During Chris Paul's rookie season in the NBA, both his brother and his father underwent LASIK. For the next 10 years, they tried to convince Chris to do the same. But Paul wasn't having it. A self-described hypochondriac, Paul was afraid to have the procedure. The real issue was that he also didn't want to bother with contacts or glasses. He even memorized the exam chart his eye doctor used during check-ups to keep them off his case. "As long as I could see the rim, I felt like I was cool," Paul told NBA.com.
In the Summer of 2016, he finally caved. Despite being scared to death, Paul went through with the LASIK procedure. Paul went on to set a new career-high in 3-point percentage (41.1%) —something that rarely occurs during a player's 12th year in the NBA. He also managed to score 20 points and total 20 assists while committing zero turnovers in one game, something no NBA player had accomplished since 1984.
"My brother sent me a text the other day saying my percentages are up because of my LASIK eye surgery," Paul said mid-season. "It might be. I do see a lot better than I did."