Flying jobs now open to LASIK patients


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May 5, 2007

People who have had LASIK corrective eye surgery are now eligible to apply for aviation and aviation-related jobs, the Air Force announced Thursday.

The change took effect Monday after studies showed there was little or no difference between LASIK-treated eyes and untreated eyes when subjected to the wind blast experienced during aircraft ejection or exposure to high altitude....
As a heads up for all the applicants who are considering any type of LASIK refractive surgery, it is still not allowed for any type of Naval Aviation (even with a waiver) and for those who are considering going to an academy or ROTC program (any service), they still must meet the medical standards for entrance to those programs through DoDMERB. News stories are great, but they do not always paint the complete story.