Jay Choi had been concerned about his putting and his ability to see “the line” on his putt’s. After discussing the issue with his manager in Japan, Jay decided to see an eye doctor to find out if he had any vision issue’s that might affect how he read’s green’s. Jay scheduled an appointment with a prominent eye doctor and found that he has an astigmatism.
Astigmatism is an optical defect in which vision is blurred due to the inability of the optics of the eye to focus a point object into a sharp focused image on the retina. This may be due to an irregular or toric curvature of the cornea or lens. Astigmatism causes difficulties in seeing fine detail, and in some cases vertical lines may appear to the patient to be tilted. The astigmatic optics of the human eye can often be corrected by spectacles, hard contact lenses or contact lenses that have a compensating optic.
Jay’s doctor, prescribed glasses for Jay to wear while playing golf. Jay was excited because he now could see the line’s of putts much better. The downside was that Jay was not able to adjust to the changed depth perception while addressing the golf ball for tee and iron shot’s. This caused angst for Jay until the doctor told him to come in for an adjustment so that it would not be a problem.
Jay is taking this week off and will be working on his “new” vision and getting used to playing golf with prescription glasses. It should be an interesting season for the talented player from Wildomar, CA.