LASIK eye surgery is a procedure that corrects poor vision due to nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism. If you become a candidate for this procedure, your quality of life will be improved by being able to enjoy sports and activities that were otherwise impossible with glasses. You won’t have to waste time putting on contact lenses either.
Aren’t convinced yet? Even the hottest celebrities, athletes, and Hollywood A-listers are lining up to receive this state-of-the-art treatment. Here are a few of the world’s top celebrities you never knew had LASIK that continue to see the benefits of LASIK to this day.
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian also chose LASIK eye surgery to ensure she always looked flawless on the red carpet without glasses or contacts. She famously received the procedure on the reality show Keeping Up With the Kardashians and has been outspoken about its positive impact on her life.
Supermodel Cindy Crawford, known internationally for her beauty, had life changing results, but what excited her the most was the little things. Watching TV and driving without glasses were among the things she wasn’t able to do on a daily basis.
Minimal changes like these are not just beneficial for celebrities, the average person will enjoy them as well. Not having to take that extra step to look for your glasses in the middle of the night, just being able to open your eyes and see is a wonderful feeling.
Lebron James is a perfect example of what you can do when you want to play sports, but glasses are holding you back. Lebron was able to secure three championship rings by taking the step to perfect vision. Seeing clearer has definitely given him an advantage in all his basketball games.
Courtney Cox didn’t seek LASIK for vain purposes, she enhanced her vision to be able to do her job as an actress better. She once struggled to read scripts with her fellow Friends co-stars and had a difficult time reading teleprompters. If you have a job where you’ve been straining your eyes to see, maybe an office job, now is the time to get yourself out of that torture.
After starring in Legally Blonde, Reese Witherspoon took the plunge and swapped her pair of glasses for perfect vision. To this day, she hasn’t had a complication and looks better than ever.
Brooke Shields has graced the cover of numerous magazines, done endless photoshoots and starred in film and television. Wearing glasses would have prevented her from taking the multiple opportunities she was able to secure. Wearing contact lenses, while not as noticeable as glasses, can be irritating, causing more eye problems than just poor vision. Shields took this into consideration and underwent LASIK instead.
Jessica Simpson was close to being considered legally blind until she decided to correct her vision with LASIK eye surgery. After achieving clear vision, she continued her successful singing and acting career. She then added business woman to her list of job titles.
Nicole Kidman spent many years of her life walking around without really knowing what the world looks like. She made the smart decision of setting an appointment for LASIK. Kidman was able to enjoy the rest of her career without the need to wear glasses when she had to read important speeches like her acceptance speech at the Academy Awards.
Even though Brad Pitt donned spectacles and contacts for many years, it’s hard to imagine his stunning good looks hidden behind a pair of glasses. The A-list actor didn’t receive LASIK surgery until 2010. Ever since then, he’s been able to perform in action-packed movies like World War Z without worrying about whether or not a contact will slip out.
Long after he portrayed a heroic and charismatic captain on Star Trek, William Shatner received laser eye surgery on one of his eyes—and he didn’t need 23rd Century technology to achieve perfect results. The former Starfleet Captain said the procedure was “absolutely painless.” Despite not being a Vulcan, his decision to receive the procedure was a logical choice.
Dwayne Wade has an impeccable NBA record, but like any athlete, he aimed to perfect his already impressive stats. Dwayne underwent LASIK knowing it was simple, quick, fast, easy, and would improve his quality of life.
This might be surprising for you considering Elton John is as famous for his eyewear as much as his voice, but he has actually had LASIK eye surgery. Now the glasses are just an accessory, Elton is happy to have perfect vision now.