[B]eing on a dusty baseball field regularly and constantly visiting cities with different climates and allergens are reasons why contacts may not be the best option for sports players.
Atlanta, Ga (PRWEB) May 06, 2013
Dr. Farooq Ashraf, an Atlanta LASIK surgeon and founder of the Atlanta Vision Institute, has offered vision advice for baseball fans on his practice’s blog. Ashraf suggests that LASIK surgery is a good option for baseball players and baseball enthusiasts alike, saying that anyone with an active lifestyle could potentially benefit from the procedure. The LASIK surgeon’s advice comes after several reports of baseball players considering having the procedure done have surfaced over that past few months.
“My staff and I have read several accounts of professional baseball players that have gotten LASIK done after becoming overwhelmingly frustrated with their contacts during a game. Some of the reports say that the players feel that their vision problems and eye irritation caused by contacts have affected their performance at games,” Ashraf said of the reports in an interview Monday.
“LASIK surgery has helped at least a few players that I know of,” he continued. “I believe that LASIK could be a great option for baseball fans for the same reasons that it works for players.” Ashraf cited contact irritation and impaired vision caused by dirty contacts as reasons baseball players choose LASIK. He also says that being on a dusty baseball field regularly and constantly visiting cities with different climates and allergens are reasons why contacts may not be the best option for sports players, but also for other people who are active or travel regularly.
Ashraf encourages those familiar with these annoyances to visit his website and conduct more research into LASIK surgery, saying that it can be a “life-changing procedure for those with poor vision.”
Dr. Ashraf is the founder of the Atlanta Vision Institute and a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in corneal and refractive surgery, as well as other treatments for astigmatism, glaucoma, cataracts and other eye conditions. He obtained his advanced training in ocular surgery Johns Hopkins University and has performed over 40,000 LASIK procedures. He has practices in both Atlanta and Dubai. For more information, visit http://www.atlanta2020.com.