Our Story

 

PickleStrong® eyewear was developed because the founder Cassidy Phillips was injured not once but twice by getting hit in the eye! His last injury nearly blinded his left eye. It was a highly traumatic experience that led to the desire to make eyewear mandatory. Cassidy set out to develop eyewear that is not only protective but also looks good.

 

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The PickleStrong® eyewear line represents fashion, function, and protection. Each product line begins with one or all of these categories, all meeting the requirements necessary for protective eyewear.

Pickleball has given Cassidy Phillips, and so many others, the ability to remain competitive at an older age. The PSE team believes that our eyewear represents an image of confidence both on and off the court.

Cassidy’s eyesight was almost taken away by a careless decision to not wear protective eyewear, despite having four pairs in his bag. Don’t underestimate the vulnerability of your eyes! Wear protection you can trust, and it doesn’t hurt to look good while doing