EyeCare 20/20 Supports LASIK® For the Gold Organization

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Cary M. Silverman, M.D., started the organization to support Team USA in all Olympic Games. Dr. Silverman and the entire EyeCare 20/20 team anxiously await the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro

An avid sports fan, Cary M. Silverman, M.D., Medical Director of EyeCare 20/20 in East Hanover, New Jersey, began LASIK® For The Gold as a means of helping to support some of America’s top athletes who participate in Olympics sports.

In the fall of 2009, Dr. Silverman treated 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist BMX rider Jill Kintner. Since then, word of Dr. Silverman’s services spread and athletes from a wide range of sporting event from across the country have traveled to EyeCare 20/20’s state-of-the-art facilities for their own LASIK® surgery.

There’s no question that vision plays an enormous role in nearly every sport. While the sports fan in him would love to have been able to compete at the Olympic level, Dr. Silverman's talent lies in surgical eye care. So, whether helping a bobsled driver to see the ice more clearly or a hockey player have improved peripheral vision, he's happy to share his skills in the operating room.

The London 2012 LASIK® for the Gold team included:

  •     Arielle Martin- US WOMEN'S BMX
  •     Tim Hutten- US MEN'S WATER POLO
  •     Caroline Nichols- US WOMEN'S FIELD HOCKEY

The London 2012 LASIK® for the Gold contenders included:

  •     Tommy Schmitz - U.S. CROSS COUNTRY
  •     Ibtihaj Muhammad - U.S. Fencing
  •     Daria Schneider - U.S. Fencing
  •     Melinda Owen - U.S. Pole Vaulting
  •     Mike Etropolski - U.S. Fencing
  •     Samson Dubina - U.S. Table Tennis
  •     Darren Niedermeyer - U.S. Pole Vaulting
  •     Ashley Nee - U.S. Women's Kayak
  •     Kathy Darling - U.S. Women's Handball

Dr. Silverman and EyeCare 20/20 is also proud to support the following Winter Olympians:

  •     Curt Tomasevicz - U.S. Men's Bobsled- 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist
  •     Chad Hedrick - U.S. Men's Speedskating- 2010 Olympic Silver and Bronze Medalist 2006 Olympic Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalist
  •     Katherine Reutter - U.S. Women's Speedskating- 2010 Olympic Silver and Bronze Medalist
  •     Kristi Leskinen - Women's Freestyle-Skier- 2005 Winter X Games Bronze Medalist, Winner ABC's The Superstars
  •     Molly Engstrom - U.S. Women's Ice Hockey- 2010 Olympic Silver Medalist, 2006 Olympic Bronze Medalist
  •     Dan Joye- U.S. Men's Luge
  •     Jill Kintner- U.S. Women's BMX- 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist
  •     Erin Pac- U.S. Women’s Bobsled- 2010 Olympic Bronze Medalist

For more information on LASIK® for the Gold team members or EyeCare 20/20, please visit eyecare2020.com or call 973-664-7794.

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About EyeCare 20/20
EyeCare 20/20 has been serving patients in East Hanover and throughout northern New Jersey since 1986. Our expertise and procedures attract patients from as close as Manhattan to as far away as all Argentina and Switzerland.

About Cary M. Silverman, M.D.
Dr. Silverman is founder and medical director of EyeCare 20/20. He has been named one of the best doctors in the New York Metro Area by Castle, Connolly Medical Ltd. each year consecutively from 1997 to 2011.

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