Eye Exam

Prowler

Lantern Swinger
Yeah, yeah search function etc...

Failing the eye exam. Guessing that's it, end of the line, thank you for your interest etc...?

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OMM

War Hero
If you don't meet the standards for your branch then the only other option is corrective surgery (laser eye surgery).

I think if you have corrective eyesight surgery then you have to wait until 22, or a few years depending on age. I'm sure someone will have the exact terms.
 
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Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
Unfortunately Grasshopper, anything less than Visual Acuity standard 3 is a "no-go" for the Naval Service.

For laser surgery, your pre-operative prescription needs to be "in bounds", the type of surgery accepted, 12 months clear of surgery & over age 22, as stated above.

Your AFCO will advise specific details.
 

Prowler

Lantern Swinger
Been told to go into the AFCO to see a doctor tomorrow, so I will hopefully know my fate when I come out.

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Prowler

Lantern Swinger
Eye exam failed and laser surgery is a no go.

Ah well, suppose I better start searching for a new career.

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Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
Best of luck in all you do.

As a matter of interest, for those that follow - was this completely unexpected or were you aware your eyesight was poor?
 

Prowler

Lantern Swinger
Aware that it was poor, wasn't aware it was that poor.

Got a +12 in my right eye.

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