After botched no-call, eye centers offering free exams to referees from NFC championship

After botched no-call, eye centers offering free exams to referees from NFC championship

A couple of eye doctors have offered the NFL crew that officiated the Saints-Rams NFC championship game free eye exams after a botched pass-interference call at the end of the game.

The Saints lost 26-23 in overtime after referees didn’t call pass interference on Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman, who made illegal contact with Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis with less than two minutes left in the game.

New Orleans had to settle for a field goal and missed an opportunity to potentially run out the clock.

Louisiana Family Eyecare posted on Facebook that it would “gladly provide a no-cost exam to all NFL officials prior to next season to prevent the atrocity that occurred …”

Crystal Vision Center out of College Station, Texas, offered a similar deal, saying it “would like to extend free eye exams and glasses to any NFL referee in need.

“You know who you are.”

If the referees had called a penalty, the Saints likely would have won the game and would be heading to Atlanta for Super Bowl 53.