I started synchronize swimming when I was 14 years old. Over the years, my desire to perform has only increased… right alongside my level of myopia!
During my first year with the national AA team, I realized how important clear vision was because there’s a higher degree of precision. Whether it was to see my teammates in the pool, or to analyze my performance on video, I needed better vision. So I started wearing my contacts under my swimming goggles every day. The problem came when I had to compete because I had to do four minute performances without goggles. So when I had to open my eyes under water I prayed that my contacts would stay put. Unfortunately, half the time I would feel my contact lenses move and I would lose concentration. Often a contact lens would fall out, so then I was forced to finish the performance with one eye blurry and the other eye clear, which would make me dizzy.
I went for a consultation at LASIK MD in 2011 and I was impressed by the friendliness of the staff. They informed me that I was a candidate and that the procedure would change my life.
I was more nervous on the day of my surgery than I was before performing at the World Championships! Still, the staff and surgeon explained the procedure and I was able to ask all of my questions. In 10 minutes, it was all finished. The next morning, like magic, I had new eyes.
No longer requiring contact lenses during training and competitions has had a huge benefit; I’m not preoccupied with my contacts and I’m finally able to look at the judges during competitions! As they say; a picture is worth a thousand words.
Thanks LASIK MD, it’s a life-changing procedure that I’ll recommend to everyone.
Canadian national team synchronized swimmer
No longer requiring contact lenses during training and competitions has had a huge benefit. Thanks LASIK MD, it’s a life-changing procedure that I’ll recommend to everyone.