World’s Best Female Skier has Eyesight Corrected at Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute
Dr. Robert Maloney has personally performed over 65,000 vision correction procedures.
Los Angeles, CA June 1st 2010 - Lindsey Vonn, the most successful American skier in history, had LASIK performed by Dr. Robert K. Maloney of the Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute and now has better than 20/20 vision..
An American alpine ski racer, Vonn has won three consecutive overall World Cup and downhill championships 2008-2010, the first American woman and second woman ever to accomplish this. Vonn then won the gold medal in downhill at the 2010 Winter Olympics, the first ever in the event for an American woman. Vonn also won consecutive World Cup season titles in Super G and a title in the combined. With her 37 World Cup wins in four disciplines, her Olympic gold and bronze medals, two World Championship gold medals in 2009 (plus two silver medals in 2007), Vonn has become the most successful American female in ski racing history.
"I decided to have LASIK because I noticed that it was becoming more difficult to see the gates and judge the terrain as I was skiing. I couldn’t clearly see the terrain on the mountain and the slightest miscalculation could mean the difference between winning and losing," said Vonn. "After doing a ton of research and consulting with my team of doctors, one name kept coming up, and that was Dr. Maloney."
"Professional sports demand perfect vision," said Dr. Maloney. "We are hoping that perfect vision helps Lindsey to more gold medals in 2014. And if LASIK can help an already world-class athlete, imagine how it can enhance the enjoyment of sports for any active adult."
The day after their LASIK procedures, Lindsey tweeted, "I am already seeing 20/20 in both eyes and they expect after a few more days of healing it will be 20/15 in both. My husband only had his right eye done and he is already seeing 20/15. I can't believe how crisp and clear everything is, I'm so excited!"
Robert K. Maloney, MD, MA (Oxon), is a former Rhodes Scholar and Summa Cum Laude graduate of Harvard University. He completed his education at Oxford University and Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Maloney was the first surgeon in western North America to perform LASIK surgery as part of the original FDA clinical trials. He is Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at UCLA, and one of the Directors of the Maloney-Shamie Vision Institute, in Los Angeles, California. Voted by his peers as one of America’s top ten vision-correction specialists in a nationwide survey conducted by Ophthalmology Times, Dr. Maloney has trained more than 1,000 surgeons in the use of the excimer laser, conducted 17 FDA investigational trials, and has personally performed more than 65,000 vision-correction surgeries.
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