Laser eye surgery, or LASIK, is a popular surgery that helps correct vision in people who are nearsighted, farsighted, or astigmatism.
It is one of the vision correction surgeries, which works by reshaping your cornea, so that light focuses on the retina in the back of your eye, according to WebMD.
Doctors often indicate laser eye surgery to people with refractive errors, such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism (blurry vision).
Many celebrities had these vision problems and wearing eyeglasses or contacts in their daily lives was not feasible to them. However, they eventually went on to get laser eye surgery.
Here are some of the world’s biggest celebrities who had undergone laser eye surgery:
Like Kidman, Taylor Swift did not have perfect vision so she had to wear glasses and contacts almost all the time. The singer shared her story of undergoing laser eye surgery on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Fallon contacted Swift’s mother, who provided him with a video of Swift at home after her surgery, on a lot of medication, per the news outlet.
Nicole Kidman once said she was very blurry, which is why she had to wear glasses for years. He vision deteriorated so she decided to get LASIK. After undergoing the procedure, she was delighted and now enjoys 20/20 vision. She said she can actually “see when people are smiling at her and smile back at them,” according to MSN.
Kim Kardashian used to look gorgeous in glasses. It is rumored that she underwent LASIK because of Kanye West’s song ‘Guilt Trip,’ which alludes to him not liking her glasses, according to MSN. The reality star is shown to have the surgery on ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians.’
Jessica Simpson had undergone LASIK surgery to fix her vision before starring in Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica. After the procedure, the singer said she had been “healed by God.”
Just like her sister Jessica, Ashlee Simpson went for laser eye surgery. She underwent the procedure in 2004 to correct a displaced cornea, according to MSN.
Brad Pitt underwent laser eye surgery in 2010. He used to look different with spectacles to aid his vision. He got the procedure done because he said he making a lot of enemies because he could not see people saluting him. If you have vision problems, talk to your ophthalmologist first. Check whether LASIK is right for you. Laser eye surgery is generally contraindicated in people younger than 18. It is also not recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding.