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Playing Sports After LASIK SurgeryDo you enjoy sports and other active pastimes, but are frustrated that your glasses or contact lenses impede your ability to pursue them? If so, it might be time to consider having LASIK vision correction surgery with King LASIK.

LASIK is a quick and painless procedure that requires minimal downtime. In fact, most patients achieve a dramatic improvement in their vision within 24 to 48 hours after surgery. Also, more than 99 percent of LASIK patients achieve 20/20 vision or better following the procedure, and many are able to reduce drastically or eliminate completely their daily dependence on prescription glasses or contact lenses. This gives them the freedom to enjoy the sports and active pursuits that they may not have been able to enjoy before, due to their reliance on pesky prescription eyewear. Here is a sample of sports and activities that are more enjoyable after LASIK.

Basketball (and Other Contact Sports)

If you are a basketball player with poor vision or have ever seen professional basketball players wearing goofy-looking goggles, you know how frustrating it can be to play contact sports while wearing prescription eyewear. There is always a risk of incidental contact from other players, which can be especially dangerous when wearing glasses or contact lenses. With LASIK, however, you can achieve freedom from glasses, so you no longer have to worry about your glasses breaking if someone accidentally hits you in the eye with his or her elbow.


Runners with poor vision often suffer as well. Glasses tend to slip down the nose when runners sweat, and contact lenses can dry out while running. Think of how liberating it would be to go for a run without having to deal with the hassle of prescription eyewear. This can be a reality with LASIK surgery.

SCUBA Diving

Swimming with contact lenses is a burden in itself. Chlorine can affect contact lenses, and the simple act of swimming through the water often causes contact lenses to fall out. For SCUBA divers, wearing contact lenses is not even an option. When diving, the atmospheric pressure increases the further down you go. This increasing pressure can cause contact lenses to become suctioned to the eye, which can cause dangerous vision problems. Thankfully, undergoing LASIK surgery can make these worries a thing of the past.

To schedule a free consultation to learn more about how LASIK can give you the freedom to pursue your favorite active pastimes, please contact King LASIK by calling (877) 551-2020.