laser eye surgery whilst in the navy

#1
Hey I'm thnking of joining the navy my eye sight falls in to VA 3. I have 2 questions.

1. Can you have laser eye surgery after you have joined the navy say 4 years down the line?

2. What woould happen say afta 8 years of survice ur eye sight worsend to below the -6 diopters level required to be in VA 3?

Thanks for any help. Matt
 
#2
Once in service the Navy does not allow you to have laser eye surgery. Provided that you eyesight is OK on joining and that it doesn't deteriorate so much that you can not see then the RN will normally allow you to continue in service.

There are potentially options to get surgery prior to joining, but if you think about going down this avenue. Please contact your careers advisor for advice before proceeding with any surgery.

Regards

Supermario

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#3
matta12 said:
Hey I'm thnking of joining the navy my eye sight falls in to VA 3. I have 2 questions.

1. Can you have laser eye surgery after you have joined the navy say 4 years down the line?

2. What woould happen say afta 8 years of survice ur eye sight worsend to below the -6 diopters level required to be in VA 3?

Thanks for any help. Matt
I've done a search for 'laser surgery' and get this..."Your search - laser surgery - did not match any documents." Despite the fact that there is a thread link in the Health and Fitness forum exactly about this. Perhaps something the COs ought to look at as a site issue if the search function is not working as it should.
 
#4
Thanks so say if your eye sight dropped jus outside VA 3 afta a view years of survice you would likely still be able 2 stay in the navy
 
#5
matta12 said:
Thanks so say if your eye sight dropped jus outside VA 3 afta a view years of survice you would likely still be able 2 stay in the navy
Yes you are unlikely to get thrown out unless it is really bad

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#8
matta12 said:
don t suppose any 1 no s if marinne engineering is VA 3 as this is wht iv applied for thanks for any help.
ET (ME) is VA 3 and CP (Colour perception) 4. These are the lowest eyesight standards to join the RN.

SM

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