Luke Bonfield excelled in the outfield for the Arkansas Razorbacks, but his time on the diamond took a toll on his eyes.
“When you put a good swing on the ball, and you hear that bat hit the ball and that crack sound, you know you hit it really well. It’s the best feeling in the world.” Professional Baseball player and former Arkansas Razorback had been in glasses and contacts since he was 12.
“Before I had LASIK when I had my contacts in they would always be getting dry. There’s dirt on a baseball field. It was tough honestly because in the middle of an inning I’d feel like I would have to change my contacts because it became blurry.”
Dr. Steven Vold performed LASIK, also known as laser vision correction, on Bonfield at Vold Vision in Fayetteville. ” Our goal for all patients is to give them at least 20/20 vision uncorrected. When you’re talking major league ballplayers, I can just tell you, I’ve learned from past experience, 20/20 doesn’t get the job done. We really need to get to 20/15. 20/12 or even 20/10. If we can get there. then all of a sudden it gives them an edge in the baseball world. For someone like Luke, we want him to be an all-star on the major league level, so I want to give him every little advantage I can. And that’s where using the technology that we have, it allows us to give him a quality of vision that he’s probably never experienced in his entire life.”
“I’m seeing 20/15 now. I feel great and I feel like I can see the ball so well. A lot better than when I had my contacts in. My vision with my contacts was 20/20. Now I’m 20/15 but it really feels like something extra now that there’s not a layer over my eyeball.”
Dr. Vold says, ” It gives me tremendous joy to see him and everyone around him just extremely happy with the results that he’s had here.”
For more information on LASIK visit Vold Vision’s website.