Nike is known for its sports apparel, equipment, and – of course – shoes. As it turns out, we’ve all been sleeping on a really cool Nike product that no one seems to know about. The company sells UV-blocking contact lenses. If this is news to you, you’re not the only one. But here’s the kicker – Nike has been selling this product since 2002!
Nike’s MaxSight Contact Lenses
Nike’s MaxSight contact lenses act as sunglasses, filtering out ultraviolet light from one’s eye. However, unlike sunglasses, you can comfortably wear these contact lenses during any type of sport. Nike spokesperson Dean Stoyer explained, “We did this because we see in this something for [the] percentage of our consumers who have always looked for every advantage they can get.”
They’re Not for Everyone
For $60 per lens, it’s clear that these contact lenses aren’t meant for everybody – and Nike seems to be okay with that. Optometrist Dr. Hal Breedlove explained, “It’s for anybody who takes their sports seriously who wants to crank their game up to the next level. For a vast majority of individuals who wear this lens, it will give them the edge over someone of equal skill not wearing them. But it won’t make a mediocre high school player get a scholarship at Notre Dame. If they want them, the Little League kids can come on in and afford these things.”
It seems that Dr. Breedlove is just as harsh as Nike’s prices!
Golfer Rose Zhang made history by winning the 2023 Mizuho Americas Open, marking her first victory as a professional player. In doing so, she became the first player since Beverly Hanson in 1951 to win an LPGA event in her pro debut.
Rose Zhang’s Tale of Patience and Grit
Calm and collected throughout the painstaking final round at Liberty National, Zhang played with incredible patience. She managed to secure victory in a two-hole playoff against Jennifer Kupcho with a crucial par, leading her to exclaim, “What is happening? I just can’t believe it!”
Just 13 days after winning her second NCAA title and announcing her professional plans on her 20th birthday, Rose Zhang beat some of the best players in the world. Her amateur career accomplishments are unmatched in modern times, which led to high expectations from both fans and competitors going into this event.
Living Up to Lofty Expectations
Throughout the weekend, there were plenty of impressive highlights from Zhang’s performance. She showcased incredible skill with precision shots such as a chip-in birdie in her opening round and a near-ace on Saturday. “I look up to her,” said fellow golfer Michelle Wie West during an interview as they watched Rose Zhang’s final round.
Zhang’s historic win gives her immediate LPGA status along with 500 CME points; this comes after the changes made following Sophia Popov’s controversial exclusion from receiving points due to non-membership rules. Additionally, being an LPGA member also makes Zhang eligible for participation in this year’s Solheim Cup held in Spain, captained by Stacy Lewis.
Rose Zhang proved that she had what it took not only to meet but exceed expectations in the professional world of women’s golf. As an LPGA member, Zhang will bring a fresh new face to the game with her talent, maturity, and relentless drive for success. With this stunning victory under her belt, fans worldwide eagerly await what’s next for this young prodigy as she continues to make waves on the global golf stage.