One of the main U.S. Olympic announcers, Bob Costas had to give up his position on the panel due to what is assumed to be pinkeye. It started with one red, puffy eye, but soon spread to the other. He described it as waking up with his eyes as red as the Soviet flag. Although the infection is said to be minor, it made the announcer unable to wear his contact lenses and blurred his vision.
This issue has attracted much publicity to the Olympics, but more on his eyes than the events he was announcing themselves. Costas has been replaced by Matt Lauer, and the public jokes that he will be next to contract the infection. Costas soon regained his visual health and returned to the anchor’s chair for the Olympics until it’s Grand Finale this past Sunday. It was full of exciting visuals and performances that anyone would be fortunate enough to see, let alone see clearly.
If you are experiencing any eye irritation or redness, feel free to contact our expert team of ophthalmologists at eyemichigan.com or (248) 221-1022. Dr. Grosinger, Dr. Spigelman, and Dr. Grey along with the rest of the staff wish the U.S. the best of luck in these Olympics. Go #TeamUSA!