Olympic News: Team USA Fencer Daria Schneider to undergo eye Surgery as part of the LASIK FOR GOLD Program.

US National Team member Daria Schneider recently posted on her facebook fan page:

Just put on what will probably be my last pair of contacts EVER!!! So excited to be a part of LASIK For The Gold! Follow my journey to 20 20 vision without the help of contacts on my facebook fan page Daria Hyla Schneider! I’m scheduled for surgery next Thursday at EyeCare 20/20!

Daria is participating in a program that has now helped numerous Olympians to receive free Lasik eye surgery in hopes of improving their performance via improved vision.

About the Program:

In the fall of 2009, Dr. Silverman treated 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist BMX rider Jill Kintner. Since then, word of Dr. Silverman’s services has spread and athletes from sports of all sorts, from across the country, have traveled to EyeCare 20/20’s state-of-the-art facilities for their own LASIK surgery. 

EyeCare 20/20 has a great deal of respect for those athletes who choose to dedicate themselves to their respective sports simply for the love of the game. For all of these kids, it’s not about the money, because for most of them compete in sports that have very little potential for financial gain. They do what they do because they love to compete, because they want to be the best, because they want to test themselves against the top athletes in the world their sport has to offer to see where they stand. We admire that a great deal and are honored to play even a small part in helping them accomplish their dreams. For these athletes, the gold medal is indicative of the highest level of accomplishment in sport. That’s why we created LASIK For The Gold.

Check out their website: http://www.lasikforthegold.com/

What do you think of this interesting program?





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