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"Vanderpump Rules" Star Undergoes LASIK

Tom Sandoval

Tom Sandoval

Tom Sandoval, star of Bravo's reality show, "Vanderpump Rules" has ditched his glasses and contacts and opted for laser vision correction. According to an article that appeared on the website for the TV show "The Doctors" Sandoval said that he found putting in contacts "very annoying" and that he just wanted to be able to "get up and go." He also said he did not feel any pain during the procedure and is "very happy" he went ahead with it.

Many people underestimate how freeing it truly is to stop worrying about your contacts and glasses. Congratulations Tom! You can read the entire article here.

Laser Vision Correction and the U.S. Military

Capt. "Mulan" - Dr. Rubinfeld's patient

Capt. "Mulan" - Dr. Rubinfeld's patient

We at Re:Vision - Roy Rubinfeld enjoyed reading this piece about the problems involved with wearing glasses while aboard an F-15 fighter jet and how laser vision correction changed one military member's life. While glasses and contacts are often the first choice for people of all walks of life, they are not always the best or even the safest choice. To me this whole article really speaks to the idea of independence and the potential for improved visual freedom.

 

Read the article at this link.

Putting Your Eyes Where Your Mouth Is - Do LASIK Surgeons Get LASIK?

Dr. Rubinfeld after his laser vision correction procedure in 1995.

Dr. Rubinfeld after his laser vision correction procedure in 1995.

Ever met an eye doctor and wondered why they are wearing glasses? Why doesn’t he/she get LASIK? People often ask us why they meet eye doctors who wear glasses. If LASIK is such a good idea for others, why aren’t all eye doctors lining up for the procedure? A recent study shows us that, while you may meet the occasional doctor wearing glasses, that the overwhelming majority are actually having their eyes corrected through LASIK. The study, which can be found here, indicates that eye doctors who specialize in performing laser vision correction are actually four times more likely to have their own vision corrected than the general public.

 

Another study looked at physician satisfaction after they had laser vision correction themselves. These doctors reported high levels of satisfaction and better quality of life. In fact, 85% reported an actual increase in the quality of their vision as compared with when they wore glasses or contact lenses. Also, 39% reported that their ability to perform medical procedures accurately had improved.

So next time you see an eye doctor wearing glasses, it may just be that his specific condition cannot be overcome with LASIK, or perhaps he just feels more comfortable in glasses. Remember, eye doctors are people too.