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Freddie Freeman orders prescription goggles, will visit specialist as eye problems persist

May 28, 2012, 3:02 PM EDT

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Freddie Freeman‘s eye problems have not gotten any better and in fact the Braves first baseman has reacted poorly to multiple sets of contact lenses, so he’s ordered some prescription sports goggles and Carroll Rogers of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that that he’ll be examined tomorrow by a specialist.

Freeman has been battling blurred vision and dry eyes, and he’s unable to simply wear traditional glasses to the plate because it hurts his peripheral vision too much.

He initially suffered corneal abrasions during a series in Colorado that featured windy conditions and Rogers reports that his vision has deteriorated since then, going “from a prescription of 1.5 diopters in both eyes to 1.75 in his left and 2.0 in his right.”

Freeman wore contacts and played Friday, but went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts and hasn’t played since, although he remains on the active roster. He may eventually consider Lasik surgery, although Rogers notes that it isn’t recommended for people with dry eyes.

  1. jimmymarlinsfan - May 28, 2012 at 4:11 PM

    Chris Sabo redux?

    I shook hands with Freddie a long while back and he got quite friendly with my family back when my cousin was in the braves organization. Nice kid and I wish him the best, except against my feesh of course

  2. hauts81 - May 28, 2012 at 4:44 PM

    First McCann has eye issues and now Freeman?

  3. brownsbraves11 - May 28, 2012 at 4:48 PM

    Get back soon, Fredward. We need you.

  4. st1080 - May 28, 2012 at 6:52 PM

    What about lasik?

    • jimmymarlinsfan - May 28, 2012 at 7:46 PM

      As someone who had LASIK I know it is only really effective for some, and others should avoid it entirely. It sounds like his eye is more perpetually irritated than an issue with his eye muscles causing view distortion

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