Want To Be Like Your Favorite Pro Football Player? Consider Getting LASIK!

Are you tired of dealing with glasses or contact lenses to see? Many people can benefit from LASIK.

If you have to rely on glasses or contacts to perform everyday tasks, LASIK can give you the visual freedom you’ve always wanted. Most people with refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism can change their lives for the better when they have LASIK.

But one area where LASIK is a complete game-changer is in the world of sports! Professional athletes often get LASIK, so they don’t have to deal with glasses or contact lenses getting in the way when practicing or playing.

Did you know that Williamson Eye Center has performed LASIK on several professional football players and other athletes with incredible results? Even if you’re not a famous football star, you can still get LASIK with us and get the same outstanding results.

You can be just like the pros whether you play on a college team or even just for fun when you get LASIK surgery. Keep reading to find out some of the reasons professional athletes choose to have LASIK!

Professional Athletes and LASIK

Besides being NFL superstars, what do Devin White, K’Lavon Chaisson, Jacob Hester, Brandon Bolden, Andre Anthony, Damone Clark and Chasen Hines all have in common? They all had LASIK performed at Williamson Eye Center!

Athletes of all kinds benefit from LASIK because it improves your game, regardless of what position you may play or what kind of athlete you are. It doesn’t matter if you play golf or football. Even if you’re a marathon runner, you still need to be able to see well when you’re running.

If you have to wear glasses or contacts as part of your everyday life,  you’ll also need them when participating in any sports. Eliminating the need for glasses or contact lenses is one simple way to make your life easier in an instant, especially if you play sports. But visual freedom isn’t the only way that athletes benefit from having LASIK.

How LASIK Improves Your Game

If you have a refractive error that you need glasses or contact lenses to correct, you’re still not seeing at your best. Looking through a lens hinders your vision in subtle ways that you may not even notice.

But you certainly will after you get LASIK, especially if you’re an athlete. Football players who get LASIK have mentioned better reaction times and hand-eye coordination due to improved depth perception.

It makes sense if you think about it. If you better understand how far away the ball is, you’ll improve your chances of catching it. With LASIK, you also don’t have to worry about the weather or losing a contact during the game.

If you’re an athlete that wears glasses, you know how challenging it can be to wear them when it’s raining. Your ability to see becomes almost impossible thanks to your glasses getting foggy and water becoming a visual hazard.

If you wear contact lenses while playing your sport of choice, you’ll also know how troublesome they can be. Your contact lenses may dry out, causing irritation and affecting your ability to play. Even worse, they could fall out completely. Brandon Bolden shared a story of how he lost a contact lens during a Super Bowl game! He looked up during a play and saw his lens sitting on the arm of another player. Can you imagine?! Check out the full story here.

When you have a game to focus on, you don’t want to work through eye discomfort. Having LASIK surgery allows you to keep your head entirely in the game, no matter what your environment throws at you.

Watch how these 2022 NFL Draft Picks Gained an Edge in Sports after having LASIK:

Sports Safety

Getting LASIK doesn’t only improve your game, but it will also make you safer. Contact sports like football can be a dangerous activity, and seeing without glasses or contact lenses can lower your risk for injuries occurring.

It’s easier to wear the proper safety equipment and eye protection when you don’t have to think about visual aids. You’ll also reduce your chances of sustaining an injury thanks to better depth perception and no longer dealing with distractions from discomfort due to your contact lenses.

LASIK itself is also a low-risk procedure and has a quick recovery. You can get back to most things after only a few days of undergoing the procedure at Williamson Eye Center.

Most patients find that they see improvements to their vision almost immediately! You’ll need to wait a few weeks before getting back into a strenuous exercise routine, but a few weeks, you can start playing contact sports again.

If you get LASIK in the off-season, you’ll be able to stay in shape and hop into practice with everyone else when it starts up again. You’ll also have a leg up because you’ll have sharper vision that’s more crisp and clearer than ever before. Many patients that have LASIK end up with 20/20 vision or better, making it a worthy investment.

Which Athletes Can Get LASIK?

It doesn’t matter what sport you participate in because any athlete can benefit from LASIK. You can be a figure skater, a swimmer, a bowler, or a curler and still benefit from a vision correction procedure like LASIK.  Being able to see better can improve your game and change your life for the better.

Although LASIK is an incredible procedure, it does have some limitations. To undergo LASIK eye surgery, you first need to qualify as a candidate. 

Most people with a refractive error are good candidates for LASIK, but not all are. You need a complete LASIK consultation to determine if LASIK is a good fit for you. There are some fundamental factors, like being at least 18 years old to have LASIK. If they qualify, LASIK is available to anyone who plays sports at the college level or above.

Because LASIK is permanent, if you choose to become a professional athlete, you’ll be set for your career years down the line if you have LASIK  while you’re still in college. Even if you don’t pursue your sport professionally, having LASIK will improve your life no matter what you do for a living.

Want to know if LASIK is for you? Schedule a commitment-free, complimentary LASIK consultation at Williamson Eye Center in Baton Rouge, LA, today!

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