Discussion in 'Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting' started by CommandoJoe, Sep 20, 2007.

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  1. hello i was wondering can you still join the royal marines if you wear glasses or not?
  2. Hi Joe and welcome to Rum Ration,

    There's plenty of eyesight threads on here already (like this one), use the search function to find them.
  3. I watched the Commando thingy on ITV to-night, and there was a guy on there with glasses if thats any help.
  4. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Minimum eyesight standards for Royal Marines as follows:

    Visual acuity to be achieved without correcting lenses; 6/60 Right, <6/60 Left.
    Visual acuity to be achieved with correcting lenses; Either 6/6 N5 Right, 6/24 N10 left or 6/9 N5 Right, 6/18N10 Left, or 6/12 N5 Right, 6/12 N10 Left.
    Refraction limit: Spectacle correction (in any meridian) +/- 6.00 sphere or cylinder, both.

    Welcome to RR!
  5. Yes you can, as long as your eyesight is not really bad. An eyetest is part of the recruitment process and your local AFCO will be able to give you more details of the requirements. Alternatively just search the forums as there are quite a few eyesight/glasses/contact lenses threads already.
  6. Watched it myself and enjoyed it. It must be a pain in the arse though keeping them clean and making sure you don't break them. I manage to break my glasses sitting at my desk so you can be sure i'll break them running in the woods!

    Yes, you can wear glasses in the Royal Marines, however your eyesight will have to reach a required standard for you to join (which was specified by Ninja Stoker before I managed to hit the submit button). And when you join training it's advised you bring a spare pair and make sure they're cheap ones.
  7. i thought that marine commado was a good programme lol
  8. thx i wanna join the marines and this has been worrying me i dont think my eyesight is that bad but i ll have to look into it more anyway thx for the help! ;)
  9. yeah i watched that commando thing on tv it was pretty good is it a series?
  10. yeh i think so

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