BOSTON (March 25, 2008) - Wymon Anderson was a big winner at the Celts game the other night. Anderson, who's in the US Navy, sank not one but two shots while blindfolded as part of a New England Eye Center promotion called "Shot in the Dark." Anderson, who usually wears glasses, was rewarded with $5,000 worth of free LASIK surgery. LASIK is a procedure to reshape the eye's cornea to eliminate or reduce the need for glasses.
Anderson readies his shot (left) while blindfolded, and later is congratulated by Celtics mascot Lucky. Photos by Jim Davis, Globe Staff
He first hit a free throw and then a 3-pointer while blindfolded with blacked-out goggled during a third-quarter timeout. The sailor was one of 300 servicemen, women and their families in the stands as guests of season ticket-holders who donated their seats for the event billed "Seats for Soldiers."
"We are excited about being chosen as the Official Eye Care Provider of the Boston Celtics," said William R Sacco, Director of Refractive Operations of New England Eye Center. "Together we can help build and support our community based programs such as the Celtics Read to Achieve Program for Children through our Pediatric Group and the New England Eye Center's 1st Responder Program that provides discounted Laser Vision Correction to Police, Fire and EMT Personnel in Massachusetts."
New England Eye Center is located in the heart of Boston's Theater district above the Wang Center and is affiliated with the Tufts-New England Medical Center. New England Eye Center is a leading provider of Laser Vision Correction in Greater Boston and New England. New England Eye Center offers LASIK along with CK, PRK, Crystalens and other vision correction procedures. New England Eye Center offers a full range of comprehensive ophthalmology including treatments for cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, pediatric ophthalmology and aesthetic surgery.
A charter member of the Basketball Association of America (which evolved into the National Basketball Association) since 1946, the Boston Celtics have won a record 16 NBA Championships, including eight (8) in a row from 1959-1966, and have won NBA titles in three different eras. In addition, 29 former Celtics players, management or staff have been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. During the 2004-05 NBA season, the Celtics won their first Atlantic Division title in 12 seasons. For more information on the Celtics, log on to www.celtics.com.