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San Diego Has Same LASIK Technology As NASA.

Clearview Eye & Laser Medical Center:
WHAT: The National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) for the first
 time has approved the use of advanced LASIK to improve the
 vision of its astronauts. While more than 11 million LASIK
 procedures have been performed to-date, it wasn't until LASIK
 developed into an all-laser procedure that NASA approved it for
 use on astronauts who face the extreme, physical challenges of
 space travel and zero gravity.

 Today's advanced LASIK features the use of two lasers, instead
 of one as in earlier forms of the procedure, providing superior
 safety and taking patients to 20/20 vision and beyond.

WHAT: The NASA decision was made following review of extensive
 military clinical data using Advanced CustomVue LASIK with the
 IntraLase Method which showed the combination of wavefront and
 femtosecond laser technologies provides superior safety and
 vision.

WHO: Dr. Sandy Feldman, an AMO FDA clinical investigator from San
 Diego, is available to explain the following:

 -- Why even consumers' most-extreme lifestyles are nothing
 compared to being ejected from an F16 or the G-Forces of
 atmospheric blastoff.

 -- How these considerations affect the military's review of
 LASIK's safety and effectiveness.

 -- The technology behind Advance CustomVue LASIK with the
 IntraLase method.

 -- How NASA's approval validates LASIK's safety and visual
 outcomes.

 -- The considerations patients should keep in mind when choosing
 LASIK.
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