Pro baseball players wearing glasses isn’t a new sight, but it’s not often that such a young player creates so much of a buzz. Julio Urías of the Los Angeles Dodgers is rarely spotted on the pitcher’s mound without his signature white frames, but what kind of glasses is he wearing? Are there other Dodgers players who wear special glasses? SportRx answers these questions and more.
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Out of the team’s current lineup, 25-year-old Urías is the only one who wears prescription eyewear to play. However, several past team members — mainly pitchers — have sported glasses during games. Here are a few former Dodgers players with glasses:
- Frank Howard (1958–1964)
- Fernando Valenzuela (1980–1990)
- Éric Gagné (1999–2004)
- Matt Beaty (2019–2021)
- Beaty’s glasses of choice were the Oakley Flak Draft, a discontinued frame similar to the Oakley Flak 2.0 XL.
- Joe Kelly (2019–2021)
- Kelly favored the Oakley Flak 2.0 XL, SportRx’s most popular frame.
SportRx has worked with Joe Kelly in the past, so we’re thrilled to see another great pitcher repping glasses on the mound.
Due to a growth on his left eyelid he’s had to have repeatedly removed, Urías’ left eyelid tends to droop, though he can still see out of it. He has a complex prescription, but the Oakley Half Jacket 2.0 XL is up to the task with its wide Rx range and wrapped frame.
Thanks to having the perfect prescription in the right frame, Urías can see better than ever and get his pitches exactly right. He ended 2021 with a best-in-league 20–3 score. And he’s re-signed with the Dodgers for 2022, so keep an eye out for his future games! We can’t wait to see how he’ll dazzle us next.
Urías custom orders the Half Jacket 2.0 XL in all white. So while we can’t replicate his exact look, check out the Oakley Half Jacket 2.0 XL in sleek-looking Polished Black on sportrx.com!
Oakley baseball glasses are among the best in the world. The proprietary O Matter™ frame material is lightweight for lasting through all nine innings. Meanwhile, Unobtainium™ grip on the nose pads and temples stays in place as you wind up, catch a fly ball, or slide into first. And for catching an eagle-eyed view of the ball, few lenses are better than PRIZM Field, which are fine-tuned to baseball diamond colors. If you’re a pitcher like Urías, you may opt for a clear lens with an anti-reflective coating to reduce glare during night games.
Let Julio Urías be an example to any up-and-coming all-star baseball players who wear a prescription. No matter how complex your prescription is, there’s a pair of glasses for you. SportRx can help you out with that, too!
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