LASIK Clears the Way for the Wild Blue Yonder

Posted By on Feb 21, 2019 in LASIK Surgery | 0 comments

Houston Texas has always been a place for the wild blue yonder and beyond. Houston LASIK agrees and has corrected the vision of many a NASA and Air Force people so they can continue with duties. The winds of change have begun in the aero-flight industry. Once exclusively a government program a bevy of companies have moved into commercial flights which Texas regularly participates in.


Texas has in the government realm Ellington Field. Designated to become a spaceport for civilians and the military. Dream Chaser space plane as of August 2017 passed the captive carry test so in the not too distant future the free flight test will occur. Launch site license became granted in 2015 and Houston purchased a facility to house commercial space companies. Midland International Air and Space Port between Midland and Odessa has a commercial launch license as well. Specializing in suborbital platforms the facility performs human high altitude testing and training. Space McGregor Rocket Development run by SpaceX ran experiments on Merlin, Falcon, Grasshopper and Dragon rockets till 2014. Amazon Jeff Bezos has a West Texas Blue Origin Facility developing commercial spaceflight near Van Horn. In 2016 USA has done 91 orbital payloads for business and government enterprises.


The time of rocket based payloads has developed so increasingly human navigated space vehicles have become proposed. To pilot such innovative space transportation specific visual acuity requirements come into play. The industry standard remains visual acuity whether distance or near must have a correctable 20/20 rating each eye. Glasses have been listed as acceptable but like many a good pilot, NASA or Air Force person knows spectacles remain bothersome. Only the elite ophthalmologist and clinics have been chosen for making certain Air Force and NASA personnel reached the visual acuity standard of 20/20. Houston LASIK has the elite status to perform LASIK or PRK surgery on this personnel. With commercial space enterprises entering the markets those staff too will become required to have that type of vision. Quick, essentially painless with results scaling in the 90 % range for most patients Houston Lasik ensures enough space personnel qualifies for these new enterprises who have plenty of flight experience.

Less than perfect

In preparation for the new commercial space industry, education has started massive programs in math and science known as STEMS. A student with less than perfect eyesight need not negate commercial space flight as a career if they do well in math and science. Laser eye surgery can bring vision within regulation parameters in most cases. Spacewalks, space suits and LASIK surgery go hand in hand with accomplishing the national goals of this country. Since the programs infrastructures have been developed for long-term, veterans of the space industry using the techniques of laser eye surgery can continue in positions using their vast amount of experience to guide the future commercialization.


Why wait?

The government and an array of commercial enterprises have funded Texas‘s walk into the wild blue yonder. Programs have geared up across Texas. Stop in and talk to the staff at Houston LASIK. Get the eyes up to space flight standards and join the future enterprises.


Houston Lasik leads in providing premium LASIK technologies to Houston, Sugar Land, and the surrounding region. The center’s award-winning medical director introduced revolutionary technologies such as iLASIK to the region. This technology is used by NASA astronauts, Navy SEALS and Air Force fighter pilots. At Houston Lasik, you can now receive the same treatment. For more information, please call (281) 240-0478.