Fleet Air Arm Observer Eyesight requirements

Discussion in 'The Fleet Air Arm' started by Wilson09, May 24, 2011.

Welcome to the Navy Net aka Rum Ration

The UK's largest and busiest UNofficial RN website.

The heart of the site is the forum area, including:

  1. Good evening one and all,

    Firstly may I introduce myself.

    My name is Nathan, I'm 19 and currently in the process of applying for the RAF/RN and the AAC (even though the SDSR has taken its toll upon our HM Forces :evil:).

    As the title denotes, I was hoping that someone may be able to help me in regards to a recent eye examination I undetook.

    My results are as follows;

    Left eye:
    Visual Unaided. - 6/5
    Sph. - +0.75
    Cyl. - -0.75
    Axis. - 180
    Visual Acuity. - Corrected - 6/5

    Right eye:
    Visual Unaided - 6/18
    Sph. - +0.50
    Cyl. - -1.50
    Axis. - 175
    Visual Acuity. - Corrected - 6/7.5 (Hopefully to 6/6)

    I applied to the R.A.F as a Navigator/WSO last year before the cuts began and I was medically fit for that role in regards to eyesight also.

    However, I udnerstand that the FAA have different limits and standards.

    If anyone could help I would be so very helpful and I thank you for your time in reading this PM.

    Kind regards,

  2. Phone optometry. They’ll be able to tell you to tell you on the phone if you meet the desired requirements.
  3. You have to be the one with the Brains in the back seat.... Leave the steely eyed bit and Ray Bans for the Jockey:laughing2:
  4. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Interestingly, the RN has tightened the rules on laser surgery.

    Those over age 22 must wait 12 months prior to being passed fit (if it's an approved procedure). Those under 22 cannot be passed fit until they are 22 and 12 months post surgery.
  5. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    I only had one eye done, does that mean I only have to wait 6 months?
  6. depends if it's left or right.

Share This Page