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Comment from: George [Visitor] Email
IMHO, this isn't that much different than using technology to build a better driver, ball, etc. Should we back to the days of niblicks and mashies?

Whats the the real difference between eye surgery and glasses? Should people not be allowed to compete with eye glasses because they enhance their vision?

And Tiger clearly works his butt off in the gym - should that be banned also?

Also - its all out in the open. I think part of that it would be an embarrassment - what if a player was open about steriod use and they still sucked?

If Tiger didn't win nobody would care what he did. Besides, he has so much talent he could probably be blind in one eye and still win tournaments.

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2006-12-12 @ 19:40
Comment from: Kiel Christianson [Visitor] Email
George is right. This is a strawman argument. Unless Lasik surgery is shown to damage your liver/kidneys/heart/etc., and is made illegal because of it, there is no comparison.
2006-12-13 @ 16:40
Comment from: Barry G. [Visitor] Email
Working in the gym with steroids is not allowed because it will bring the results to above "normal".

Club enhancement above the legal limit is not allowed because it is beyond
"normal".

Eye enhancement beyond 20/20 also brings results beyond "normal".
There is a legitimate argument here. Maybe not worth pursuing because any
player can undergo the same surgery and get similar results.

Better vision will only help a player talented enough to benefit from it.
2006-12-13 @ 18:48
Comment from: Old Pro [Visitor]
Lasik is, according to many knowledgable folks, great for the visual acuity of many people. However, it had next to NOTHING to do with Tiger Wood's success! Prior to his surgery he was the best Junior Player in the world. He worked unbelievably hard on his swing and body and continued to improve his golf game. McDonalds could make the same claim since Tiger used to be well known for his fast food affection.
2006-12-14 @ 20:56
Comment from: Stacy [Visitor] Email
"Woods, pre LASIK lost his last 16 tournaments, post LASIK won 7 out of 10."

"Tom Lehman said LASIK improved his ability to "judge distances. Woods says he's "able to see slopes in greens a lot clearer." Woods' eye surgeon told the Los Angeles Times, "Golfers get a different three-dimensional view of the green after LASIK." They "can see the grain" and "small indentations. It's different. LASIK The psyPhilosophical actually produces, instead of a spherical cornea, an aspherical cornea. It may be better than normal vision."

http://www.prodivisiongolf.com/archives/golf_psychology/

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2006-12-15 @ 14:29
Comment from: David [Visitor] Email
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Though LASIK is safe method to get perfect vision it should be restricted to only in some situations. Because it is only a way where we can enjoy perfect vision and we even have substitue for that.So, as a optometrist i strongly support this article and request women to have LASIK surgery only after they become normal. http://americanlasiksurgeons.com/
2010-05-28 @ 22:10

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