44 posts categorized "LASIK for the Gold!"

December 15, 2009

LASIK for the Gold's Katherine Reutter Loves Colbert Nation


Since announcing his sponsorship of the US Olympic Speedskating Team, Stephan Colbert has had many Olympians as guests on his show.  Katherine Reutter, Olympic hopeful and member of LASIK for the Gold, made it to the Colbert Show last night.  She even had her thigh signed to help her towards her quest for Gold in Vancouver this February.  Between this and her recent LASIK, she's a lock!

Stephan Colbert even asked Katherine for help in his challenge to defeat Olympic Speedskater Shani Davis in a race.  May I suggest Katherine refer Colbert to LASIK for the Gold?  This may be his only hope!

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Stephen Challenges Shani Davis - Katherine Reutter
Colbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical HumorU.S. Speedskating

December 14, 2009

All Eyes on Samson Dubina in This Week's Nationals Following His LASIK


 Samson presents me with a signed paddle following his LASIK last week.

Table Tennis star Samson Dubina had his LASIK surgery last week at EyeCare 20/20 without a hitch.  In fact he is already back in competition, and doing quite well.  According to Samson:

To Doctor Silverman and all the staff at Eyecare 20/20,

Thank you so much for your kindness in correcting my vision.  I just won my first tournament last week and look forward to excellent results next week in Las Vegas at the US Nationals.  My eyes are no longer dry or tired at the end of a long competition.  If you are interested in watching my matches, they should be online at www.usatt.org or at www.tabletennis.teamusa.org/live

We look forward to watching Samson's progress as a member of LASIK for the Gold in his quest for Olympic glory!

In the following video, Samson discusses his LASIK experience:

December 07, 2009

Olympic Hopeful, Samson Dubina Joins LASIK for the Gold


Table Tennis sensation, Samson Dubina, made the trip to EyeCare 20/20 from Canton, Ohio last week in hopes of improving his chances to make the 2012 US Olympic team.  Samson is an awesome Table Tennis Player, he came in 5th place in last year's Nationals and won the Mixed Doubles Competition. 

In this video, Samson discusses his expectations of how LASIK will improve his performance.

Personally, I am a poor ping pong player at best.  Watching Samson in action has given me a new appreciation of the sport.  Hopefully, LASIK will take Samson to the next level, and olympic glory!

November 20, 2009

Melinda Owen Thrilled With Her New Eyes!

Melinda Owen

Melinda Owen presents me with a signed pair of track cleats she used in

last year's pole vault competition.  Check out our new LASIK for the Gold hats!

Melinda Owen did wonderfully following her LASIK surgery this week at EyeCare 20/20.  She was kind enough to drop us an e-mail:

So I want you to know that how happy I am with my eye sight!!! I pole vaulted today and wore my goggles so I had zero problems at all and saw as crisp as can be! I have been bragging about how exciting getting lasik has been to my family and told my mom and brother that I would want them to see Dr. Silverman if they were going to get it done. 

So when i was going through my bag Dr. Silverman gave me I found some cards for a free lasik evaluation and so I have convinced my brother to try to get in and see him.  He was an athlete as well, he wrestled for University of Michigan and now coaches wrestling at Harvard. I think after hearing how happy I am about my results it has really made him realize how much he wants to do it too. I hope you know how much I appreciated everything you did for me while I was there this past weekend.  I had a great time getting to know you all. I wrote a little thing up on my blog about it even :)

She also posted on her blog:

While in the training room, here at the Olympic Center, I was complaining about my contacts when a friend Ariel Martin explained to me a program she was apart of.  Lasik for the Gold, is a program Dr. Silverman started to help aspiring olympians get the care they need but may not be able to afford. Ariel is a BMX Biker who had just recently got Lasik done. She said she would email the program director about me, but I didn’t think to much of it until I got a call from them only days later.
. . .YAY!!! I couldn’t believe it.  Only two short weeks after receiving the call I was flown to East Hanover, New Jersey where I met with Dr. Silverman and his team to get Lasik Eye Surgery done It was a huge success!!! Not only am I able to see 20/15 now, but I was also given the opportunity to meet some amazing people.

