lasik surgery requirements for Navy flight school?

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by username22, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. username22

    username22 Member

    Nov 25, 2015
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    So I read there was a refraction limit your eyes can have prior to the surgery in order to get the waiver for LASIK. I'm not sure what it means but it's measures in sphere and cylinder. If I'm not mistaken the cylinder can be no more than 3.00. If mine is 3.75 does that mean there is no way I can get LASIK?
  2. NavyNOLA

    NavyNOLA Member

    Mar 11, 2016
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    That's over to your eye surgeon. Some folks just aren't candidates for eye surgery. I had LASIK a couple years ago, and there are a number of consults with the surgeon prior to the procedure in order to determine your suitability. If you're in high school, this shouldn't even be a consideration at this point, as you're too young. If you're in college/in an NROTC unit, ensure you speak with the staff prior to pursuing laser vision surgery, as their is a process and a form to sign. Eye surgery very much complicates the flight physical process and requires significant time post-surgery before a waiver can be obtained.
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  3. noketchup

    noketchup Member

    Nov 23, 2015
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    Talk to your staff, make sure they know what is going on and that they are putting you on the right path to ensure you don't get DQ'd for any reason.

    Also, don't cheap out on the surgery. It will be good if the doctor tells you your a good candidate for LASIK, the new intralase lasik has short recovery time and awesome results. I'm AFROTC, but honestly, if I don't get a pilot slot, I am still immensely happy with the results.

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