To even his most loyal followers, Eddie Radosevich seemed to have it all. Rugged good looks, a stellar personality, local celebrity status with a blue checkmark on Twitter, and a meteoric career covering Oklahoma sports for two reputable media properties.
But the one thing the sports journalist-slash-entertainer didn’t have was good vision. In fact, it was terrible. Like can’t-see-the-scoreboard-across-field terrible.
After years of struggling with glasses, contacts, and blurry scoreboards, Eddie Rado found his way to nJoy Vision in Oklahoma City where he underwent all-laser LASIK. According to him, his vision is finally on the same level as all his other qualities: absolutely perfect.
What is your name and when did you have LASIK?
My name is Eddie Radosevich and I had LASIK at nJoy Vision on May 11, 2022.
What is your profession and what role does vision play in your job and/or day-to-day life?
I am a videographer and staff writer for SoonerScoop.com, covering OU football, basketball, and baseball. I also host The Franchise Morning Show, a sports radio program in Oklahoma City for Tyler Media at 107.7 FM.
How long had you been considering LASIK and why did you decide to do it now?
It sounds cliche, but it was multiple years of going back and forth. There may have been some self-induced trepidation, but mostly it was just a decision I could never talk myself into.
Are you satisfied with the results of your LASIK procedure?
Absolutely thrilled. Of course, not having to use contacts or glasses again was the end goal but the process might’ve been my favorite part. I’ve been surprised by how well my eyes adjusted and how clearly I’ve been able to see. There’s no squinting to see things across the field anymore!
Take us through the LASIK process at nJoy Vision, including the consultation, procedure, and next-day follow-up appointment.
It was almost too easy. That’s been the go-to line when people have asked me what the process was like. From the actual procedure to the follow-up consultations, it has been a truly painless process. In an odd way, I almost look forward to my visits to the nJoy office. They’ve treated me with first-class care, which is one of the many reasons I would recommend them to anyone.
Tell us about the first time you realized you had bad vision?
I think it was probably around 3rd grade. I began not being able to see the chalkboard in class. But it was actually at the plate playing little league baseball when I started not being able to see the ball that it really set in. I was one of many kids that needed help with my vision. That’s a tough realization in the world of elementary school where the “four eyes” moniker can live with you in the classroom.
How did your vision impact your life as a child, as a teenager, and as an adult?
I wouldn’t say it impacted my life negatively but it was more of a pain than anything, especially playing sports as a kid. Do I have my sports goggles? And what about at the pool? Can’t wear glasses in there, so I wouldn’t be able to see anything. Then of course the general day-to-day as an adult, having to make sure I have contact solution or remembering to order new contacts. Mostly, it just affected my way of life. Almost as a burden more than anything. No more!
What was your least favorite thing about wearing glasses and contact lenses?
Most certainly waking up and immediately needing my glasses or contacts to see. It probably doesn’t sound like much of a hassle but I’m here to tell you it is.
What are you most looking forward to doing or experiencing without glasses or contacts?
I think truly just being able to wake up and live life without the aid of contacts or glasses. It seems so simple but it’s bigger than that. Being able to look across a field and see numbers on a jersey or figures on a scoreboard. Simple things that we often take for granted. It’s a game-changer.
What is the biggest difference in your life now compared to before you had LASIK?
In the long run, my bank account might be a bit healthier not having to buy contacts and solution all the time. But truly, the biggest difference is not feeling like I’m going to be held back because of my vision. Packing for a trip and not having to make sure I have my glasses, glasses case, contacts, contacts case, and contact solution is a freeing feeling.
Would you recommend LASIK at nJoy Vision to your friends and family?
Absolutely. In fact, I have already recommended nJoy Vision to many people.
Is there anything else you’d like to add to this interview?
I feel indebted to the nJoy Vision staff for helping transform my vision with the best care they could possibly give someone. LASIK at nJoy was a life-changing procedure that took just 15 minutes to change my life for the next 50 years.