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Why are there no professional athletes who wear glasses?

I do not know if I am wrong or there are any exceptions out there ... but, I have not seen professional athletes who use glasses of the type to improve vision; either in football, basketball or tennis. 



8 Answers

  • A
    Lv 5
    2 months ago
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    I’ve only ever seen a few athletes with glasses, and they had special goggle style glasses made so they didn’t fall off or break in their face. Athletes who have bad vision mostly wear contacts. Regular glasses wouldn’t be safe to wear in most sports.

  • 2 weeks ago

    There was a famous athlete called Ed Moses who dominated the 400m hurdles for many years in the 80s who wore glasses. But I think soft, disposable contacts have improved so much that you don't really see it now.

  • Most people who are short sighted and cannot see past their nose go into politics, not sports.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    There are many that wear contacts or had Lasik done. 

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  • 2 months ago

    I use too do Marial arts but if a guy hit me my glasses would break

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  • Billie Jean King wore glasses for the bulk of her career.

    Kareem Abdul Jabbar wore prescription goggles.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    There are quite a few short sighted, who these days have either lazer eye surgery, contact lenses, or in sports such as cycling, speed skating, motor racing, have prescription sunglasses, or goggles made.

  • 2 months ago

    If you play basketball, hockey, football, soccer, you’re screwed if your glasses falls off. Since players are often bunched together, if your glasses falls, it’ll be stepped on. You’ll need a new pair of glasses every time. 

    You do see baseball players wear glasses because for the most part, players are rarely bunched together so if you’re glasses falls off, it’s not likely to be stepped on my other players. Eric Gagne wore glasses when he played for the Dodgers. I remember Daryl Porter wore glasses when he won the World Series in 1982. 

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