Proper vision can make a huge difference if you’re on the court, pitch, or field. That’s what motivated Carolina Panthers wide receiver Terrace Marshall Jr. to fix his vision with laser vision correction.
“[Vision] is very important,” Marshall said before his surgery. “Being a physical athlete, I’ve got to see what I have to do next. To see the next move, the next route, the ball in the air, it’s all very important.”
After previous consultations, Marshall received his LASIK/PRK eye procedure with CEENTA surgeon Dr. William Hammonds on June 30th.
As the official eye, ear, nose, and throat provider for the Carolina Panthers, CEENTA provides players access to all of its services to make time on the gridiron more enjoyable, including LASIK vision correction.
For those new to LASIK, it is a procedure that reshapes the cornea using laser-assisted technology to provide long-term vision correction for ideal candidates. Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is a version of refractive laser surgery that removes the outer layer of the cornea to treat vision loss. Patients often seek these two procedures as alternatives to glasses and contact lenses.
“Optimal vision is critical for a professional athlete, especially a wide receiver like Terrace who relies on excellent hand eye coordination to make difficult catches and moves after the reception,” said Dr. Hammonds. “LASIK is a great way to correct your vision without glasses, the procedure is quick and painless with a rapid recovery time.”
Patients who seek LASIK care are often between the ages of 18 to 55. As a 22-year-old, Marshall fit right in the middle of this demographic and can anticipate optimal results from his procedure.
During the procedure, Dr. Hammonds explained each step of the process to Marshall to keep him informed at all times, and he used accompanying video for family members wanting to see the surgery. The overall procedure took less than 15 minutes for both eyes.
“It’s time for me to see clearer,” Marshall remarked to Dr. Hammons and his team.
Whether you’re on the field or in the stands, your eyesight is important. CEENTA’s team of LASIK surgeons can remedy your blurry vision and help you leave the glasses and contacts on the sidelines. Schedule your next LASIK consultation with CEENTA today for a crystal-clear experience.
This blog is for informational purposes only. For specific medical questions, please consult your doctor. New patients can make appointments online with our eye doctors in North and South Carolina. Current patients can also make appointments through myCEENTAchart with physicians they have already seen.