Lasik in the Military/NASA

Don’t let visual acuity be a determining factor in going after your career goals in the military or government. LASIK surgery is safe, truly effective, and affordable. Our staff is some of the most highly qualified ophthalmology specialists in the country. Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology is committed to helping those who help us with their excellent government work.

What is LASIK?

LASIK is a procedure that uses a laser to correct vision in the eye. This surgery is long-lasting and powerful.

Who can benefit from LASIK?

Anyone who needs their vision corrected, but has a stable vision. Those who wear corrective lenses may find that they need their glasses less or not at all. That is one less thing to carry with you to work.

Some Government and Military Personnel That Can Benefit from Lasik:

  • PMI Instructors
  • Astronauts
  • Flight officers
  • Military police
  • US Navy SEALs
  • US Army Special Forces/Rangers
  • US Marine Corps Recon
  • US Marshals
  • Military doctors
  • Military photographers

NASA approved LASIK surgery for astronauts in 2007. They found that those who received advanced corrective surgery had an acuity of 20/16, which is better than 20/20.


Another boon of LASIK for government and military personnel is that it does not require many visits to maintain. This perk means more time for the mission at hand and less time in the doctor’s office.

Those Who May Not Be a Good Fit For LASIK

If you are younger than 18, your vision is still developing -- because of this, waiting to get LASIK may be a good idea. Those who are pregnant or currently ill may want to wait until their circumstances change. You may find that your vision corrects itself later.

For more information on how LASIK surgery helps you crush your job, contact Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology to schedule an appointment at (212) 220-0066 today.

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  • "Cannot recommend Dr Coad & his lasik coordinator Nicole enough. They are wonderfully supportive and gentle that even if you are nervous it will be difficult to stay that way around this supportive duo! Without a doubt recommend going to see them, they are worth the additional care and cost for a full-service experience that are there just to help you & give you the best vision possible. Thank you Dr Coad & Nicole."
    Yasmin L.
  • "Dr. Coad and his staff made the experience of having a cataract removed the best it could possibly be, from evaluation to discussing options to being reassuring when the surgery began, to follow-up. The evaluation process was efficient, yet at no time did I feel as if it was anything but personal. His staff at all times were both professional and welcoming. Vace, the surgical coordinator, did everything to make sure the surgical process went smoothly.
    As to Dr. Coad himself, I can't say enough. His skill is absolutely top-notch, but it was the concern that he took in making sure that I understood all of my options, and his reassuring manner before, during and after the surgery which makes it easy to recommend him to the fullest to anyone who needs ophthalmic care."
    Ed W.
  • "Had a five star experience at Chelsea Eye! I went to Dr Yoon for an eye exam and she was extremely friendly, helpful and down to earth! I have met all the staff and they are very friendly and easy to talk to. Hugo in particular was wonderful to work with during the exam. It was a breathe of fresh air coming to this practice and I highly recommend going here for an Optometry appointment or Opthalmology appointment with Dr Coad."
    Devon T.
  • "Can I please take a moment and talk about how awesome Dr. Jay Yoon is?!

    I would be friends with this woman! I went in freaked out about a blood vessel on my eye and in total hypochondriac mode (is it a stroke? Is this connected to my brain? Is it gonna spread?). She laughed and calmly said "looks like you've always had this and it's fine and here are some drops cause your eyes are dry and here's my great primary doctor who I recommend since you don't have one."

    She was very funny and relatable and cool - she didn't try to rush me away and she was honest about everything too and so helpful.

    I've already started recommending her and now I'll do it on here: book an appt and be treated so warmly."
    Bonnie G.
  • "Dr Coad and Nicole were both absolutely wonderful. After my brother had LASIK surgery, I decided to go ahead and do the same.

    Both Nicole and Dr. Coad are very proficient in their work. They answered any and all questions that I had, and calmed every nervous feeling that arose from the start, up until the surgery.

    Going through the surgery I was EXTREMELY nervous and Dr. Coad walked me through the entire procedure (before and during) and made my whole LASIK experience a breeze.

    I can not recommend them enough. If you are interested in LASIK Dr. Coad is the only doctor I would trust."
    Christina V.
  • "This team is the absolute best. Christine is a gift from the gods and makes you feel comfortable supported and amazing. She really got me through my anxieties about my recent lasik surgery - which went great! Dr Coad is the best. A fantastic team, a simple process - I highly recommend this team - if you've ever considered lasik (like I have for the last 20 years) make an appt with this great group. You'll be happy you did."
    Mark P.
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