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I thought this was a joke.... "Jameis Winston undergoes LASIK eye surgery for nearsightedness" - ESPN

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Oh, man....I can just see it now as he enters Free Agency - "Those interceptions weren't my fault.  I just couldn't see sh*t out there.  But I'm all good now that I got Lasik done, so pay me $100M!" lol

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/28689055/jameis-winston-undergoes-lasik-eye-surgery-nearsightedness

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Jameis Winston undergoes LASIK eye surgery for nearsightedness

TAMPA, Fla. -- While his status with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers going into next season remains up in the air, quarterback Jameis Winston has taken steps to correct his nearsightedness, recently undergoing LASIK surgery.

"He had LASIK. And he didn't want to count out any options that he had that could possibly help him with the game he loves so much," Winston's publicist, Denise White, told ESPN. "He doesn't want to miss out on an opportunity that presents itself. This is the game he loves and he wants to be the best at it and if there are any options that can improve his game he is willing to do it."

Speculation about the surgery began when Winston posted a photo of himself on Instagram wearing optometry glasses with the caption, "They know!!!!"

Winston has struggled with nearsightedness throughout his career. When he was at Florida State, television cameras frequently panned to a squinting Winston.

"He can't read the scoreboard, but he can see the guys in front of him, so he's fine," Bucs coach Bruce Arians said at the end of the season. (LOL)

When asked whether Winston considered wearing contact lenses, Arians said, "He's got goggles that he practices in sometimes."  (Double LOL)

It's unclear to what degree, if any, vision has affected Winston's accuracy issues. Interceptions have plagued him throughout his college and NFL career. He threw 30 interceptions in 2019 but still threw a league-high 5,109 passing yards and 33 touchdowns. His 19,737 passing yards are the seventh most of any quarterback in the league since 2015.

While Winston has kept a relatively low profile this offseason, he has been involved in charity work. Last month, he donated $100,000 to his hometown's athletic programs at Hueytown High School and Hueytown Middle School, and $50,000 to his mother, Loretta's alma mater, Miles College, where he has held his Dream Forever football camps.

 

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Corrective lenses vs. refractive surgery doesn't make one throw 30 picks. While there are times I'm sure it's a night & day type improvement, like when it's really cold and/or windy out (when contact lenses dry out & suck), it's not going to transform him into Mahomes. But if he has a lot of astigmatism and his lenses moved a lot when he blinks, I'll bet the improvement with surgery can be tangible. There's also the potential that the vision after surgery isn't as crisp or has other issues compared to contact lenses, especially at night games under the lights I'd think, even if it's far more convenient (and good enough for normal activities).

Better question is who was Winston's eye doctor that sent him home (or into games) with correctable, uncorrected vision where he couldn't read the scoreboard? That isn't nothing, and Ariens' comment is asinine. Unless someone made glasses for him that simulates Winston's blurred vision and Ariens did a walkthrough wearing them, he doesn't know what Winston is & isn't seeing. Not really, and not while a bunch of guys are sprinting around from 10-30 yards away. 

Still, I'll believe this is the difference maker for Winston when I see it. (Yep I went there).

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4 hours ago, Sperm Edwards said:

Corrective lenses vs. refractive surgery doesn't make one throw 30 picks. While there are times I'm sure it's a night & day type improvement, like when it's really cold and/or windy out (when contact lenses dry out & suck), it's not going to transform him into Mahomes. But if he has a lot of astigmatism and his lenses moved a lot when he blinks, I'll bet the improvement with surgery can be tangible. There's also the potential that the vision after surgery isn't as crisp or has other issues compared to contact lenses, especially at night games under the lights I'd think, even if it's far more convenient (and good enough for normal activities).

Better question is who was Winston's eye doctor that sent him home (or into games) with correctable, uncorrected vision where he couldn't read the scoreboard? That isn't nothing, and Ariens' comment is asinine. Unless someone made glasses for him that simulates Winston's blurred vision and Ariens did a walkthrough wearing them, he doesn't know what Winston is & isn't seeing. Not really, and not while a bunch of guys are sprinting around from 10-30 yards away. 

Still, I'll believe this is the difference maker for Winston when I see it. (Yep I went there).

I think the crazy thing is that he wasn’t wearing any lenses previously

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9 minutes ago, BrickTamland said:

I think the crazy thing is that he wasn’t wearing any lenses previously

It’s Jameis. I’m sure he had contacts but just didn’t wear them.

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4 hours ago, Sperm Edwards said:

Corrective lenses vs. refractive surgery doesn't make one throw 30 picks. While there are times I'm sure it's a night & day type improvement, like when it's really cold and/or windy out (when contact lenses dry out & suck), it's not going to transform him into Mahomes. But if he has a lot of astigmatism and his lenses moved a lot when he blinks, I'll bet the improvement with surgery can be tangible. There's also the potential that the vision after surgery isn't as crisp or has other issues compared to contact lenses, especially at night games under the lights I'd think, even if it's far more convenient (and good enough for normal activities).

