Wednesday, September 10, 2008

iLASIK and LASIK usage in the military and NASA

For almost 5 years now, civilians sufferring from astigmatism or have vision problems have benefited and had regain their 20/20 vision through the use of the latest laser vision correction technology called LASIK. The US military and NASA had validated the facts about LASIK technology established standards of safety and effectiveness in correcting ones vision. Knowing very well that a 20/20 vision is one of their personnel's most important asset in undertaking their critical mission, NASA and the US Department of Defense had tapped the use of modern LASIK to increase the performance of their specialized personel. “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. The use of modern LASIK has greatly benefitted NASA and US military as out of 100 military personnel who had undergone the procedure, 95 had achieved 20/20 uncorrected vision or even better. Most of those satisfied personnels are aviators that could attest and recommend the use of LASIK surgery to other naval aviators to regain their almost perfect vision.

So what is Modern LASIK ? Modern LASIK, known as the iLASIK™ Procedure, uses two lasers instead of one, as in earlier versions of the procedure. In the first stage of iLASIK, wave-front technology maps the unique characteristics of the individual’s eyes. Then, an ultrafast, computer-guided laser creates a corneal flap. This laser replaces the handheld microkeratome blade used in older forms of LASIK and makes the procedure exceptionally safe. After the flap is created, the wave-front mapping data guides a second laser for vision correction. The combination of these advanced laser technologies creates a custom-fit procedure clinically proven to provide excellent safety and visual results.

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." So what are you waiting for, visit for more LASIK information and to determine whether LASIK is right for you.

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