Posted at 9:43 AM on June 7, 2006
by Ben Tesch
This is from April 2005, but it still interesting and relevant:
If steroids are cheating, why isn't LASIK?
A month ago, Mark McGwire was hauled before a congressional hearing and lambasted as a cheater for using a legal, performance-enhancing steroid precursor when he broke baseball's single-season home run record.
A week ago, Tiger Woods was celebrated for winning golf's biggest tournament, the Masters, with the help of superior vision he acquired through laser surgery.
What's the difference?
Because it's a corrective procedure. It brings you up to what is considered "the norm." Unless you suffer some sort of injury, there is no reason to use steroids except for performance enhancing, and that means it puts you "above the norm."
is lasik really any different than wearing glasses or contact lenses? what about contacts that improve vision past the norm?
Last time I checked, lasik isn't an illegal, controlled subtance that causes a variety of health issues........