Though my vision wasn’t bad, my good friend Brad Francis encouraged me to consider getting laser eye surgery. As I looked into it, I began to
think that there was maybe some potential here. So I went to one of the leading eye surgeons in Michigan, Dr. Haddad of the Laser Eye Institute. They did a great job for me.
Their service and expertise were second to none. As I found out next time I was on the track, the gains in my driving were better than I had realistically hoped. Though my vision
wasn’t as bad as someone who would typically get the vision corrected, in driving race cars, subtlety is everything. I think that the following things have helped me in my driving
as a result of this.
Because I can see better (20/15, just as good as I was as a child), my mind can focus more fully on other aspects of driving.
My mental endurance is greater, again because my mind doesn’t have to work as hard to process information.
I can better understand the surface of the track rather than having to feel out the track and remember it on the following lap.