McCann has ditched contacts
Brian McCann has come to the realization that he can’t cure his impaired vision with contacts. Thus the All-Star catcher will explore one more alternative before facing the possibility that he’ll have to once again undergo Lasik surgery.
McCann has ordered a pair of prescription Oakley glasses that should arrive in time for him to begin another Minor League rehab assignment next week. He’s hoping to get better results than he gained with the contacts on Tuesday and Wednesday, while playing for Class A-Advanced Myrtle Beach.
“The contacts didn’t work,” McCann said. “They made my eyes too dry. I tried using drops and it would be fine for a while, but then it would be blurred again. We’re going to try the glasses as a last resort.”
McCann, who is eligible to come off the disabled list on May 8, has experienced blurred vision in his left eye since Opening Day. He has attempted multiple of remedies with the hope that he won’t have to undergo the same Lasik procedure that was performed on him after the 2007 season.
McCann has been told that his inability to wear contacts is a result of the original surgery.
“When you do Lasik, it changes the shape of your eye and right now the contacts don’t fit the shape of my eyes,” McCann said.
Although his problem has been with his left eye, McCann was prescribed contact lenses for both eyes earlier this week. While he played two games for Myrtle Beach, the power in his left lens was -.50 and the power in his right lens was -.25.
McCann will likely begin his next rehab assignment on Monday or Tuesday.