Most people who seek out LASIK surgery do so because they are looking for a means to make their routine less complicated and to enjoy the activities they love to the fullest extent. We recently saw this sentiment expressed on a world-wide scale by world cup Alpine ski racer Bode Miller, in a USA Today interview following his Olympic downhill run during the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
Miller pointed to a lack of visual acuity during his disappointing downhill performance. The cloud cover created a flat light condition in which it is harder for the racers, especially at high speeds, to read the upcoming terrain. The five-time Olympic medalist finished eighth in the race, which he had hoped would signal his return to the top of the alpine ski world at age 36.
“I was supposed to get an eye surgery earlier this year,” Miller said. “We just never found a time to do it because the race schedule was so tight. We were pretty [upset] looking back that we hadn’t found a time to do that. For me, my vision is critical. When the light’s perfect, I can ski with any of the best guys in the world. When it goes out, my particular style suffers more than the guys who are more stable and don’t do as much in the middle of the turn.”
Don’t live with regret. . . if LASIK surgery was or is a dream of yours, contact us at 732-774-5566 x239 to schedule an evaluation that will determine if you are a candidate. Attain your full potential, and seize your opportunity to become less dependent on glasses and/or contacts.