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While sitting in the stands recently at Milwaukee County Stadium, as the Brewers were battling on the ballfield, David and Wendy Schumacher were facing off in a little competition of their own.
They were comparing to see who had the best eyesight, after both underwent vision correction by refractive eye surgery in the past six months. They took alternate routes to better eyesight.
Wendy's eyes were corrected with the increasingly popular laser refractive surgery.
David's eyes, however, bear the distinctive, almost invisible, curves of a new form of refractive surgery that involves the implantation of corneal ring segments into the eye. The plastic implants alter the shape of the cornea, the "lens" of the eye, and can correct mild nearsightedness.
While a few pioneering patients like David Schumacher have …