Eye Exam

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  1. 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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  2. OMM

    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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  3. Ninja_Stoker

    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.
     
  4. Thanks for the info, guess I better get saving.

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  5. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Before you spend any money - check with your AFCO.
     
  6. Will do.

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  7. 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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  8. OMM

    OMM War Hero

    Hope it's good news mate.
     
  9. 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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  10. Ninja_Stoker

    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?
     
  11. Sorry to hear it mate. just curious but what did the eye doc mark your peepers?
     
  12. Aware that it was poor, wasn't aware it was that poor.

    Got a +12 in my right eye.

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