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Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
#3
The standards are a little bit different to the 2001 version as the VA2 entry standard has been amended to reflect the VA2 "in service" standard. (My apologies for being a pedant, Lamri.)

In bite size chunks- Aircrew need to be VA1, Warfare trades VA2, most others VA3.

The newer standards are as follows:

Current Visual Acuity Standards

Standard I (VA1)
Visual acuity to be achieved without correcting lenses Right 6/12N5, Left 6/12N5

Visual acuity to be achieved with correcting lenses Right 6/6N5, Left 6/6N5

Refraction limit:
Total hypermetropia +3.00 sphere
Astigmatism +1.25 cyl
Myopia (in any meridian) -0.75 sphere or cyl +3.00 sphere


Standard 2 (VA2)

Visual acuity to be achieved without correcting lenses Right 6/60, Left <6/60.

Visual acuity to be achieved with correcting lenses Right 6/6N5, Left 6/9N5

Refraction limit
Spectacle correction (in any meridian)
+6.00 sphere sphere or cyl


Standard 3 (VA3)

Visual acuity to be achieved without correcting lenses Right 6/60, Left <6/60

Visual acuity to be achieved with correcting lenses EITHER Right 6/6N5, Left 6/24N10 OR Right 6/9N5, Left 6/18N10 OR Right 6/12N5, 6/12N10.

Refraction limit
Spectacle correction (in any meridian)
+/- 6.00 sphere or cyl

Below VA3, unacceptable for Naval service.

[align=right]Optician Report (CHG31 dated 04/01/2008)[/align]

Edited to reflect ammended VA2 standards incorporated 18 July 08
 

werqpr

Lantern Swinger
#4
Hi all I've just returned from the opticians and he said I've achieved Standard 2 (VA2), will this standerd be OK for weapons engineering??
 
#6
are the standards written in blood? or is case by case basis? i got 6/9 right eye and 6/24 left uncorrected, but 6/4 and 6/12 corrected and i am interested in becoming a warfare officer
 
#7
are the standards written in blood? or is case by case basis? i got 6/9 right eye and 6/24 left uncorrected, but 6/4 right and 6/12 left corrected and i am interested in becoming a warfare officer
 

sgtpepperband

War Hero
Moderator
Book Reviewer
#10
Clearly a bad thing, if you can't find the "Search" option, which will no doubt help you find the information that will answer your question...
 
#13
no i went through every page of the health and fitness section of the forum and found this one.

im here to see if anyone could answer me or give me sum advice, as i thought tht was the point of this forum, make all the sarky comments you want, dont bother me
 

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