Toronto Raptors forward Rudy Gay had eye surgery to correct his vision in one eye, according to SLAM magazine.
The National Post had reported earlier that Gay had vision problems, but he refused to wear contact lenses or goggles.
Gay had the operation to correct his sight early this summer.
"It wasn't even a regular operation," he said, according to SLAM. "It was some kind of crazy operation that took a lot more time to heal than I thought. It sucked. They had to patch it up [after], and I had to take eye drops, all stuff that I hated. But I had to do it. It's crazy because as much work as I'm putting in working on my shot, if I come back shooting [a better] percent from the three-point line, everybody's gonna say it's 'cause of my vision, not the hard work I'm putting in."
Gay averaged 18.2 points in 2012-2013 for Memphis and Toronto, but shot just 41.6 percent from the field and 32.3 percent on three-pointers.