Friday, October 24, 2008

Lasik Information

A laser form of LASIK, a technology that has helped civilians for more than 5 years in terms of vision correction, has been in use by the NASA and the US Military. Personnel who are faced with extreme and physical demanding conditions have one less thing to worry about thanks to the LASIK technology. “The 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. These personnel now do not need to worry about the clarity of their vision especially with the kind of work that they have.

Before, the LASIK procedure made use of just one laser in correctin vision but now, the modern LASIK, known as the iLASIK™ Procedure, uses two lasers instead of one. The iLASIK procedure also uses an ultra-fast computer-guided laser in correcting vision, aside from wave-front technology to map out the eye and create a corneal flap. These laser technologies make the entire procedure exceptionally safe, comfortable, and also creates a customized, precision-fit procedure that provides superb safety and visual results.

As the Military evaluated among their personnel, 95% were able to achieve 20/20 uncorrected vision, or even better. Also, naval aviators who have undergone the LASIK procedure would recommend the surgery to other naval aviators. Dr. Schallhorn was quoted saying “Technologically speaking, there is no better time than now to join the over 12 million Americans who have benefited from LASIK." For more LASIK information, you can visit their website,



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