Tennis Identity

Oakley to be the Official Eyewear for US Olympic Teams. Time for Tennis to Get Wise.

US Olympic Committee The U.S. Olympic Committee recently announced that Oakley will be the first-ever performance-based eyewear supplier to team USA. Any US tennis athletes using eye wear will be supplied at the 2012 Olympic games. There's the catch. None do. Of the 8 ATP or WTA players who wear Oakley on court none are from the US. The Bryans wear Oakley watches.

Sun protective eyewear is not something that touring pros model often although UV protection would benefit the health of their eyes, preventing macular degeneration and other eye problems later in life. Those that do wear them, Samantha Stosur, as example, love them. Perhaps this offer of some of the best athletically inclined eye wear on the market will be an encouragement.

Oakley Team USA eyewear will be available at Oakley “O” Stores, TeamUSAShop.com and Oakley.com, as well as other national retailers and sunglass specialty stores.

A percentage of these sales will support the training of U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes and hopefuls.