St. Louis sports icon Bernie Miklasz has covered some of the biggest moments in Cardinals and Blues history — and even the plays and ways of two now-unmentionable NFL teams that called St. Louis home through the years.
For 26 years, Missouri sports fans turned to Bernie Bits, his column in the Post-Dispatch, for in-depth coverage and commentary. He became an authority on everything from NHL lockouts to the rise — and sometimes fall — of legends like “Big Mac” Mark McGwire, “The Wizard of Oz” Ozzie Smith, Willie McGee, and Yadier Molina.
These days, Bernie’s fans tune into his three-hour weekday radio show on 101ESPN, and loyally click on his columns at 101sports.com. At 58, he’s earned his stripes; he knows his stuff, and he informs and argues with an unmistakable pragmatism that continues to earn esteem from listeners and readers from all sides of the stadium. His well-respected opinions even scored him a spot on the Board of Selectors for the Pro Baseball Hall of Fame, the Heisman Trophy, and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
While his ability to judge a play before the slap of a stick or the crack of a bat is still renowned, it was Bernie’s struggle with glasses that brought him to Brinton Vision. The last thing he wanted to do was drop the ball as he tried to change focus from the stats in front of him to the scoreboard in the distance. Like most people, he struggled with presbyopia or over-40 vision. His prescription glasses were becoming increasingly complicated — from readers to bifocals, trifocals, and progressives — and were no longer doing the trick.
After researching the best LASIK eye surgeons in St. Louis, Bernie Miklasz decided to visit with Dr. Jason Brinton at Brinton Vision. Like Bernie, Dr. Brinton is well-known for being among the most knowledgeable and prepared in his field. Dr. Brinton used the most advanced diagnostic technologies available to map Bernie’s eyes and determine exactly which of the seven laser-assisted refractive procedures he would benefit from most. During their one-on-one discussion, Bernie learned he was an excellent candidate for a LASIK variation called Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE).
Since his procedure, not only does Bernie have the vision he had when Ozzie Smith was king, he also knows he never has to worry about losing his vision to cataracts. In Bernie’s line of work, the confidence that comes from clear vision is a game-changer. Now he can continue to provide some of the best sports commentaries in St. Louis without the hassle of glasses.
To find out more about Refractive Lens Exchange, LASIK eye surgery, or the five additional laser surgery alternatives offered at Brinton Vision, call 314.375.2020 to schedule a Brinton Vision Ocular Analysis.