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Fun in the Sun, Not for Those with Blue Eyes

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ST. LOUIS, MO. (KMOX/AP) – A local ophthalmologist says there’s some science supporting the claim by Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton that his day-game hitting woes may be because he has blue eyes.

“There is some evidence that having lighter colored eyes makes people a little more sensitive to light,” explains Jay Pepose with the Pepose Vision Institute.

So what do blue eyed people do when they have to see in the sun to perform their job?

In Josh Hamilton’s cases he is going to try contact lenses during day games even though the MVP has never worn contacts before.

Hamilton is hitting only .122 (6 for 49) with no homers and 17 strikeouts in 14 day games this season. Before Friday night’s game, he had hit .374 (41 for 109) with six homers and 14 strikeouts in 25 night games.


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