If you are an active service member or planning to join the military soon, there are plenty of reasons why Los Angeles LASIK can be an excellent choice for you. The process of joining the U.S. armed forces can be both an exciting and nerve-wracking process, and we want to be there to help you make the transition from ordinary civilian to military life smoother for you.
Why should I get Los Angeles laser eye surgery before I head off to boot camp?
As with anyone who has a profession that requires a high skill level, you must have the ability to see as clearly as possible. Glasses and even contact lenses can be highly inconvenient for anyone in the service. You need to be able to think and act fast in this line of duty. During your basic training, you will need to prove that you are sharp enough to graduate from the academy, and having poor vision can limit what you are capable of doing. Having to keep replacing glasses or contact lenses or updating prescriptions is too time-consuming when you are in the military. That is exactly why seeking a highly-skilled Los Angeles LASIK surgeon is the best choice you can make if you experience vision issues. Stew Smith, a former Navy SEAL, has advised men and women who are specifically seeking to join the Navy to get any kind of eye surgery before enlisting.
Remember that each military branch has its own rules regarding vision requirements, so be sure to speak to your recruiter about the specifics, including whether or not you will require a waiver.
Can I be disqualified from a specific branch if I undergo LASIK?
At one point, one would be disqualified from the U.S. Army if they had LASIK. As of writing, you may qualify for a waiver. It will highly depend on various factors of your eye and overall physical health. Speak to a recruiter or any other active military personnel you may contact regarding the matter and a qualified laser eye surgeon to help you make the most informed decision for yourself.
LASIK for Aspiring Air Force Pilots
As of May 2007, those who have undergone LASIK and wish to join the U.S. Air Force can still qualify for service. All enlisted members, regardless of whether or not they have had Los Angeles laser eye surgery, must fulfill the vision requirements listed in AFI 48-123.
How long will I need to wait after LASIK to enlist?
Although the recovery time for LASIK is relatively quick, it is recommended to undergo LASIK between 6 months to 1 year before enlistment.
Allow us to serve you.
From all of us at Excel Eye, we congratulate you on taking the first steps into a fulfilling and truly groundbreaking career in the military and personally thank you for your service to our country. Our professional team can help you find the best vision correction option for you as well as help you finance the cost of laser eye surgery. If you think Los Angeles LASIK is the right laser eye surgery for you, please contact our office today to schedule your free consultation appointment!