Army Major Jacob Stein is near-sighted with astigmatisms. While serving overseas, he constantly fights sandstorms and is having difficulty wearing his contacts. He can't wear glasses with a gas mask and contacts are a problem if the weather is sandy, rainy, or cold (cleaning solution freezes). He has a leave soon and will be coming back to the States for six months. Is he eligible for LASIK?
(This scenario develops during a 2 week unit. Complementary lesson activities are included.)