laser eye surgery

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  1. Hay people...

    I am having eye laser surgery to gain entry to the Navy... As I am only va3 and need to be at least Va2 for entry....... Has anyone else had laser surgery for gaining entry???

    I asked my Careers office about laser surgery and they said you ARE allowed to have it done but all depends on the out come after 12 months of having it done.. I am pretty sure I will be fine as my eyes are pretty standered for surgery so I was told by ultra lase.

    Any one in, or been, in the same boat as this???
  2. Who is Ultra lase? An optician?

    Please look through the Newbie Forum your question will be answered.
  3. ok... anyone else
  4. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

  5. Strange as i have not asked this before.... So their is no one else on here who has had laser surgery done then??
  6. Monty is this you? Read it, if you`re thinking of joining the forces and you ca`nt read that, then there is no hope, why does this site attract so many brain damaged cretins, go in peace my boy, and may your god go with you. Amen.
  7. Well this is a forum is it not?? All I was asking if anyone was the same as me??? If you dont like it why bother to reply??
  8. Do your research before you commit to this! There are no guarantees and although I have not had the procedure myself I know many people who have.It seems that there can be problems with night vision for some which would affect your duties obviously in the RN. Also some people end up wearing their glasses after anyway.Good luck
  9. Strange, but as Ninja Stokers answer shows, yes you have.

  10. Hey Bro,

    Lasik is perfectly acceptable, even in Marines, etc. Had it myself some time ago, just let them know and you'll have to get the surgeon to give them a copy of the report in case there are complications. There seldom are. Been surfing, playing rugby, everything and my eyes are 100%. Actually my vision is better than 20-20 now, (20-10, from having been -3.50, with astigmatism to add).

    Word of advice: get it done asap, so that your follow-up appointments at the optometrist are complete, along with your healing, by the time Raleigh comes along.
  11. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Talking of Laser Eye surgery- anyone seen that new TV advert for UltraLase?

    There's a bloke stood next to the Angel of the North, gazing at the scenery with a daft grin, suggesting he can now see for miles, whilst a commentator waffles on about how many different ways they can shoot lasers into your eyeballs.

    I reckon they should've had a before and after shot: The Before bit being him squinting, face screwed up, teeth bared, staring at the Angel of the North, uttering the immortal line.... "Erm, is it, erm... 'T'?"
  12. If you're going to have it done, do not use a "high street" service. Get it done by an ophthalmic surgeon who specialises in surgery to the cornea.
  13. Cool!!! I have got it booked this Monday I am going for the most expensive one, think it could be lasik with the extra laser with no knife, cant remember the name of it as they all sound the same.... Its going to cost £3700!!! But you cant put a price on eye sight. Where did you have it done? As I am having it done with ULTRA LASE
  14. £3700?!?!?!?!

    Makes me realise how lucky I am.
  15. From what i have heard/read the laser corrective surgery is only good for 'x' amount of years. Do the RN not accept people with lower eyesight, but provide them with the correct glasses/contacts? Or is this no deemed suitable because of the nature of the work involved.
  16. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Son of Norm,

    Are you completely ignorant of the previous replies to the last two threads YOU posted on this very issue?

    Before you waste an awful lot of money try reading the responses- pay particular attention to the red bits:

    Even for someone using the same IP address as Norman & all all his various guises, I would not wish you to waste your money unecessarily- I would implore you to read & inwardly digest the above advice before embarking on a waste of money.
  17. I have had lazer surgery by ultralase and i am well happy with results. you may have some halo effects around lights which may cause some probs if you ever have to get involved in the world of collision regs etc... BUT it was the best thing i ever spent money on and made such a difference to me.. have a look at the laser surgery forum on the ultralase website it gives both sides of the story
  18. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator


    It's all very well once you've joined, however he has not joined yet & wants to be WS(Sea)- collision regs are most definitely an issue. My point is that although a lot of people think it's a great way of improving your eyesight , it is not recommended as a means of gaining entry- there are many types that make you ineligible to join ANY trade in the service.

    Your eyesight MUST be within acceptable limits for your chosen trade before surgery & you need to be able to prove it- you must also be 12 months clear of surgery.

    Each to their own I s'pose, you can only tell people the same thing a number of times before you each get bored.
  19. The surgery has a life time guarantee...So if they start to go back to the way they where before then I have have them re done. I think also eye sight in the forces is more on what your sight is when you first join... If they get worse over the years it does not really matter, just as long as you are not a pilot......I have got the surgery tomorrow so the point of no return is getting close lol
  20. Yes I was given this form after my interview, as long as my sight meets the standered after surgery then it should be ok...I am haveing (b) Laser Epithelial Keratomileusis (LASEK) So I belive this will be allowed for entry but it will all depend on the out come after 12 months I guess

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