Rep. Dan Crenshaw addressed the topic of his eye patch, which he has received many inquiries about.
Dan Crenshaw is a Republican politician from Texas. Last month, he was seen on camera with an eye patch during a CNN interview, and the internet went crazy. The hashtag #WhyDoesDanCrenshawWearAnEyePatch began trending on social media sites.
Why does Dan Crenshaw wear an eye patch?
While serving as a Navy SEAL in Afghanistan, Crenshaw lost his right eye. He expressed self-consciousness on Twitter Monday while wearing his glass eye in public.
Crenshaw did promise, however, that he will be wearing some new eye patches in the future. He said that the person who made his patches previously took a long vacation but has now returned to work.
Over the last year, I've gotten a lot of questions about where I got my eye patch, why I wear it, and the glass eye underneath. So here is the scoop. I get my eye patches at https://t.co/H6fZqbcFRk pic.twitter.com/pctcy1Iq6S
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) December 10, 2018
Doctors discovered that his retina was in terrible condition, something Crenshaw had been concerned about since he woke up from a medically induced coma after the 2012 explosion. While he regained sight in his left eye after being blind for two years, scar tissue built up and eventually began peeling the retina off the back, according to him.
Dan Crenshaw, who needs glasses or a contact lens to correct his vision, said his doctors are optimistic about his chances of regaining that. He’ll be getting new specs soon — he has slightly better eyesight now than he did before the operation.
In the caption, he linked the company and stated that anybody in the world may wear eye patches.
Dan Crenshaw without Eye-Patch
Here is how Dan Crenshaw looks without the eye patch.
Dan Crenshaw Comment on Guns and Mass Shooting
In the wake of this week’s record-breaking mass shooting, in which a heavily armed adolescent gunman killed 19 small children at his family home, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) said guns aren’t to blame.
Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL who lost his right eye in an IED explosion during combat in Afghanistan, told “Fox & Friends” that the focus should be on the shooter and not the weapons he used.
“It always has to be about the person, because it is always about evil,” Crenshaw said.
He pointed out that there are millions of law-abiding citizens who own AR-15s, like the one used by alleged Santa Fe High School shooter Dimitrios Pagourtzis, and noted they aren’t committing mass shootings.
Crenshaw said lawmakers need to address mental health issues in order to prevent future tragedies.