Talk About a Fine Line: LASIK For Tightrope Walkers
Jan 31st, 2014 - Blog

See Clearly Now with Lasik

For Nik Wallenda, seeing clearly is more than a matter of preference; it could be the difference between life and death.

When the daredevil and world-famous tightrope walker made his famous walk across Niagara Falls, he went down in history as one of the world’s most famous performers.  However, when Wallenda crossed the Grand Canyon on a tightrope, he complained that his contact lenses dried out, causing him discomfort and possibly even endangering him by distracting his concentration from the performance.  After he successfully completed the act, he complained of serious pain from the wind drying his contact lenses which he was, of course, unable to hydrate during the canyon crossing.

What is a tightrope walker to do when his contacts give him trouble?  Get LASIK surgery, of course!

A Long Time Coming

Wallenda opted to have LASIK after his Grand Canyon performance, citing the drying of his contact lenses during that performance as a major reason.  Wallenda, 34, has had contact lenses for twenty years, since the age of 14, and notes that clear vision is crucial to him as he attempts his daredevil feats.  In fact, poor vision could literally be life-threatening to Wallenda, who is noted for attempting breathtaking highwire feats that require optimum sight and concentration.

“Amazing to be able to see so clearly!” Wallenda posted on his Facebook page after his surgery.  He seems to be very pleased with the results.

Can LASIK Help Me?

For those who are unable to see clearly without the help of corrective lenses, LASIK may be a solution to eyesight problems, even if they are not tightrope walkers!

To date, millions of Americans have found that LASIK is the answer to their sight problems and frees them to enjoy life to the fullest without the inhibition of glasses or contact lenses.  For patients who are suitable candidates, LASIK can be a permanent solution to vision issues that provides much better correction than any glasses or contact lenses.

Global Laser Vision of San Diego provides not only LASIK services but also PRK, cataract treatment and regular eye exams.  For more than 13 years, Global Laser Vision has provided solutions for those who are struggling with less-than-perfect vision.  Trained professionals can explain the options available, the cost and other factors in order to help patients make the right personal decision about eye care.

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