Dubai LASIK Clinic Sees Increase in Patients Requesting Laser Eye Surgery to Play Sports

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Dubai LASIK Clinic Sees Increase in Patients Requesting Laser Eye Surgery to Play Sports

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LASIK is safe and extremely effective for athletes.

Atlanta Vision Clinic, center for LASIK in Dubai, is experiencing an increase in patients expressing concern regarding the safety of LASIK for athletes and those who frequently play sports. The influx of inquiries has been spurred by the recently concluded Dubai Open tennis championship games.

Patients have requested LASIK surgery specifically to improve game performance or increase participation that was limited by the use of contact lenses and eye glasses. Dr. Farooq Ashraf, visiting American board-certified ophthalmologist and medical director of Atlanta Vision Clinic has also received more inquiries regarding the safety and efficacy of LASIK for athletes and sports enthusiasts.

LASIK eliminates the safety and performance concerns caused by wearing glasses or contact lenses. While vision is improved almost immediately following LASIK surgery, athletes should anticipate at least two weeks of recovery and abstaining from playing or training. This time period allows the corneal flap to heal and fully reattach to the cornea. This reduces the risk that the cornea may be damaged or the flap dislodged by an accidental impact.

“LASIK is safe and extremely effective for athletes. Glasses and contact lenses limit peripheral vision which is imperative in many sports,” said Dr. Ashraf. “Athletes who wear glasses or contact lenses risk eye damage, especially in contact sports. Glasses or contact lenses can fall out or off the face, drastically impairing participation. With LASIK, these concerns are eliminated.”

Dr. Ashraf is an American trained, board-certified ophthalmologist, experienced LASIK surgeon and founder of the Atlanta Vision Clinic in Dubai. He has personally performed over 40,000 LASIK surgeries and specializes in corneal and refractive surgery, as well as other treatments for astigmatism, glaucoma, cataracts and other eye conditions. He obtained his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio and his advanced training in corneal and refractive surgery at Johns Hopkins University. In addition to the Atlanta Vision Clinic in Dubai, he also founded the Atlanta Vision Institute in the United States. For more information, please visit

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