Eye Surgery Application Memorandum



SUBJECT: Refractive Eye Surgery Application

I, [Full Name], [Rank], [MOS], have reviewed the information available at https://womack.tricare.mil/Health-Services/Vision/Warfighter-Refractive-Eye-Surgery-Program for the Warfighter Refractive Eye Surgery Program at Womack Army Medical Center. I understand that wearing contact lenses interferes with the preparation for and performance of refractive eye surgery. I am aware that soft contact lenses must be removed for 2 WEEKS prior to any preoperative or surgery appointments. Rigid Gas Permeable (hard) contact lenses must be removed for one MONTH prior to any preoperative or surgery appointment. I have been informed that I must remove my contact lenses, if applicable, prior to requesting a preoperative appointment. Therefore, as of [Date], I have removed my contact lenses and agree not to wear them again.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding may alter your glasses prescription, which could adversely affect outcomes after surgery. To my knowledge, I am not pregnant and have not been breastfeeding within the last 6 months.

I understand that I am required to have a driver on the date of my surgery and all postoperative/follow-up appointments until the doctor has cleared me to drive. If I choose to call my driver after my surgery is completed, I understand I will not be permitted to leave the clinic until my driver arrives.

In the event of a schedule conflict or if I cannot attend my appointment, it is my responsibility to notify the Refractive Eye Clinic prior to the appointment time. I understand that it is my responsibility to keep all follow-up appointments scheduled with the Refractive Eye Clinic. I am aware that the follow-up period after refractive eye surgery is one year and that I am expected to be evaluated after at least: 1 day, 7 days, 30 days, 60 days, 90 days, and 6 months following surgery.

My signature acknowledges that I will comply with all rules set forth by the Refractive Eye Clinic. Failure to comply may result in my being deemed ineligible for refractive eye surgery and possible punishment under the Uniformed Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).

Patient Signature: Phone Number: Email Address:




MEMORANDUM FOR Commander, Womack Army Medical Center ATTN: Warfighter Refractive Eye Surgery Clinic Fort Bragg, NC 28310

SUBJECT: Commander’s Endorsement of Refractive Eye Surgery

  1. I endorse [Service Member’s Full Name] to be evaluated and considered for enrollment in the Refractive Eye Surgery Program. The service member listed above, as of the date of this endorsement, has at least six months of retainability in service.

a) Scheduled ETS/retirement date is [Date]

b) Date of Deployment is [Date]

  1. I acknowledge that, following surgery, the service member listed above must keep all follow-up appointments.
  2. I acknowledge that the service member listed above will have a profile for 30 days, with the following limitations:

a) No airborne operations

b) No swimming

c) No night operations

  1. I acknowledge that the service member listed above cannot be deployed for 30 days after LASIK and 90 days after PRKw/MMC surgery.
  2. This endorsement expires 180 days from the date of this memorandum.
  3. The point of contact for this action is the undersigned, reachable at [Email Address] or XXX-XXXX.
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