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Reese Witherspon had Lasik surgery


Research suggests that with the growing trend of Lasik surgery, almost 20 per cent of the people suffering from vision impairments will undergo Lasik surgery by 2015. With this kind of eye corrective surgery, people will not be dependant on eyeglasses or contact lenses which are tough to carry in day to day lives. For celebrities wearing glasses can make them pay heavily in terms of their acting career and popularity because celebrities need to look beautiful. Reese Witherspoon, the renowned American actress, is among various other celebrities who have trusted the procedure of Lasik surgery.

Reese Witherspoon, 34, of ‘Legally Blonde’ fame, has been named one of the ‘100 Most Beautiful’ people four times. What many don’t know, is that the beautiful blonde actress has worn glasses most of her life. According to, Reese underwent Lasik surgery to correct her vision.

Reese is most famous for her roles in movies like ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ and ‘Cruel Intentions’. She met ex-husband Ryan Phillipe on the set of the latter.

The year 2005 brought Reese lots of praise and recognition after her role in ‘Walk the Line’. She was awarded with an Oscar at that year’s Academy Awards. The success didn’t stop there, with Reese going on to win other prestigious awards like the Golden Globe, the Screen Actors Guild Award and BAFTA for the same role.

Reese was married to Ryan for eight years between 1999 and 2007, and the pair have two children: Ava and Deacon. Eleven-year-old Ava, who resembles her mother, has been spotted wearing glasses too. Will she be the next member in the family to undergo Lasik surgery?

Other celebrities who have had Lasik include Nicole Kidman, Brad Pitt, Elton John, Cindy Crawford and  Jessica Simpson.

Kathy Griffin openly spoke about her nightmare of an experience with Lasik.

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