LASIK Eye Surgery is a popular procedure used to correct the vision of people who are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism. From someone who’s tired of dealing with glasses and contact lenses everyday to an athlete who needs his or her vision to be as sharp as possible, LASIK makes having perfect vision a reality for many.
Laser correction surgery has become popular because of the benefits patients receive almost immediate after the procedure. Some of these benefits include:
- Around 96% of patients will have their desired vision after the procedure.
- There is very little, if any, discomfort associated with the procedure.
- Quick recovery. Most patients return to their normal schedule the next day.
- You save time and money that would otherwise be spent on glasses or contact lenses.
- Provides the freedom from glasses and contacts so you can enjoy the beach, swimming, golf, tennis, scuba, or just playing with your children.
Even celebrities and professional athletes are getting LASIK eye surgery to improve their vision. Check out these 27 celebrities below who’ve had the surgery.
1. Greg Maddux
Even without his stately glasses, we still think this pitching legend looks as much like “The Professor” as ever.
2. Jose Offerman
Dominican pro baller Jose Offerman is known for his quick temper. We hope LASIK lets him see both sides of an argument and stay out of trouble.
3. Troy Aikman
NFL Hall of Famer, Troy Aikman didn’t need any vision help while he was leading the Cowboys to victory, but we bet he thanks his LASIK whenever he reads the Fox teleprompter as a commentator.
4. Derek Fisher
Will corrected vision help Fisher spot talent as the New York Knicks new head coach? Only time will tell!
5. Tiger Woods
Tiger is extremely driven to be the best golfer that has ever lived. His poor vision is something he always felt held him back and that LASIK eye surgery was the right move.
6. Vijay Singh
Known for most powerful tee shots in the game, Vijay needed LASIK just to keep track of his shot.
7. LeBron James
We’re not saying his LASIK is responsible for his two championship wins and making him see that he wanted to return to Cleveland, but we’re not saying it didn’t either.
8. Dwayne Wade
Despite having LASIK for sometime now, it won’t stop Dwayne Wade from wearing a pair of spiffy spectacles in a post-game interview to accessorize his outfit.
9. Elton John
Do you have any idea how expensive it is to fit 5,000 pairs of gaudy custom glasses with prescription lenses? Let’s just say Sir Elton John is saving a fortune thanks to LASIK.
10. Michael Bolton
Here’s a little-known fact: Bolton’s classic “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You” was about laser vision correction surgery…we think.
11. Weird Al Yankovic
We wonder if “Weird Al” thanked his LASIK ophthalmologist with a special impromptu rendition of “Like a Surgeon.”
12. Courtney Cox
Once F.R.I.E.N.D.S. hit it big time, Courtney’s first big purchase was LASIK to rid her of wearing glasses constantly while reading scripts.
13. Nicole Kidman
After being nominated for an Academy Award, Nichole Kidman wanted LASIK so she wouldn’t need glasses to read her acceptance speech.
14. Brad Pitt
Let’s be honest, Fight Club would have been a totally different movie if Brad Pitt had been forced to wear glasses.
15. Reese Witherspoon
Thank goodness Reese had her LASIK surgery after she starred in Legally Blonde. Can you even imagine Elle Woods without her classic pink glasses?
16. Drew Carey
The “Price Is Right” host still wears his characteristic black-rimmed glasses to keep his signature look. However, he claims his LASIK procedure has allowed him access to activities he couldn’t with glasses, like scuba diving.
17. John Goodman
It wasn’t until after John Goodman’s role in The Big Lebowski that he realized LASIK was the exactly what he wanted.
18. Kim Kardashian
Kim always loved the way she looked in glasses, but once she heard that Kayne’s song, Guilt Trip was about him wanting to tell her he hated them, she quickly scheduled her LASIK eye surgery to fix her vision.
19. Judge Joe Brown
He may have ditched his characteristic glasses, but Judge Joe Brown can spot holes in a court defense better than ever after laser eye correction.
20. Brooke Shields
When you’ve got eyes like model and actress Brooke Shields, there’s just no sense in hiding behind thick glasses.
21. Dennis Quaid
It’s safe to say Dennis Quaid had a whole new Vantage Point on life once he had LASIK.
22. Richard Branson
As someone who repeatedly attempts to shatter world records, it’s no wonder that rebel billionaire and Virgin Group mogul Richard Branson sought to improve his vision through LASIK.
23. Kenny G
Given Kenny G’s supernatural saxophone talent, we imagine his LASIK procedure aimed at improving his golf game, not his smooth jazz wizardry.
24. Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson is a lot of things: actress, singer, TV star. But being almost blind from her terrible vision was not something she was willing to be.
25. Carlos Santana
It’s tough to catch this guitar god without his signature sunglasses, but we’re sure Santana’s licks are tastier than ever now that he can read music without thick glasses.
26. Patrick Ewing
No doubt, Ewing is one of the NBA’s historical greats. Still, if LASIK had been around prior to ’93, maybe he would have seen Muggsy driving to block his shot.
27. Adam Clayton
Legend has it that Adam and Bono showed up to a concert once wearing the same prescription sunglasses. Needless to say, Adam lost that battle.
These 27 celebrities all took the LASIK route toward improved vision. If you think laser eye surgery is right for you, schedule an appointment with Virginia Eye Consultants today to get your vision where you’ve always wanted it to be.