Monday, June 23, 2008

Is Lasik Cheating?

Recognize those eyes? They belong to Tiger Woods, probably the winningest, most famous golfer in all of the sport. Those are some extremely focused eyes. But Tiger's eyes were not perfect, and he had laser surgery to correct his vision. This would never have occurred to me, but some people seem to think that's cheating. I don't see how. I think it would be the same thing to say that wearing glasses or contacts is cheating, and I really don't believe anyone has said that. Besides, just being able to see the hole you're supposed to put that little white ball in, doesn't mean that you can. There's a whole lot more involved, like skill, practice, and determination.

Lasik is a surgical procedure that involves reshaping the cornea to reduce or eliminate the need for corrective lenses. One of these days I would really like to go for an evaluation and see if Lasik is right for me. I've been wearing glasses since grade school, and it would be so nice not to be dependent on them any more. There is quite a bit of information on this Lasik in San Francisco website, and I think the more information I have, the more comfortable I will be with the whole process. They say on the site that it is perfectly natural to be nervous about the procedure, so yes, there's that. Also the cost has always put me off, but the cost of Lasik seems pretty affordable nowadays. It's just a matter of balancing cost and choosing a high quality Lasik center with a good record and reputation.

I bet even if I get Lasik surgery and have perfect vision, I still couldn't beat Tiger at golf. Just ignore the fact that I've never played in my life....