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Archives for: September 23rd, 2012

LASIK for Pilots (and Astronauts)

Written by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sun 09/23/2012

Used to be if you weren’t blessed with naturally good vision, you were disqualified from becoming an airforce pilot or astronaut. Thanks to LASIK eye surgery and some of the newer innovations in vision correction surgery, all of that has changed. After years of study, the Air Force has decided to change their long-standing policy… Read More »

Meaningless and Misleading Claims

Written by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sat 05/22/2010

I read with alarm the totally contrived and misleading claims by some providers of LASIK in North Carolina. One provider claims to have “the best laser in it’s class”? What exactly does that mean? Also, there are the suggestions that some LASIK surgeons are using the same technology as the US Military. The only All-Laser… Read More »

Why Does AMO CustomVue LASIK Cost More?

Written by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sun 05/02/2010

LASIK vs. AMO Advanced CustomVue LASIK The LASIK procedure involves using a laser to reshape the cornea. Conventional LASIK requires the surgeon to manually type the patient’s eyeglass prescription into the laser. The laser then “imprints” this prescription onto the cornea. While this procedure technically can rid the patient of nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, the… Read More »

LASIK for Military Pilots

Written by Dr. Dean Dornic on Mon 04/12/2010

Within the Department of Defense a total of 25 warfighter refractive surgery centers (Army: 12, Navy: 7, Air Force: 6) completed more than 312,000 refractive surgery procedures over the past 10 years. Laser vision correction has been allowed for all aspects of military service, including aviation, special operations, and support personnel. It is also approved… Read More »

Warfighter Refractive Surgery Program

Written by Dr. Dean Dornic on Sun 07/05/2009

Contact lenses are impracticle on the battlefield.  Eyeglasses can be scratched, lost or fog up.  Believing that freedom from glasses or contact lenses improves combat readiness, the Department of Defense has established the Warfighter Refractive Surgery Program.  LASIK and PRK surgery featuring CustomVue, the exact same technology we utilize at the Laser Eye Center of… Read More »