Vision – Related Quality of Life and Perception of Military Readiness and Capabilities Following Refractive Surgery Among Active Duty U.S. Military Service Members
In the Journal of Refractive Surgery from the September of 2018 issue, the article written by Rose K. Sia. Et. al titled “Vision – Related Quality of Life and Perception of Military Readiness and Capabilities Following Refractive Surgery Among Active Duty U.S. Military Service Members” found that the impact of refractive surgery may also be reflected to the ability to perform occupational tasks.
The purpose of this study was to assess the quality of life and military readiness among the active U.S. military service members. The U.S Military adopted the Warfighter Refractive Eye Surgery Program as it recognized that refractive surgery can increase the readiness and effectiveness of the individual service members. Reports show that participants in the military performance questionnaire indicate that after obtaining refractive surgery, 91.7% have shown an improvement in readiness and capability in the field. These scores were determined based on varying factors such as the individual’s night vision goggles, functioning at night, weapons sighting and other tasks that were significantly higher post-operatively than pre-operatively. Refractive surgery does significantly improve visual outcome for our active U.S. military overall quality of life and job performance.
Here at Cornerstone Eye Associates, Dr. Omar Hanuch, M.D. has completed many LASIK and PRK procedures for our active U.S. military service members with very successful post-operative outcomes.