Would you trust your doctor with your livelihood?
Dwyane Wade just put his $15,691,000 eyes in the hands of another man. The Miami Heat star joined his teammate LeBron James among athletes who've undergone Lasik eye surgery to improve vision.
Wade liked the surgery so much that he documented the procedure in a video just before and after being zapped. Yes, the video certainly seems like an advertisement, but it's still worth a look:
"I've seen a lot of people in my family get the eye surgery and its the greatest thing that happened to them," Wade says minutes before going under the laser. "I'm really looking forward to it. I know its gonna help my life, it might help me shoot better, so watch out!"
The odds are in Wade's favor with laser eye surgery. More than 90 percent of people are satisfied with the outcome after having their eyes done, according to the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Ninety-five percent of patients claimed improved vision, and 85 percent reported an improved quality of life after surgery.
Not all the numbers are good. Three percent of Lasik patients experience burning, glare and halo adverse side effects. Hopefully the only thing Wade will have to deal with is seeing visions of Dirk Nowitzki coughing.
While recovering from the Lasik procedure and wearing sunglasses to shade his eyes, Wade attended teammate Chris Bosh's wedding over the weekend in Miami, reports the NY Post.
While he might have to wear the shades for a few days, Wade was delighted with the outcome of the laser.
"It's kind of an amazing thing to see your eye wide open and to see something go right by it, see things touching it and you can't even feel it," Wade said just a few minutes after surgery.