Stephen Turner, M.D. was chosen as the official LASIK surgeon for the Golden State Warriors for the 2008-2009 NBA season. Many NBA players have LASIK surgery as it is a safe accurate procedure for correcting near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism. It also allows a higher level of performance than cumbersome prescription goggles that can fog up and hamper peripheral vision. Most NBA players select LASIK rather than use contact lenses or glasses. High profile athletes around the world select LASIK surgery in order to compete at their highest level.