The United States military research and development teams are constantly coming up with ways to give our service-men and women a competitive edge during combat. New technology helps our military personnel detect enemies faster, strike from a safer distance, and see in the darkest conditions. One of the biggest advantages during combat is the ability to see clearly. The downside is these technologies are just extensions of what the natural human eye can do and many of our military men and women have vision problems. For example, it’s estimated that 45% of our nation’s Air-force is nearsighted. Over the last twenty years the United States military has done substantial research on LASIK to try to combat this and other vision problems. The real-time patient outcomes and success stories have exceeded expectations so greatly that LASIK is no longer considered a cosmetic procedure by the military. Please take a few minutes to view this video to see why hundreds of thousands of United States Service-men and women have undergone LASIK.