Posted by: Manhattan LASIK Center

Lasik is not a low-key treatment like some may think. Many high profile sports stars are undergoing the laser to improve vision and his or her results in life. Did you know that LeBron James had Lasik in 2007 bringing his shooting percentage up to 50 percent? Think about that fact for a second. As good of an athlete as James was, he still improved his scores with his Lasik procedure, and he was not the only one to do so.

Wade Boggs used his Lasik procedure to make 3,000 hits in Major League Baseball in 1999

After Lasik, Boggs used his clearer vision to hit baseballs as fast as 95 miles per hour, says Buzzfeed. Reportedly, he only needed a week to make up his mind about the treatment. He had Lasik over the winter and was ready to go by the time spring training came around the next year.

Lasik helped Tiki Barber play the best years of his career

Football is a contact sport like rugby and such. Patients that undergo Lasik need time to heal, but there is no reason that you cannot go back to extreme sports or exercise. Barber scored better in the six years after his Lasik surgery than any of the previous years in his career.

Other stars who found success with Lasik

  • Amy Van Dyken
  • Rory McIlroy
  • Patrick Ewing
  • Dorothy Hamill
  • Greg Maddux
  • Jeff Bagwell
  • Tiger Woods
  • Dwayne Wade
  • Lyndsey Vonn

Lasik has been helping people get a better vision for more than 20 years when it was first performed in the late ’90s. There are very few things that athletes can do medically to improve his or her skills, but the Lasik procedure is safe for rough contact sports. If it can improve the vision of our favorite sports stars, then Lasik can help you perform better.