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I am a professional boxer, can I have Lasik ?

Any person who has chances of being hit, punched or poked in the eye should consider prk/lasek rather than lasik. Although the lasik flap heals very well within a week of the surgery, severe trauma may move the flap. We recommend wearing protective goggles when engaged in sports/situations where you could be hit in the eye. This is good protection anyway, even if you did not have lasik. With prk/lasek, there is no corneal flap and the eye goes back to the exact same shape as before the procedure.

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