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Newly crowned World Darts Champion may need glasses

“I need my eyes testing” may seem a strange thing for the PDC winner to say, but Gary Anderson is pondering wearing glasses.

PDC World Champion Gary Anderson
PDC World Champion Gary Anderson

GARY ANDERSON MAY have just successfully defended the PDC World Championship, but the Scot is planning to get his eyes tested after admitting his sight “is getting a bit dodgy”.

Scot Anderson overcame Adrian Lewis 7-5 in front of a raucous Alexandra Palace crowd on Sunday, 12 months on from winning his maiden world title.

Anderson miscounted three times during the match, though, and the 45-year-old is contemplating playing with glasses even though that would require him to alter his throwing action.

“I need to get my eyes tested — I am seeing numbers that aren’t there,” Anderson told BBC Radio 5 live.

“But I would have to change something, to get used to playing in glasses.

“I have used reading glasses when I have had a throw, and I can see the board fine, but I find that I am knocking them halfway across my face.”

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