In Light of Bode Miller Olympic Performance, Dr. Brian Davis of Davis Vision Center Emphasizes Not Waiting for LASIK Surgery

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Delaying LASIK surgery can cost more than expected.

Davis Vision Staff

There are millions of people currently living with vision impairments that don’t have to, and it really is just a matter of a quick 20-minute procedure. -Dr. Brian Davis

After finishing 8th in the Sochi Olympics men’s downhill event, American skier and gold medal-hopeful admitted that his vision was partially to blame for his lackluster performance, and regretted not undergoing a LASIK procedure that was previously scheduled. Dr. Brian Davis of Davis Vision Center in Utah hopes that this instance will encourage those with impaired vision to not put off corrective surgery.

“There are millions of people currently living with vision impairments that don’t have to, and it really is just a matter of a quick 20-minute procedure,” said Dr. Brian Davis. “More often than not, and in situations like with Bode Miller, people regret not undergoing the procedure when they could have so their vision would have been ideal when they needed it to be.”

In an interview after falling short of his downhill medal, Miller told reporters that his LASIK procedure was scheduled for earlier in the year, but at the time, his racing schedule took priority. On the day of the race, his impaired vision prevented him from reading upcoming terrain correctly with could cover that created flat light.

Dr. Davis noted that while most people won’t be missing out on a gold medal due to their poor vision, it certainly can be a matter of work performance, lifestyle enjoyment, or even safety in extreme cases. From everyday tasks like driving to extreme sports, vision is a critical element to ensure accuracy and safety.

“While many potential LASIK patients may be deterred from corrective surgery due to the perceived costs, what they don’t consider is the costs over a lifetime that they will be saving by not having to purchase eyeglasses and contacts regularly,” said Dr. Brian Davis. “It’s extremely rare for any patient to ever regret spending the time or the funds to get LASIK once they’ve experienced the results.”

LASIK itself is a quick, outpatient procedure that can correct both eyes in less than an hour. Patients generally experience little to no pain or discomfort, and experience some blurry vision for a few days after the surgery. The eyes are generally completely healed after two weeks and the patient can start enjoying perfect vision.

To complete a LASIK procedure, Dr. Davis uses the latest laser technology to alter the shape of the eye, thus changing how the light is reflected in the eye to improve vision. Having performed more than 27,000 corrective eye surgeries himself since 1996, Dr. Davis is one of the most experienced ophthalmologists in the state.

To find more information about the LASIK procedures Dr. Davis offers at Davis Vision Center in South Jordan, UT, please visit

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