Better question is who was Winston's eye doctor that sent him home (or into games) with correctable, uncorrected vision where he couldn't read the scoreboard? That isn't nothing, and Ariens' comment is asinine. Unless someone made glasses for him that simulates Winston's blurred vision and Ariens did a walkthrough wearing them, he doesn't know what Winston is & isn't seeing. Not really, and not while a bunch of guys are sprinting around from 10-30 yards away. 

Still, I'll believe this is the difference maker for Winston when I see it. (Yep I went there).

He wasn’t wearing any lenses previously.  As someone who got glasses late, it could make a HUGE improvement.  When I first got glasses, I thought I had super vision.  It was amazing.

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How ducking stupid do you and the team doctors/trainers/coaches have to be not to realize you need glasses? They would of pick up on this in Pop Warner. It’s a BS excuse. 

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I mean, if the guy was someone idiotic enough not to wear contacts this will actually make an enormous difference 

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Weird. I’ve read that W’s are full of beta carotene and great for you vision. This seems a little suspicious.

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8 minutes ago, greenwichjetfan said:

Put me in the camp that believes this will make a tangible difference to his performance. 

Imagine if he gets a starting job somewhere and goes out and throws 40 TDs / 10 INTs.  lol.  

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10 minutes ago, Jetsfan80 said:

Imagine if he gets a starting job somewhere and goes out and throws 40 TDs / 10 INTs.  lol.  

I think he’s good enough but that steep of a correction just doesn’t happen. I could easily see something like 36/14 next year if stays with TB though.

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Put me in the camp that believes this will make a tangible difference to his performance. 


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2 hours ago, BrickTamland said:

I think the crazy thing is that he wasn’t wearing any lenses previously

 

2 hours ago, Butterfield said:

He wasn’t wearing any lenses previously.  As someone who got glasses late, it could make a HUGE improvement.  When I first got glasses, I thought I had super vision.  It was amazing.

What?

He's a ****ing idiot.

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4 hours ago, TokyoJetsFan said:

He will be shocked now when he realizes there are only 4 wr’s and not 8 

Yes, and 4-5 db's not just one.😎

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8 hours ago, Sperm Edwards said:

Corrective lenses vs. refractive surgery doesn't make one throw 30 picks. While there are times I'm sure it's a night & day type improvement, like when it's really cold and/or windy out (when contact lenses dry out & suck), it's not going to transform him into Mahomes. But if he has a lot of astigmatism and his lenses moved a lot when he blinks, I'll bet the improvement with surgery can be tangible. There's also the potential that the vision after surgery isn't as crisp or has other issues compared to contact lenses, especially at night games under the lights I'd think, even if it's far more convenient (and good enough for normal activities).

Better question is who was Winston's eye doctor that sent him home (or into games) with correctable, uncorrected vision where he couldn't read the scoreboard? That isn't nothing, and Ariens' comment is asinine. Unless someone made glasses for him that simulates Winston's blurred vision and Ariens did a walkthrough wearing them, he doesn't know what Winston is & isn't seeing. Not really, and not while a bunch of guys are sprinting around from 10-30 yards away. 

Still, I'll believe this is the difference maker for Winston when I see it. (Yep I went there).

Wow what an arm chair eye expert you are.

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45 minutes ago, section314 said:

Wasn't Richard Todd colorblind? Serious question.

I believe Vinnie T was.

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4 minutes ago, Maxman said:

Wow what an arm chair eye expert you are.

From a guy named "Sperm" nonetheless 

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Good for him but if he wants to be liked more he should be wearing goggles/thick glasses.

Through out sports story fans and media love guys wearing things like that in sports.

The Hanson brothers, the kicker for Georgia Blankenship, guys in the NBA.  Pitchers, especially pitchers, Eddie the Eagle Edwards.

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I'm nearsighted and I can't imagine playing sports without contacts.  What kind of crappy coaching staff wouldn't make him address this?

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Winston to throw for 6000+ yards and 70 TD's next season.

Obvious sarcasm is obvious, but I will be targeting him as a potential value pick at QB in fantasy next season.

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Not quite getting how seeing crisp details downfield makes you not see a full sized human being in the way of the path of your intended pass.

Its not target shooting with a bow and arrow or a rifle.

 

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6 hours ago, Matt39 said:

It’s Jameis. I’m sure he had contacts but just didn’t wear them.

If he did have some, he stole them.  And they weren't his prescription.

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If he had the force with him he could make all the throws blindfolded. 

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