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Hello All!

I was wondering if anyone could provide clarification to whether or not you are allowed to get PRK or LASIK corrective surgeries after you are already a pilot - I would like to get corrective surgery eventually down the line so that I do not have to wear corrective lenses while flying. Please provide references if possible - I would like to read up on the topic. 

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It is not uncommon at all and is not hard to get approved. I had my PRK done eight years before being a pilot but from my friends that have done it the process seemed to be as simple as a recommendation from the flight doc, approval by the eye surgeon folks that you meet the initial standards and approval from your commander. There's some down time afterwards for your eyes to heal before you're allowed back on flight status as well. 

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