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Eye sight test - AET

Jonadame

Midshipman
Hi,

I know there has been numerous threads on this and I have searched but can’t seem to find what I am looking for. I just passed interview and I have an eye sight test booked for next week for AET and even though I know it’s out of my control to change, I would love to know how likely I am to pass. So I have a couple of questions if you can help that would be great!

- is there any real world example for the distance part of the test for VA 1, 2 and 3? Like 20m from a car reg for driving. I.e would this be around VA2 for example?

- I had laser eye surgery some years ago and I will attach the discharge letter, can anyone tell me if back then I would fall into either of the VA categories please? I imagine they would be worse now but it would be good to have a guess from where I was then

- the latest doc I found for AET was VA2 but there has been posts and other docs saying VA3. Does anyone know the current eye requirement for AET please?

I hope someone can help and I appreciate anything you guys can tell me about this.

Thanks,
Jon
 

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Waspie

War Hero
Hi, have you read this thread on the subject!

Eye Test

An alternative may be to call/visit your AFCO for up to date info on eye matters.
 

Jonadame

Midshipman
No I have seen a few but not this one, fingers crossed AET is still standard 2, to give me the best chance.. thank you!


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Maxpowers

Lantern Swinger
I couldn’t directly answer the question. I have the eyes of a Japanese sniper so I didn’t have any snags but loads of lads have glasses but Im not sure about laser eye surgery that was a dodgy one unlees it’s changed, maybe check out Jsp but As far as im aware the standards for AET’s is pretty standard maybe the colourblindness threshold is stricter...
 

Maxpowers

Lantern Swinger
Laser eye treatment section might be relevant, but Apart from that unless your eyesight is actually terrible I think you will be fine.
 

soleil

War Hero
At the moment, the matrix is giving VA3/CP2 for AET and I have no reason to believe that this isn't the current position.
 

soleil

War Hero
"3. It is recommended that the following methods of surgical correction of myopia or hypermetropia are now considered suitable for entry on an individual, case by case basis for nonspecialist employment groups and subject to single-Service requirements:

a. Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

b. Laser epithelial keratomileusis (LASEK)

c. Laser in-situ keratomileusis LASIK.

d. Intrastromal corneal rings (ICRs), otherwise known as intrastromal corneal segments (ICSs)

Entry will not be considered for radial keratotomy (RK), or astigmatic keratotomy (AK), or any other form of incisional refractive surgery, other than those procedures listed above. All invasive intraocular surgical procedures will remain a bar to entry.

4. In order to be considered the prospective entry candidate must provide appropriate documentary evidence that they fulfil the following criteria:

a. The total preoperative refractive error was not outside the limits for selection, and in no case than +6.00 or –6.00 dioptre [Equivalent Spherical Error (ESE)] in either eye.

b. The preoperative best spectacle corrected visual acuity was within selection limits and;

c. At least 6 months have elapsed since the date of the last surgery or enhancement procedure;

d. The candidate is at least 22 years old and;

e. There have been no significant visual side effects secondary to the surgery affecting daily activities or night vision, such as glare, halos or discomfort, no requirement for topical eye medication and;

f Stability of refraction post procedure; no more than 0.50 dioptre difference in the spherical equivalent of either eye should be demonstrated by two consecutive post-treatment refractions separated by a minimum of 3 months and;

g. Paper case review by a Service ophthalmologist or Service-approved ophthalmologist for confirmation that the candidate is acceptable.

5. A single revision of CRS is acceptable, subject to the candidate meeting all the criteria as above, including the preoperative limits before the first CR."

 

Jonadame

Midshipman
Great, thank you for the help everyone. That’s all really helpful.

I will let you know how it goes on Thursday, fingers crossed it should be fine like you said!

Jon


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Jonadame

Midshipman
I just wanted to let you know I passed, it turns out I fall into VA1 (some how) but thanks again for the help with my questions.

Jon


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SeaHawk14

Midshipman
I just wanted to let you know I passed, it turns out I fall into VA1 (some how) but thanks again for the help with my questions.

Jon


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Is this your General Entry to service medical or was this the Boots Eyesight test stage? Curious because apparently some AFCO's are already doing medicals but some aren't.
 
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