What Can iLASIK Do for Athletes?

For many athletes, strong vision is not only important, it’s imperative. Whether they are keeping their eyes on the ball or the prize, athletes depend on having great vision to perform at their very best. It’s often necessary for them to react quickly in specific situations, using skills such as peripheral vision, visual tracking, and depth perception in order to be triumphant at season’s end.

Those with poor eyesight may quickly discover that the value of clear vision is undoubtedly clear. However, when it comes to sports, exercise and other physical activities, improving vision with glasses or contacts isn’t always convenient, practical, or safe. Utilizing the latest technology, iLASIK offers athletes and nonathletes alike, an excellent vision correction option that is entirely in a league of its own.

What Does the Procedure Involve?

iLASIK begins the journey to improved eyesight with, of all elements, a map. An advanced Wavescan system first creates a three dimensional map that displays the eye’s imperfections and unique characteristics.

After the custom map of the eye has been developed, an Intralase laser creates a corneal flap without the use of a blade. Lastly, an excimer laser system is used to correct visual imperfections including farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism.

The Benefits of iLASIK for Athletes

Undoubtedly, the main benefit iLASIK is its ability to quickly, safely, and effectively improve eyesight. But strictly speaking, how can athletes in particular benefit from this procedure?

No Need for Glasses or Contacts

Well, in addition to better vision clarity, athletes can experience reduced dependency on corrective lenses that can possibly impact their performance. For example, eyeglasses
should not be worn during high-contact sports and other vigorous physical activities. Not only can glasses get in the way, but more importantly, they can break and potentially cause serious eye injuries.

Accident-Free During Game Time

In comparison, contact lenses pose less of an issue for athletes. However, there is the risk of a lens falling out during sports activities, or causing eye irritation due to the build-up of dust or debris. If the clock is counting down or the finish line is in sight, avoiding these obstacles can make all the difference.

Visual Freedom

iLASIK offers athletes the advantages of increased visual freedom with more clarity. This can help them keep their focus on the sport, with fewer limitations to doing what they love and giving it their all.

Setting Your Sights on iLASIK

Clearer vision can be crucial to kicking the winning field goal, or simply enjoying the activities of day-to-day life. If you are considering improving your eyesight with iLASIK, contact Advanced Eye Medical for a consultation. We will carefully review your vision needs and candidacy for this procedure, in order to ensure the optimal results for your eyesight.