Discussion in 'Laser Eye Surgery' started by Zuma Lover, Dec 20, 2004.

  1. Zuma Lover

    Zuma Lover Guest

    Anyone get LASIK or PRK at a military hospital? It's free for active-duty
    military. i'm about one month into it. seeing 20/30 so far. huge
    improvement from my 20/200. after full PRK recovery, hoping to be 20/20 or
    better. good luck to all.
    Zuma Lover, Dec 20, 2004
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  2. Best of luck on your final outcome. As you already know, visual
    recovery with PRK is much slower than with LASIK. It is reasonable to
    expect continued improvement over the next few weeks.

    For other military personnel considering refractive surgery, even with
    doctors who are a part of the military or civilian doctors who are
    contracted by the military, it is necessary to evaluate the
    qualifications of the doctor who will perform your surgery. I suggest
    you use our 50 Tough Questions For Your Doctor as a guide.

    Glenn Hagele
    Executive Director
    Council for Refractive Surgery Quality Assurance

    Email to glenn dot hagele at usaeyes dot org

    I am not a doctor.
    Glenn -, Dec 20, 2004
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  3. Zuma Lover

    Ragnar Guest

    I would be hesitant about getting free lasik done. For one thing, the
    standards required to perform surgery are considerably lower for
    military doctors. Also, if they screw up, you can't successfully sue
    I do have another comment about this. In the civilian world,
    virtually no company covers a lot of medical procedures such as PRK
    and LASIK. Even in other areas such as dental care and eyecare
    involving contact lenses and glasses there are huge deductibles. Why
    is it that our government decides that military people get FREE full
    medical coverage for non-service related problems? How nice of the
    government to be so generous.. with taxpayer money.
    Ragnar, Dec 26, 2004
  4. Zuma Lover

    Zuma Lover Guest

    I'd be inclined to agree with you about lawsuits and the fact that SOME
    military doctors are inexperienced. I'm not a big fan of military
    hospitals, but there are inexperienced doctors everywhere, not just in
    the military. I'd like to see your statistics on the "lower standards".

    There is no comparison to civilian jobs and military at all. Apples and
    oranges. Ever tried to shoot an insurgent who's shooting at you while
    it's raining...while wearing glasses? Ever tried to wear a gas mask?
    with glasses? Has your job ever transferred you to Alaska? Korea?
    Germany? Did your glasses fog up when you went in and out of buildings?

    Get back with me on that and let me know if our tax dollars are wasted.
    The annual cost of eye exams, glasses, chemical mask inserts and the
    fact that soldiers with vision correction are more battle-ready
    apparently sold Department of Defense and your congressmen on the
    program. Just my two cents....(tax refund)
    Zuma Lover, Dec 26, 2004
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