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    • MLL New Jersey Pride Players Undergo LASIK Surgery
    • May 16 Surgeries Give New Jersey Pride Players

      A Sporting Advantage This Season


      East Hanover, NJ- (May 14, 2002)- Major League Lacrosse (MLL) All-Stars Jesse Hubbard and Christian Cook and new acquisition Trevor Tierney, three of this year's top New Jersey Pride lacrosse players, undergo LASIK surgery on Thursday, May 16, 2002, to improve their vision both on and off the field. The 10-minute procedures on the three Princeton University graduates, which will correct the athletes' dependency on contact lenses and glasses, will be performed by Dr. Cary M. Silverman, M.D., Medical Director of EyeCare 20/20 .


      "I'm confident that LASIK will help the New Jersey Pride players have a clearer view on the field this season," said Dr. Silverman.  "LASIK is one of the most exciting advancements in the field of eye care since the invention of the contact lens. In most cases, patients return to an active lifestyle by the following day."


      Hubbard, who plays attack for the Pride, graduated from Princeton in 1998. He played on three Tiger National Championship teams, was a three-time All-American, was named a member of the U.S. World Lacrosse Team and was chosen the NLL (Indoor) Rookie of the Year in 1999.


      Cook, a Pride defenseman, was a member of Princeton's Class of 1998. In his career as a Tiger, he not only contributed to back-to-back-to-back NCAA Championship (1996-1998), but also was named NCAA Defenseman of the Year and an All-American.


      The third Tiger is Tierney, a goalkeeper acquired by the NJ Pride as a 2nd overall draft pick in the Inaugural MLL Collegiate Draft.  Tierney, who played on Princeton's 2001 NCAA National Championship squad and was a Team US Goalie, is the son of Princeton Men's Lacrosse Head Coach Bill Tierney.


      LASIK (LASer Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis) has become one of the fastest growing elective surgeries in America and hundreds of thousands of successful procedures are performed each year. During the procedure, the surgeon employs a laser to gently reshape the surface of the cornea to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.


      EyeCare 20/20 and the New Jersey Pride have entered into an exclusive partnership for the 2002 season. Cary M. Silverman, M.D., Medical Director of EyeCare 20/20 will serve as the Official Eye Care Provider of the New Jersey Pride.


      EyeCare 20/20

      Located in East Hanover, NJ, EyeCare 20/20 prides itself on offering the best possible care through state of the art technology and a highly trained and experienced professional staff.


      Cary M. Silverman, M.D. is cited in the 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002 editions of The Best Doctors in the New York Metro Area.  Dr. Silverman was also named a VISX Star Surgeon for his performance as a refractive surgeon. Ranking as a VISX Star Surgeon places Dr. Silverman and EyeCare 20/20 in the top 5% of refractive surgeons and centers nationwide.


      MLL New Jersey Pride

      The New Jersey Pride is New Jersey's first-ever professional outdoor lacrosse team. The Pride will open their 2002 home season this year on June 7, against the Bridgeport Barrage at Commerce Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater, NJ. The Pride played their inaugural MLL season at Yogi Berra Stadium, in Upper Montclair, finishing with an 8-6 record, the third best in the league. John H. Flood is the Owner and President of the Pride. He is a former President of NFL Properties and was named one of 100 Most Powerful Men in Sports by "The Sporting News".

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