Approved by NASA

LASIK is an acronym for the surgical procedure called 'laser in situ keratomilieusis' which has proven to be so accurate and precise that it is the only corrective eye surgery procedure to be approved by NASA for use by astronauts.


JUST THE FACTS:

An estimated 50% of rejected NASA candidates are dismissed due to poor vision.

The physically demanding, extreme zero-gravity conditions that astronauts endure make even simple contact lens care and maintenance a challenge.

The advanced all-laser LASIK procedure has also been cleared for U.S. military personnel including Naval aviators and Air Force pilots.

The NASA decision was made following review of extensive Department of Defense clinical data that validates the combination of advanced all-laser LASIK technologies provides excellent safety and vision.


back to Technology & Media page