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US space agency NASA has for the first time approved LASIK surgery for would-be astronauts who previously would have been disqualified from applying for its training programmes.
The move came as NASA unveiled its recruitment programme for the next generation of astronauts which commences in 2009.
Poor eyesight has long been the bugaboo of many aspiring astronauts, disqualifying more would-be space travelers than any other physical requirement since the beginning of the U.S. astronaut program in 1959. Now, nearly a half-century after the program began, NASA is loosening its vision standards, allowing more men and women to reach for dreams of flying into space.
The host nation of this year’s rugby World Cup is France and fans and players alike are preparing for the long awaited date in the sporting calendar. With 20 countries in contention for the Cup, the players need to make sure they are fully prepared.
In the majority of sports that extra something often comes from sharp vision and precise visual acuity, and with the latest advances in laser eye surgery, many athletes and sports people are setting their sights on precision vision.
Vision South Pole has recently formed a partnership with Optical Express and on September 8th, the name of the expedition was changed from ‘Vision South Pole’ to ‘the Optical Express South Pole Challenge’.
And, it doesn’t stop there as the project is also happy to support a third charity, the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).
Nowadays, there are various ways to help improve your eyesight.
There are the traditional methods such as spectacles or contact lenses, but many people, especially those with active lifestyles, find these to be something of a constraint, which is why more and more people are opting for laser eye surgery.
We asked the experts at Optical Express to answer the Top 10 frequently asked questions about laser eye surgery and to seperate the facts from the fiction.