Laser Vision Correction Eliminates the Problems With Eyeglasses or Contact Lenses When Conditions are Difficult, Lives are on the Line and Seconds Count
DALLAS, September 13, 2012 – For emergency first responders – police officers, firefighters, paramedics, the military, and emergency medical technicians – good eyesight can be a matter of life and death.
But because of the harsh and unpredictable working conditions that first responders must confront, eyeglasses and contact lenses often aren’t the right choice. For that reason, many first responders have turned to laser vision correction surgery, known as LASIK.
“For most people, eyeglasses and contact lenses are just an inconvenience,” says Eric D. Donnenfeld, M.D., F.A.C.S. and member of the American Refractive Surgery Council, who has performed LASIK surgery on more than a thousand first responders. “But for emergency personnel, eyeglasses and contacts can actually...