To honor those that have served in the military, Capstone Vision will be providing FREE EYE EXAMS for all military veterans on Monday, November 19 (the Monday following Veterans Day). Simply present your Active ID, Reserve ID, or DD-214 for a free exam. Exams by appointment only. Call 248-710-0063 or schedule online at mycapstonevision.com. Thank you for your service.
This kept many intelligent and motivated men and women from serving, and those with corrected visions – wearing contact lenses or glasses – didn’t have an easy time. Contact lenses can get dirty and/or misplaced, especially in locations that are hostile or with adverse weather conditions. Glasses can get lost or broken. Wearing glasses can impede and restrict the use of certain headgear. For an aviator, G-forces can pull spectacles down off the nose.
The Navy began studying the effects of laser eye surgery in 1993 and a 1996 U.S. Navy PRK study found that every patient in the study had improved. The results were such a success that the Navy immediately purchased an excimer laser. After more years of study, it was determined that all pilots who underwent PRK were able to have their vision restored to the “highest visual classification for a Naval aviator.”
The Army’s first PRK/LASIK site opened in May 2000 at Fort Bragg, N.C. More than 5,000 soldiers from XVIII Airborne Corps and the Special Operations Command have since been treated with outstanding results.
The Walter Reed Center for Refractive Surgery had its first patient in March 2002 and has since performed the procedure on more than 600 patients. The waiting list today is more than six months long.
Capstone Vision wants to make sure your vision is “good to go.” With the latest technology, and years of finding the right vision solutions for patients, Dr. Emmert-Buck is prepared to make sure your vision is the best it can be – no matter what your day holds.