Last month’s capture of the Bin Laden compound stirred the excitement
of the people of the United States, and inspired our national imagination.
At the center of these imaginings are the brave Navy SEALs who carried
out the raid with precision and force. Among the most elite warriors of
America, SEALS have captured the attention of the world in this maneuver,
and roused interest among many young men interested in becoming a part
of this exclusive team.
Entrance into the Navy SEALs force, though, is limited, and the requirements
are stringent. SEALs undergo rigorous training in order to be able to
survive high pressure situations like the Bin Laden operation. They must
be male, no older than twenty eight years old, and in peak physical condition,
able to pass grueling physical and mental tests just to be considered
for training. Of every two hundred candidates, somewhere around twelve
become SEALs, and there are only about 2500 SEALs in total. They must
be warriors, problem solvers, and diplomats, with their mental acuity
just as sharp as their physical ability, and their bodies must be in top
form. Among other requirements, SEALs must have excellent vision.
The vision requirement used to be disheartening news for candidates with
the strength and intelligence, but not the eyesight. However, with the
development of laser eye surgery, men born with impaired vision can still
realize their dreams of becoming Navy SEALs. A candidate must successfully
complete training, of course, and must obtain a waiver to be qualified
through surgery, but laser vision eye correction has opened a door that
was previously locked.
Of course, the Navy SEALs are not the only ones looking for candidates
with perfect vision. While many jobs can be performed by people wearing
contact lenses or eye glasses, in some cases even those measures cannot
improve vision enough to qualify someone for a particular job. Whether
it is a job that requires safety goggles, night vision, or even diving
into water, glasses and contacts can interfere with job performance. Jobs
in which people benefit from not needing glasses or contacts include:
- Professional Sports
- Police and Firefighting Squads
- Medical professionals (doctors, surgeons, nurses, dentists, physicians
Even people who do not have aspirations towards such high performance occupations
can improve their lives through
LASIK and other vision correction procedures. If you are looking for a LASIK provider in Dallas, Plano and Arlington,
look no further! With nearly fifty years of experience, Key Whitman can
help you live a life free from vision problems and unfettered by glasses.
Who knows? You may even decide to become a Navy SEAL.
Join us on