Now all those lads and lassies who, because of poor eyesight, may have otherwise been shunted in the general direction of a submarine, or administrative work, can now become fighter pilots, and older serving members can stay in the cockpit much longer.
Mostly good for the Navy, particularly as the competition heats up for places in the preferred fields, as top notch candidates now all have perfect eyesight.
Partly bad, as submarines are having a hard time filing their quota – well, they haven’t met their quota this last couple of years.
If it sounds a bit trivial, consider: as many as one third of each 1000 member Naval Academy class now takes up the offer of eye surgery. That’s around 300 personal who would previously have had more limited job options, but now they can pursue whatever passion takes their fancy, if they make the grades.
Also interesting to read that the eye surgery procedure used by the Navy is different from the one used on most civilians. Read the whole story …
Not everyone wants to be a paperback writer; lots want to be a Navy Seal or a fighter pilot.