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LASIK the Refs: Learn How to Flip a Coin!

December 23, 2008

Get Your Eyes Examined before its late!

Did you see Monday night’s game between the Pack and the Bears?  The game goes into overtime after Mason Crosby has his field goal blocked at the end of regulation.  Referee Ron Winter begins the coin toss. Ryan Grant of the Packers calls “tails”.  Winter tosses the coin, it veers left, bounces off the helmet of the Bear’s Brian Urlacher, hits the ground,everyone scrambles to find the coin, and… “heads!” The announcer yells, “What kind of terrible coin toss is that?  It hit Brian Urlacher in the head!… I have never seen people chase after the coin…”

Chicago receives the ball, marches down the field, and kicks the game winning field goal. UNBELIEVABLE! Who knows what happens if we get a normal coin toss, maybe the Pack wins it, marches down the field, and wins?!
I know Ron Winter was wearing his glasses during the toss.  Maybe the sub-zero temperature caused the glasses to fog leading to the errant toss!  I’ll say it again:  “Winter, get your eyes examined, if you are a good candidate for LASIK, come to me and I’ll do it for free!!”
But if that isn’t enough to convince you to consider LASIK, here are some testimonies from patients of mine about how getting LASIK done has affected them:
  • Paul Stewart, NHL Referee: “It was flawless, I felt well-informed before the surgery and as the process happened I had no nervousness, I felt well-informed and painless…[when he woke up today] I reached for my glasses so I could see the clock and see the TV and I found out I didn’t need them! [If he got LASIK done earlier] As a referee in the NHL, I perhaps would have been able to focus more clearly on what was happening in front of me.”
  • Andrew: “My night vision, it’s interesting. I had problems with my contacts just focusing at night it’s happened in the last couple years, my ability to focus, head on lights were starting to bother me. Now it’s seemed to improve. I mean the first week after surgery there was a little bit of glowing, but it almost immediately went away and now my night vision is twice as good as it was prior to the surgery, my ability to focus, I’m not bothered with head on lights as much, and I have no halo experience at all…I love it, it’s one of the best things I ever did.”
  • USA Field Hockey player Caroline Nichols: “My vision rocks! It’s actually surprising because I didn’t think I could see that bad before. So, you have your own idea in your head about what you can see and what you can’t see, and waking up this morning–I was doing the things I normally do–I was driving and I was looking at signs that I couldn’t see before and I didn’t realize I couldn’t really see until I was on the road and I was like, ‘Wow!’ Everything is just so much clearer. I couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t believe that I couldn’t see that well before. This is totally bringing my game to the next level. I can’t wait.”
  • Tristan: “It’s been incredible since the surgery. There’s been so many things that I see differently and better–walking around the house, seeing my kids, driving, the details I see on the road, even the trees and plants in the yard, it’s completely different…It’s a totally different world. It’s wild.”


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