Stephen Curry credits contact lenses for additional shooting surge

Touted as the greatest shooter in NBA history, it seems that the basketballer is now likely to get even better.

After a recent dip in his shooting numbers, this month Curry revealed a new decision to start wearing contact lenses has reversed this slump and exceeded his former staggering shooting results.

Amazingly, the greatest 3-point shooter in NBA history has struggled with a condition of the cornea called keratoconus his whole life.

Keratoconus is a disease which causes the cornea to gradually deteriorate over time, changing it to a cone shape rather than a circular shape. The condition can also lead to blurred vision.

So, this phenomenal shooter has achieved this acclaim despite not being able to see clearly and having to squint when he shoots the ball.

“I had gotten so used to squinting for so long,” Curry told The Athletic, “it was just normal.”

His recent decision to start wearing contact lenses however has made a significant positive change.

“I started wearing contacts,” Curry said. “And it’s like the whole world has opened up.”

Many sufferers of keratoconus can benefit from individually custom-fitted contact lenses which offer a tailored combination of visual acuity, corneal health and comfort.

Keratoconus individuals who cannot be treated via contact lenses may ultimately require a corneal transplant, such as Melbourne rapper and hip hop artist, 360.

Should you have any concerns about your vision or eye health, click here to make an appointment with an optometrist near you.

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