Refractive Surgery Program
The mission of the Cadet Refractive Eye Surgery Program (CRESP) is to provide Laser Vision Correction to interested and qualified members of the United States Corps of Cadets and Active Duty Service Members in order to enhance their performance as future combat leaders by reducing their dependence on spectacles and contact lenses.
Laser refractive eye surgery has been available in the U.S. since the mid 1990’s and has quickly become one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in the country. The U.S. Army, recognizing the combat-multiplying potential of this procedure, established the Warfighter Refractive Eye Surgery Program (WRESP) with the first laser center opening at Fort Bragg in 2000. There are now eight operational laser centers at Army posts worldwide. At the direction of the Surgeon General, the Ophthalmology Service at West Point’s Keller Army Community Hospital (KACH) was provided an Eximer Laser in 2006 for the express purpose of offering laser eye surgery to Corps of Cadets and Active Service Members. The CRESP was first established in August 2003.
Please email completed packets to:
Booking: 845-938-9818 or 845-938-2207