent issue of Eyecare Business. I thought I’d share with you:


     After a retina detachment sidelined NBA pro Amar’e Stoudemire from last year’s finals and contributed to the end of the season for fans and players in the Phoenix Suns community, he made a serious commitment to protective eyewear for his on-court activities.

     Paying a visit to The Better Vision Institute’s Vision Summit 2009: Focus on Eye Protection, Stoudemire joined a gathering of experts from across America in the fields of home, work, UV, and sports eye protection in Washington, D.C< to discuss his role as a spokesman for eye protection.

     The NBA Rookie of the Year , four-time NBA All-Star, and Olympic medalist, has vowed to wear eye protection for the rest of his career, and he has spread his message of safety to America through a national media tour as well as the athlete’s website, blog, and day-to-day activities.

     As the latest season of professional basketball progresses, Stoudemire is continuing to keep his eyes safe with proper protective eyewear. At his website,, he has several communications about his eyewear, including a humorous piece on goggle selection with comedian David Spade.


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