Smithtown, New York (PRWEB) June 27, 2012
Gold Medal Winner & World Cup Champion Skier Lindsey Vonn To Serve As LASIK Spokesperson For North Shore Eye Care
Losing a contact lens at 80 MPH while competing in a downhill event is something Olympic Gold Medalist, Lindsey Vonn no longer has to worry about thanks to LASIK, according to eye surgeon Jeffrey Martin, MD, medical director of North Shore Eye Care where Lindsey serves as official spokesperson.
“Having Lindsey serve as our spokesperson for LASIK and tell her story to people across the country will be a tremendous benefit for everyone who may be considering LASIK or wondering if LASIK is right for them,” said Dr. Martin. “It is also a huge honor for our practice that comes with being a member of the Better Vision Network.” As a founding board member of the Better Vision Network, Dr. Martin and his team of doctors and staff at North Shore Eye Care are recognized as an inner circle of refractive surgeons uniquely qualified to perform LASIK.
Lindsey Vonn is an American Alpine ski racer with the U.S. Ski Team and arguably the most dominant American female skier of all time. She has won four overall World Cup Championships and won the gold medal in downhill at the 2010 Winter Olympics, the first ever in the event for an American woman. She has also won five consecutive World Cup season titles in the downhill discipline, four consecutive titles in Super G and three consecutive titles in the combined of 2012.
But despite all of her success in Alpine skiing, Lindsey was having trouble with her vision. She was a long-term contact lens wearer, which became more and more difficult in the past few years. Like most other sports, perfect vision is critical for success in Skiing. In 2010 when Lindsey started having vision problems, she knew it was time to consider having LASIK. In June 2010 Lindsey had her LASIK procedure and now has better than 20/20 vision! “I decided to have LASIK because I noticed that it was becoming more difficult to see the gates and judge the terrain as I was skiing. I couldn’t clearly see the terrain on the mountain and the slightest miscalculation could mean the difference between winning and losing,” said Vonn.
Lindsey choice to have her LASIK procedure performed by a Better Vision Network surgeon for the following reasons:
After undergoing LASIK, Lindsey recently received the Hickok Belt Award in March 2012, making her the first female athlete to ever win the prestigious award. This award recognizes Lindsey as “the best of the best” in professional sports for the month and she beat out other finalists for the month of March, which include Tiger Woods, Roger Federer, Kevin Durant, Rory McIlroy and Marian Gaborik.
Lindsey is currently endorsed by Red Bull, Under Armour, Rolex, Head (Ski’s), Oakley, Vail Resorts, Briko, Leki, Jet Set and Better Vision Network.
North Shore Eye Care was founded by in Smithtown, Long Island by Dr. Sidney Martin in 1962 in an effort to offer local Long Island residents the same quality of comprehensive eye care found in the major medical centers around the country. During the past 50 years, his efforts have resulted in North Shore Eye Care becoming one of New York’s leading eye care providers. Today, they are the Official LASIK Provider of the New York Mets and the Official Eye Care Provider of the New York Islanders. They have also been voted “TOP DOCTORS” in the New York Metro Area by Castle Connolly, an independent medical research firm.
North Shore Eye Care is a full-service comprehensive eye care provider. Doctors on staff include: Jeffrey Martin, MD, Sidney Martin, MD, Lawrence Zweibel, MD, John Mauro, DO, Paul Choinski, MD, Grace O’Malley, MD, Sonya Dhar, MD, Stephen Greenberg, MD and Neil Nichols, MD. Today, North Shore Eye Care has offices in Smithtown, Riverhead, Holbrook and Deer Park.For additional information about North Shore Eye Care or this press release, please contact Jacqueline Hernandez at 631-265-8780.