By Hoopesvision on July 15, 2011
We were delighted to have former BYU basketball player and star, Jackson Emery, in our office yesterday for his LASIK surgery. Emery had expressed interest in LASIK surgery to his optometrist, Dr. Hooley, who promptly referred him to Dr. Hoopes.
He was highly motivated to retire his contact lenses following a well publicized incident during a game in Las Vegas against UNLV. In the first half of the physical contest, Emery got hit in the eye, which popped out his contact lens. Play was stopped as he went to the bench to put the lens back in, which was shown on the big screen at the Thomas & Mack, prompting boos from Rebel fans.”Everyone was booing me and my hands were shaking because my adrenalin was going,” Emery said. “It was one of those pressure situations.”
Jackson finished his senior year serving as co-captain of the cougars alongside Jimmer Fredette and Logan Magnusson. He was named the Mountain West Conference defensive player of the year and holds both BYU’s (passing Danny Ainge’s record) and the MWC’s all-time season and career steal records. Jackson and his wife, Charese, are expecting their first baby (a boy) this September.
Following an evaluation of his vision and eye health, it was determined that Jackson was a prime candidate for LASIK surgery and he eagerly decided to have his surgery the next day. At his post-operative appointment this morning, it was determined that Jackson is currently seeing 20/15 and his eyes are right on track with the healing process. Jackson told us that he was ecstatic with the results and looks forward to continuing his basketball career without the hassle of contact lenses. We wish him the best on his next adventure as he heads to Europe this fall, and congratulate him in advance on the new addition to his family.
By Hoopesvision on July 7, 2011
This past Monday, Real Salt Lake coach Jason Kreis was honored by having his #9 jersey retired. Kreis is considered one of the best attackers in the history of the league, having scored 108 regular-season goals during his 12-year career with MLS. He was the first player to break the 100-goal mark, was named an all-star five times, and was honored as MVP in 1999 after leading the league in goals and points.
The Omaha, Nebraska native is being recognized, not only for his contribution on the field, but for the totality of what he’s meant to the team –as a player, as a coach, and as an ambassador for the club.
At Hoopes Vision, we are proud to support the Real Salt Lake team as their official Eye Care and LASIK provider and wish to extend our congratulations to Coach Kreis on this well-deserved achievement.