Serious about sport. Serious about vision.
Nothing can get in the way of you and sport.
Torrential rain, family obligations, a thick covering of snow — these pesky little disruptions are enough to stop most people from lacing up their running shoes or getting on the bike, but not you.
There could be a warning of impending nuclear war and mini-van sized hailstones pelting down outside, but that still wouldn’t stop you.
All you need is your physical health and most your marbles still intact, and you’re set. Unfortunately, this means anyone with poor vision can face problems when trying to train and compete, particularly at the highest level.
And as an athlete or sportsperson, it’s not as if you can fix the problem by balancing a pair of glasses on your face or wearing delicate and irritating contact lenses. So, like all the other barriers, you push through it. The difference is that this time, your performance is compromised. But that’s not even the half of it. The fact is if you suffer from poor vision, it’s unlikely you will ever realise your full potential.
It’s no coincidence that many of the world’s top athletes and sports people who wore glasses or contact lenses have had Laser Eye Surgery. Particularly those in sports that require optimal hand-eye coordination and accuracy like golf and shooting.
Master golfers like Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh, and Tom Kite have all had the treatment, benefiting from improved depth perception and sharpness of vision. Likewise world class shooters like British marksman Russell Simmonds, who can place all his rounds in a space the size of a saucer from up to 1,000 yards.
To perform at this level, it’s a given that most competitors need to have 20:20 vision or better. According to several worldwide studies on Laser Eye Surgery results, 20:20 vision, the minimum required to be a fighter pilot, can be expected by around eighty-five percent of patients. With the figure rising to as high as 96 percent depending on the clinic you go to.
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But Laser Eye Surgery is not only good for target sports. Those in high-energy and water sports like swimming and triathlon racing have just as much to benefit. GB triathlete Jodie Shann used to wear lenses to compete. In interviews, he’s talked about how he’d worry about losing them in the swim stage of the race or smearing them with sweat/sunscreen and having to finish with blurry vision. He’d also suffer from very dry eyes in the afternoon following an early morning training session.
If you get rid of the eyewear and you can get rid of the hassle, worry, and hindrance on your game. Imagine not having to faff around with glasses or contacts and having full, uninterrupted vision — 100 percent of the time. But not only that, even if your vision isn’t too bad to start out with, Laser Eye Surgery could refine it further, helping you to reach levels of performance not possible with poor vision.
Up your game and contact our clinic today to book your Laser Eye Surgery consultation.