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Daredevil Nik Wallenda undergoes Lasik surgery

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Nik Wallenda walks over a gorge near the Grand Canyon Nik Wallenda walks over a gorge near the Grand Canyon
SARASOTA COUNTY, FL (WFLA) - High-wire artist Nik Wallenda will be seeing things more clearly during his next heart-stopping stunt.

On Thursday, the Emmy Award-winning performer received Lasik surgery, which is a kind of laser vision correction procedure, at Center for Sight in Sarasota.  Wallenda, 34, says he decide to undergo the procedure after experiencing problems with dry and dusty contact lenses during his historic Grand Canyon Gorge walk.  Wallenda has worn contact lenses since he was 14.

"My vision is extremely important to my career," Wallenda said.  "Without it, I wouldn't be able to do what I do."

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Wallenda underwent a follow-up exam on Friday, and he is apparently ready to get back on the wire.  On his Facebook page, Wallenda posted "Follow up appointment today with Dr. Lahners at Center For Sight. Amazing to be able to see so clearly!"

The daredevil has said he wants to open an attraction near Niagara Falls.  Wallenda wire-walked over the Falls in June 2012.

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SNN News 6 contributed to this report.
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