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January 20, 2009

Sports Agent Blog Interview: Seeing 20/20… LASIK and Sports

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I was recently interviewed by the SportsAgentBlog.com.  The interview was posted today.  This blog is the first site on the Internet devoted to servicing Sports Agents. My interview discussed LASIK and its relationship to sports.  Below is an excerpt from the introduction:

Tiger Woods and LeBron James. They are two of the most recognizable and celebrated athletes on the face of the earth. Both have an almost unparalleled ability to dominate their respective sports, are seen worldwide in countless marketing endeavors, and will both be considered two of the greatest athletes of all time. Another thing they share in common? They have both had LASIK eye surgery done. They’re not alone either. Greg Maddux, Amare Stoudemire, Rip Hamilton, and many others are also taking the time to get the procedure done. With so many big name athletes having their vision corrected, you can see a trend beginning to develop within the professional sports world.

According to a June 2006 Study, approximately 168.5 million residents in the United States, roughly 75% of the population, use some form of vision correction. So chances are you and most of the people you know are wearing glasses or contacts to see properly. With vision being such a critical aspect of every sport, many athletes are considering undergoing the LASIK procedure. Here with us is Cary M. Silverman, M.D., Medical Director of EyeCare 20/20 in New Jersey, to answer some questions about LASIK for us. As a distinguished eye surgeon, Dr. Silverman has been featured in publications such as USA Today, The New York Times, and as a guest ophthalmologist on The Health Network. He has treated a number of professional athletes and is currently correcting the vision of a number of U.S. Winter Olympians prior to the 2010 games in Vancouver.

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Fantastic article. Thanks so much for your insight and example.

I had lasek surgery on 12/5/08 and still can't see without ghosting. If I tilt the 3.5 power reading glasses I can read clearly but that is the only time I can see properly. Its been 5 months of not being able to see as good as I did before the surgery. Be careful before you make this decision and really think through what it will mean for your day to day life. Hopefully the procedure I am scheduled for after 6 months will correct my ghosting. I want this to work so I can finally see the crawl on the TV...among other issues.

Great articles and it's so helpful. I want to add your blog into my rrs reader but i can't find the rrs address. Would you please send your address to my email? Thanks a lot!

Great information. I also learned recently that LASIK wasn't good for treating Presbyopia. Its a health condition where the eye exhibits a progressively diminished ability to focus on near objects with age.

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