The story of Dr. Christopher Smith’s offer of free LASIK to the NFL’s replacement referees, who officiated during the first three weeks of the NFL 2012 season, went global! It turns out he works directly with LASIK surgeons Stephen Dudley, M.D., and Gerald Clarke, M.D., in Green Bay and Appleton, Wisconsin.

Now that the National Football League has settled their contract dispute with the regular NFL officials we can all breathe a sigh of relief and look forward to a more “normal” season. To be fair, we dug a little deeper into understanding exactly who the replacement referees were, and it turns out that they are college football refs who really didn’t have time to get up to speed on the more complex NFL rules nor handle the faster pace of the professional-level game.