Is Laser Eye Surgery a new legal performance enhancer?

Luuka Jones Canoe Slalom - London 2012

Luuka Jones Canoe Slalom - London 2012

You can probably understand why athletes all around the world are turning to laser eye surgery. Cumbersome glasses are not ideal, particularly in contact sports and contact lens wear does not suit everyone. Swimmers, cyclists, runners, gymnasts –would all benefit from having the procedure.

Since laser eye surgery can eliminate the need for glasses and contact lenses, it’s no surprise that Laser Eye Surgery is becoming a popular choice for sportspeople.
Due to the extraordinarily high success rates of laser eye surgery, a number of famous professional athletes have been on the record as turning to laser eye surgery. These include Tiger Woods (PGA), Tom Kite (PGA), LeBron James (NBA), Patrick Ewing (NBA).

A number of athletes competing in the 2012 London Olympic Games have had laser eye surgery performed, including New Zealand slalom kayaker Luuka Jones.

The 23-year-old had Laser Eye Surgery in April to help her navigate down the course without the rather annoying distraction of having to wipe her eyes.

Luuka Jones has “new set of eyes”, which has eliminated a serious disadvantage. “I’d worn glasses or contacts while kayaking for years,” she said.
Luuka Jones Canoe Slalom London 2012 second one“It was a pain, especially on a big course like this; you get a lot of water in your face and the contacts would actually stick to my eyes. I had to try and wipe my eyes as I was paddling, and when you’re trying to focus on the course, the last thing you want is to not be able to see out one eye.” Now she has a new view on Slalom Kayaking.

Luuka Jones is among the 30 million people who have undergone laser eye surgery for its legal ‘performance enhancing’ benefits.

Article source: Stuff.co.nz

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