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Lasik and deployment
December 7, 2012 at 10:44 AM
Does anyone know if there is a 6 month waiting period after getting Lasik surgery before you can be on an active boat?

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  • Andy15
    by Andy15
    December 7, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    no there isn't.

  • Pugsmuggler
    December 7, 2012 at 8:11 PM
    Thanks :) have you gone through the process?

    Quoting Andy15:

    no there isn't.

  • Andy15
    by Andy15
    December 7, 2012 at 8:14 PM

    Not yet. I have some friends who got it done tho. they were on the ship, had 3-5 days con leave and then came back. I am on the waiting list right now. I dont know about PRK tho.

  • Pugsmuggler
    December 7, 2012 at 8:20 PM
    Awesome, hubby is in school and will go back to a boat in 4 months. The poor guy has really bad eye sight :P

    Quoting Andy15:

    Not yet. I have some friends who got it done tho. they were on the ship, had 3-5 days con leave and then came back. I am on the waiting list right now. I dont know about PRK tho.

  • SarahG82
    December 7, 2012 at 10:00 PM

    I had PRK when I was in the Marines.  It was a 2 month wait.

  • Andy15
    by Andy15
    December 8, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Its not what you want that will get it faster, it depends on what your CO catagorizes you as. a Cat 1 is like for SEALs and such.. and it goes to CAT 4 which is the least of them all.. Most times COs will give CAT 2's...but it all depends. Good luck to your hubby.

  • fourlittlebees
    December 8, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    My husband is Army but his unit did a 90 day freeze before deployment for anyone doing lasik.  However they had one soldier sneak off and do it anyway; she signed a waiver and deployed with them.

  • chrlstoncharmed
    December 8, 2012 at 1:02 PM
    I sure hope he has better results than I had! I got Lasik about 8 years ago and my eyesight began deteriorating after year 3. I am back to needing correction but had I known that Lasik would prevent me from using contact lenses in the future, I wouldn't have had it done.
  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous
    December 8, 2012 at 1:05 PM
    It's as long as your profile lasts. The doctor needs to sign off on it to deploy. Mine profile was 4 months and a friend of mine had complications and ended up on a profile for almost a year.
  • MegG25
    by MegG25
    December 8, 2012 at 2:16 PM

    I don't think so, dh got lasik in July of 2010 and was training in September.  he was on active duty orders in November of 2010, it was never a problem for us!  Good luck!

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