The U.S. Military Uses Laser Vision Correction For Mission-Ready Personn
North American Precis Syndicate
For the eagle-eye vision needed for jet fighter pilots, the U.S. military trusts laser vision correction. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—Did you know the U.S. military relies on LASIK and other
laser vision correction procedures to make sure service members have the
vision needed for operational success and safety? Good vision can be a matter
of life and death in combat situations or landing a fighter jet on an
Military duty can involve harsh environments, with sand, dust, smoke and
debris flying around making corrective lenses, both glasses and contacts,
useless and even dangerous.
The U.S. Department of Defense conducted its own research into laser
vision correction procedures, like LASIK, to support their personnel in
achieving the excellent vision needed to perform their duties no matter where
they might serve.
One study measured the military readiness of 360 active duty service
members before and after laser vision correction surgery. The research found
that after laser vision correction:
• 57 percent improved their performance scores on “overall
• 86 percent improved their scores on “ability to utilize
night vision goggles”
• 41 percent reported improved ability to contribute to the unit’s
• More than 98 percent of study participants reported they would
have the surgery again.
Like military personnel, many emergency responders such as police officers
and firefighters are turning to laser vision correction to perform their jobs
more safely and effectively. If you’re thinking about laser vision
correction, visit www.eye-you.org.
“Good vision can be a matter of life
and death in combat situations, so the U.S. military relies on laser vision
correction procedures to make sure service members have the vision needed for
operational success and safety. http://bit.ly/2lPe4Rp”
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