By JENNA WEST
Warriors star Steph Curry saw a slight decline in his shooting last month and addressed the problem by starting to wear contacts.
Curry, 31, didn’t need corrective lenses due to his age or a sudden change in his eyesight. It turns out that Curry has suffered from a cornea condition called Keratoconus for all of his life, according to The Athletic’s Marcus Thompson II. Keratoconus is a disease where the cornea thins over time and begins to change from its natural circular shape to one similar to a cone. Because of it, the cone shape deflects light as it enters the eye and causes blurred vision.
“I started wearing contacts,” Curry said. “It’s like the whole world has opened up.”
Before getting his contact lenses, Curry was starting to see a three-point shooting slump. During the month of February, Curry made only 51 of 135 three-point attempts (.378%). He shot .411 last season in the month of February.