Categories: Interesting, Unexpected
Tags: accidents, car wrecks, glasses, safety, sunglasses

Source: TikTok/@hannahnoliver

This is scary stuff, people!

A TikTokker named Hannah posted a video and talked to viewers about how she lost an eye in a car accident due to the sunglasses she was wearing and how she wants to raise awareness so no one else has to deal with what she went through.

Hannah explained, “So you want to know how my sunglasses shattered. Let me just tell you, you probably do this all the time. I was driving along and of course, I had my sunglasses on. This guy pulled out in front of me and slammed on the brakes. I slammed on [the] brakes but did not react fast enough, and I hit him from behind. When that happened, my airbag came out, hit my precious designer sunglasses and they shattered into a million pieces.”

Source: TikTok/@hannahnoliver

Hannah’s caption says she was only driving 25 mph during the accident.

She continued, “I just remember when I got back into consciousness, looking up at my rearview mirror, this whole part of my eyelid was hanging over. My bottom eyelid, as you can see, is pretty much non-existent. My eye was gone. It deflated on impact.”

Hannah added, “My optic nerve was severed and my retina was detached. What I didn’t understand at the time was the EMT was like, ‘Yeah, they might be able to save your eye but we’re not 100% sure.’ Now when I look at the photos, my eye literally was shredded. It looked like it had gone through the garbage disposal. All of the glass had shredded my eye into pieces.”

Good lord…

Source: TikTok/@hannahnoliver

The accident and her injury led Hannah to start her own sunglass company that features shatter-resistant shades.

She said, “What’s even more nuts—being a business owner now and selling shatter-resistant sunglasses—is the fact that these sunglass manufacturers could produce shatter-resistant lenses for literally pennies, but they choose not to.”

Source: TikTok/@hannahnoliver

Let’s take a look at the video.


Replying to @Mt07 It is crazy to think that the most expensive sunglasses can be the most dangerous. When I was only driving 25 mph, and got in a minor car accident, those sunglasses changed my whole life. I now hope that my story can change the way people look at sunglasses. We should be able to have stylish fun sunglasses that also protect our eyes. #oneeye #listen #lessonlearned #advice #caraccident #sunglasses #becareful #protectyourself #protect #impacted #drivingtips #fyp #foryou #sunglasses #sunglass

♬ original sound – Hannah Oliver

Here’s how people reacted.

This optician offered some advice.

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Another person was happy to learn about this.

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And one person started a conversation about Ray Bans.

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What do you think about her story?