Refractive surgery is permissible for serving ADF personnel and applicants for entry to the ADF.
Currently, funding for refractive surgery by the Defence Health Service (DHS) is limited those personnel whose military duties, without question, require them to work frequently in extreme physical environments that preclude the safe use of spectacles or contact lenses, or where their use has a high probability of compromising mission performance.
At present there is no provision for personnel not included in the elected groups to be provided funding for refractive surgery but the situation is being closely monitored to determine if there are compelling operational, capability improvement and economic reasons to fund these procedures for a broader range of ADF personnel.
Should you or a family member have Health Insurance through Defence Health with 'Top Extras' Health cover, a contribution for Laser Eye Surgery should be included. Please contact Defence Health to confirm eligibility.
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