Sports Enthusiasts Choosing Laser Eye Surgery

By Adam Singleton (

Ezine ArticleIf you’re an active kind of person, you’ll know how good it feels to workout. However, if you’re also a wearer of contacts or glasses, you’re also sure to know how annoying it can be to deal with these vision aids when all you want to do is run a few miles on the treadmill or take part in your favourite sport. While you may find there are some pursuits that can be enjoyed without glasses, swimming can be one, there are plenty of activities that require keen observation and accurate vision, meaning people without twenty-twenty vision can find themselves stuck with trying to accommodate their glasses or contacts.

While you might not find wearing glasses too tricky for a sport like golf, it’s a very different story when it comes to something like rugby, few pairs of glasses would survive a few scrums! What’s more, if you’re likely to get hot and sweaty when working out or indulging in your favourite sport you’ll know what it feels like to have your glasses struggling to stay balanced on your slippery nose. Therefore, it’s little wonder that so many professional sports people and enthusiasts have turned to laser eye surgery to enhance their performance or greater enjoy their workouts.

Being able to dispose with the need for contacts or glasses can be a real boon for people who are passionate about keeping fit, allowing them to see clearly when swimming or running and taking away the worry about breaking glasses or losing contacts during a rough workout. Some celebrities who’ve had laser eye surgery include Scottish rugby stars Max Evans and Marcus Di Rollo as well as Olympic rower Tom Solesbury. Candidates for laser eye surgery have to be over 18, and choosing to correct vision in this way is a popular choice for promising young athletes or sportsmen who would otherwise be held back in their chosen fields.

However, it’s important to remember that you should avoid sports for a short period of time when having laser eye surgery, so it’d a good idea to look ahead on your calendar before booking an appointment. This is because it’s best to give your eyes a good amount of time to heal before taking part in anything rough or potentially dangerous. Luckily the recovery time is short and most people can be back to playing sports two weeks after surgery. It’s recommended to wait a month before taking part in any aquatic sports though. However, compared to a lifetime of improved vision, many people think laser eye surgery is worth it!

To discuss how we can improve your Vision with Laser Eye Surgery, call us on 1800 DR EYES (1800 37 3937) to talk to one of our Patient Care Team now or Book Online for your FREE Laser Eye Surgery assessment today.