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UFC Fighters with LASIK

Category: LASIK

MMA Fighter Aquaman Gets SMILE Eye Surgery: How a Change in UFC Policy Led Him to Get LASIK

Can MMA Fighters Get LASIK? 

Anthony Ivy, known as “Aquaman” in the MMA (mixed martial arts) world, decided it was time for a change and got SMILE LASIK eye surgery. When new updates to the UFC league rules and regulations against contacts and glasses while fighting left him struggling to see, he knew it was time for him to get SMILE. Many pro MMA fighters are choosing to get SMILE LASIK surgery so they can continue competing without having to worry about their vision. Ivy mentioned that the update is not allowing fighters to wear contacts or glasses while competing. At Parkhurst NuVision San Antonio, we specialize in helping athletes achieve their best natural vision and improve their performance by completing laser eye procedures! 

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Sports After LASIK 

Being able to see clearly is important for any athlete, whether you’re playing football, basketball, baseball, or any other sport. If you wear glasses or contact lenses, you know that they can be a real pain – literally. Glasses can get knocked off during a game, and contacts can dry out your eyes and cause discomfort. A LASIK procedure can help you avoid all of these problems and play the sport you love without having to worry about your vision.  


Boxing After LASIK 

If you love boxing, or any other sports for that matter, you know the struggle of wearing your glasses and contacts while competing. One second, you’re hitting the match winning strike and the next, your glasses have fallen off and you look like Velma from Scooby Doo. If you’re a boxer, you know that having clear vision is essential for success in the ring. Glasses can get knocked off during a match, and contacts can dry out your eyes and cause irritation.  


Jiu Jitsu After LASIK 

Keeping yourself safe means not needing to worry about your contacts falling out of your eyes while in a dangerous area or your glasses getting knocked off in an altercation. While many fighters learn Jiu Jitsu to protect themselves from harm, it also helps to not have a hinderance of glasses and contacts that could leave you vulnerable to others. 

If you’re a professional athlete or just someone who loves to play sports, LASIK procedure can help you improve your match. Schedule a consultation with us today to see if you’re a candidate for SMILE Eye Surgery also! 

Be sure to talk to one of our doctors about not only the benefits of LASIK, but also any risks of LASIK that may pertain to your individual needs and circumstances. 

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