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Is lasik disqualifying?

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  • cmazur6
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    Is lasik disqualifying?

    I was reading about a type of lasik surgery called the intralase method. It is done by the Windsor laser eye institute in Canada. They say in their description that NASA has approved its use and so has the navy for pilots. I wondered if anyone has heard of this or knows anything in regards to lasik? I've heard it's much less painful than PRK and has a shorter recovery period. Thanks!

  • cmazur6
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    Thank you!

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  • cmazur6
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    I'm new to this, how would I go about getting ahold of an admin? Thank you

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  • pfason
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    Re: Is lasik disqualifying?

    Originally posted by cmazur6 View Post
    Does the surgery have to be done in the United States? It is significantly cheaper in Canada, so with the proper documentation would the location matter?
    I would definitely ask your recruiter, NSW Mentor/Coordinator, or admin on this site about that. Don't trust anything from anyone except for them in regards to that.

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  • cmazur6
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    Re: Is lasik disqualifying?

    Does the surgery have to be done in the United States? It is significantly cheaper in Canada, so with the proper documentation would the location matter?

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  • NeverGivingUp
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    LASIK has been known to cause problems at higher and lower altitudes. US Army Special Forces only accept PRK for this very reason. PRK is the best way to go from what I hear.

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  • pfason
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    Re: Is lasik disqualifying?

    Originally posted by cmazur6 View Post
    I was reading about a type of lasik surgery called the intralase method. It is done by the Windsor laser eye institute in Canada. They say in their description that NASA has approved its use and so has the navy for pilots. I wondered if anyone has heard of this or knows anything in regards to lasik? I've heard it's much less painful than PRK and has a shorter recovery period. Thanks!
    Last thing I heard PRK was the only method accepted. Ask your mentor/coordinator. But if you want to get it now get PRK. It isn't that bad. I only had sever pain for two days and the rest was discomfort.

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