For more than five years, the civilians have benefited the usage of the laser vision correction technologies from NASA and the U.S. military. “The Department of Defense (DOD) and NASA have validated the fact that today’s LASIK exceeds all established standards of safety and effectiveness” said Steven Schallhorn, M.D., a retired U.S. Navy captain and leader of clinical research and studies done for the DOD regarding the use of LASIK.
Modern LASIK information known as the iLASIK Procedure uses two lasers instead of one. Wave front technology maps the unique characteristics of the individual eyes on its first stage. Then, an ultra fast, computer-guided laser creates a corneal flap. This laser replaces the handheld microkeratome blade that has been used in the previous LASIK form and that makes the procedure exceptionally safe. The wave-front mapping data guides a second laser for vision correction after the flap has been created. The combination of the advanced LASIK technology creates a custom-fit procedure that has clinically proven to provide excellent safety and visual results.
In the military’s evaluation of modern LASIK in 100 military personnel showed that 95% achieved 20/20 uncorrected vision or better and it’s a very notable results. That’s why when 100% of naval aviators who have undergone the procedure been asked, they would recommend the surgery to other naval aviators. According to Dr. Schallhorn, “technologically speaking, there is no better time than now to join the over 12 million Americans who have benefited from LASIK."