If Steroids are Cheating, why isn’t LASIK

A provocative essay by William Saletan appears at Slate.com, raising the question of why improved performance through hormones is considered cheating while improved performance through ocular surgery is not. The author suggests that LASIK surgery may be enhancing, rather than merely corrective, in athletes. He further suugests an irony in the fact that Rep. Tom Davis, a leader of the brigade against performance enhancement, offers an online testimonial for the eye center that performed his LASIK surgery [note: subsequent to the publication of this essay, the testimonial by Rep. Davis disappeared from the eye center’s web site].