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Lasik and Golf | Long Island Eye Doctor

Joel Kestenbaum, OD

Lasik and Golf

The top professional golfers from all over the world have descended on the Bethpage Black golf course to compete in this year’s 2009 US Open.  The two things they have in common are their love for golf and a vision………. a vision to win.

Speaking of vision, did you know that Tiger Woods had Laser Vision Correction (LASIK)?

So has…

  • Tom Kite
  • Fred Funk
  • Corey Pavin
  • Steve Elkington
  • Vijay Singh
  • Jesper Parnevik
  • and a host of other PGA professional golfers.

Many of these laser vision corrected golfers are at this week’s US Open.  Most have won tour events.  But no one has won more PGA tournaments than Tiger Woods who won consecutive tournaments after his LASIK procedure.  How good do you think Tiger’s vision is?

I am asked all the time if vision can be as good as with eyeglasses or contact lenses?  The answer is a resounding yes.  Many of my patients have achieved vision better than 20/20 after LASIK.  My son had LASIK in November, 2007 and continues to enjoy excellent vision.

I will reserve talking about the newest LASIK procedures for another blog.  Suffice it to say that LASIK may not only improve your enjoyment of golf, but also of life.  No contact lenses or eyeglasses to depend on……..just clear and comfortable vision every day.

Enjoy the US Open.

Dr. Joel Kestenbaum

Optix Family Eyecare Center


  1. nice blog,I can learn lot form you ,thank you very much.

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