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Who has more riding on their eyes than scores of professional athletes that make millions of dollars for the talent and skill associated with their eyes. These athletes depends on their eyes for their lucrative livelihood, fame, and popularity, and stand to lose more than just millions of dollars should something go wrong.
Yet, every year, hundreds of professional athletes, as well as government aviators, CEOs, actors, models and (gasp!) DOCTORS undergo LASIK Eye Surgery every year. Why would they take such a risk when they stand to lose so much? Because LASIK Surgery is one of the most successful procedures, elective or otherwise that someone can have! LASIK takes only minutes, is relatively painless, and allows the patient to be back doing everyday things, such as working and driving, by the next day. Moreover, new technology has eliminated the need for a blade at all. This new procedure, known as IntraLASIK uses a laser to make reach the inner layers of the cornea. No longer is there a risk of a slip or complication while the surgeon holds a knife. IntraLASIK has recently been approved by the United States Government to be performed on some of their most treasured personnel - an approval that they did not give before.
So, on the replays, when you see Tiger Woods look so intently at that 19th hole at the U.S. Open, know that he is looking with vision far superior than he ever had before. He stood to lose lots, but because of the remarkably low risk, he ended up winning big.