James sees better than ever after eye surgery »

Sep 14, 2007 at 2:07 am | lebron-jameslifestyle

LeBron James took another step toward improving his game last week, undergoing Lasik eye surgery in Beverly Hills, Calif. The procedure, performed by Dr. Kerry K. Assil, is designed to improve vision and assures a faster recovery. James’ vision has improved to 20/15, according to Assil, and he has already been cleared to resume workouts. Lasik, which typically takes 10 to 15 minutes, involves a surgeon creating a corneal flap. The flap is then peeled back and a laser is used to reshape the cornea. Once the cornea is reshaped, light rays coming into the eye will properly focus on the retina for clearer vision. James recently led the United States team to a gold medal in the FIBA Americas tournament in Las Vegas, which qualified them for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. He is scheduled to host the season premiere of “Saturday Night Live” from New York on Sept. 29. On Oct. 2, James and the Cavaliers open training camp and defense of their Eastern Conference championship. Source: The Plain Dealer.