This month, I’ll be celebrating 12 years of perfect vision.  It was on the 13th of September 1996 when I had corrective laser surgery performed on both of my eyes.  Being able to see clearly without the aid of contacts and glasses was a dream I never really thought would come true.  But it did and here I am, still able to see clearly more than a decade after that fateful September day.

Today, even NASA and the US Military are joining the bandwagon of more than 12 million Americans who have dramatically improved their vision, thanks to laser vision correction technologies.   The Department of Defense (DOD) and NASA tapped an all-laser form of LASIK to improve the vision of specialized personnel facing extreme, physically demanding conditions.

In the earlier versions of LASIK, only one laser is used for the procedure.  But in the modern LASIK, better know as iLASIK, two lasers are used.  ILasik is a combination of advanced laser technologies which allows the creation of a custom-fit procedure clinically proven to provide excellent safety and visual results.

Results of the military’s evaluation of modern LASIK showed that in 100 military personnel, 95% achieved 20/20 uncorrected vision or better and 100% of naval aviators who haveundergone the procedure would recommend the surgery to other naval aviators.

With more and more LASIK information available and LASIK technology continuing to improve, it is the as good a time as any to go after that dream of perfect (beyond perfect even!) vision.

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