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For some consumers, pursuing the LASIK procedure may require advance permission or notification by their professions or employers, despite it's incredible track record of success. Some highly specialized industries mandate that their employees avoid or obtain permission to do anything to their bodies, vision, or other alteration of any sensory functions. Many employers are concerned that altering such functions may preclude them from performing their job to the degree they could at the time of hiring.
Until recently, one of these employers was the United States Military. The military was concerned that potential complications from the surgery could put soldiers at risk in the field or during combat. The military recently changed their mind, allowing for soldiers to get LASIK with advance permission, given that they could prove that their vision was inhibiting their ability to perform their job optimally. This was because of the stellar track record and millions of satisfied customers that are singing the praise of LASIK surgery and it's unbelievable effects on their vision.
Other industries, such as airline pilots and other aviators, other special force missions for the government, professional athletes, and celebrities may also need advance permission from their employers, leagues, or production companies prior to undergoing any elective procedure.
If you're concerned that your employer may take issue with you getting the LASIK procedure, check with them about their policy on elective procedures, and more specifically, laser vision correction surgery.