As most anyone would be, I was very nervous to get the surgery done not to mention the fact that I was to fly across the country and do it all by my self. That is right, every girl wants her mom near by to take care of her :-)  But from the moment I landed, Dr. Silverman’s assistant Keri made sure I was completely taken care of and extremely comfortable.  I hope that they realize how appreciative I am for everything.  I suggest you take a Lasik for the Gold to see the amazing things Dr. Silverman has done.


We are so looking forward to the upcoming pole vault season and rooting for Melinda in her bid to make it to the 2012 Olympics in London.  In the following video, Melinda talks about her experience with the LASIK procedure at EyeCare 20/20.

November 18, 2009

Pole Vaulter Melinda Owen Joins LASIK for the Gold


Olympic hopeful pole vaulter, Melinda Owen, traveled to New Jersey this week from the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California to get LASIK.  Hailing from Montana, one wouldn't expect Melinda to be such a proficient pole vaulter.  She was a 2007 NCAA All- American while attending Idaho.  Melinda placed 10th at the Olympic Trials and took a Bronze Metal at the 2009 National Indoor Championships. 

"From the mountains of Flathead Valley to the always sunny San Diego I am continuing my passion and dream of competing at the 2012 Olympic Games in London England!"

In this video, Melinda discusses the problems she has competing with contact lenses.  Our goal, eliminate that problem and help Melinda achieve her dream of competing in London in 2012!

October 08, 2009

LASIK for the Gold's Katherine Reutter Leading USOC Poll


Olympic Short Track Speedskater Katherine Reutter had LASIK at EyeCare 20/20 back in March.  Since than she has been on a tear, accomplishing the following:

  • US Women's National Short Track Champion
  • #1 Seed for Women's US Short Track Olympic Team (Vancouver 2010)
  • World Cup I, Beijing, China:  Gold in 100m, Silver in 300m relay, Bronze in 1500m

The US Olympic Communications (@USOC) is currently conducting Twtpoll to determine the USOC female athlete of the month.  Katherine is deservedly kicking butt.

Those on Twitter may vote for Katherine here.  Hurry up, voting closes on October 14!

Congratulations Katherine!

September 20, 2009

LASIK for the Gold Makes Front Page of Daily Record!


Dr. Cary Silverman, left, with Olympic medal-winner speedskater Chad Hedrick, who received a free LASIK procedure from the East Hanover LASIK specialist.

Last Sunday's Daily Record featured EyeCare 20/20's LASIK for the Gold Program.  This program allows US Olympic Athletes a chance to improve their performance through laser vision correction.  To learn more about this program you can:

  1. Visit the web site.
  2. Become a Facebook fan.
  3. Follow on Twitter.
  4. Read the Article.
  5. Download the article.  Download LASIK surgeon helping Olympians focus on gold | dailyrecord.com | Daily Record


Dr. Cary Silverman performs LASIK surgery on Frank Smith of Paramus.

August 31, 2009

Arielle Martin's LASIK Rocks!!


Arielle Martin was in the office last week, 1 day after having her LASIK at EyeCare 20/20.  Her vision is already 20/20 and she is looking forward to her next competition next month after her broken hand heals.


Here is a video of Arielle discussing her new eye sight and prospects for her upcoming competitions.

August 25, 2009

BMX Cyclist Arielle Martin Joins LASIK for the Gold!


Arielle Martin is the current UCI World Cup SX Champion and headed for the 2012 Olympic Games with her sights set on GOLD. Known for her exceptional jumping skills, aggressive moves, and pure passion for riding, Arielle is a name to be reckoned with in BMX.
Arielle has recently been featured in this month's Bicycling Magazine in an article titled:   Leap of Faith.  She was also featured in an excellent New York Times article last year:  Quest Seperates Soldier and Olympic Hopeful

Arielle stopped by EyeCare 20/20 this week on her way home from competing in South Africa to join Team EyeCare 20/20 and LASIK for the Gold.  In this video, Arielle discusses what it takes to be a World BMX Champion, and how LASIK will hopefully improve her future performances.

August 04, 2009

LASIK for the Gold's Kristi Leskinen Wins ABC's Superstar Competition


LASIK for the Gold member, Kristi Leskinen and teamate Maks Chmeroskiy ran away with this year's Superstar's competition on ABC.  Kristi made the trip to New Jersey in June to have her LASIK surgery.  She was kind enough to recently record her LASIK experience for a commercial on WDHA.  Here is a copy of her recording:


Congratulations Kristi & Maks!!