officer eyesight tests conducted at boots?

wave_dodger

MIA
Book Reviewer
#2
I think thats wrong, I'm pretty certain ALL MoD (inc CS) eyesight tests are now conducted at Specsavers under a Government framework agreement.
 
#5
I went t'boots and had a contact lense consulation as well as the test- cheers MOD. I had a form and could book when i wanted though- does the navy have opticians? (Genuine question as i don't have a scooby)
 
#12
There is a link to eyesight standards somewhere, but unless you have a good knowledge of eye related things it is mostly gobeldygook! Is there something eye related in particular that is worrying you?
 
#13
BRd 1750A Chapter 5. Details of eyesight standards required for all branches and how they go about testing. Hope this helps.


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#15
I did a colour perception test recently on a 14 plate set which seems to be the same as the one which is used for the medical and I only just passed it on the borderline so If I had to repeat it not one but twice then I will probably fail it.
 
#17
I did mine at Boot's. You should receive a letter from your AFCO informing you of all the details, such as where and when.

My AFCO even booked my appointment for me, which I thought was rather kind of them.
 
#18
I did a colour perception test recently on a 14 plate set which seems to be the same as the one which is used for the medical and I only just passed it on the borderline so If I had to repeat it not one but twice then I will probably fail it.

Well i imagine the stringent requirements for that role are in place for a reason. Probably better to misjudge a colour sat in a comfy opticians rather then at a time when it could be problematic and dangerous, no? The recruitment system isn't there for fun and to ruin people's dreams; it is there to ensure roles are filled with the appropriate people. Can always try and if you do fail explore the other options, if you don't give it a go then you have already failed anyway. Also as it is a boots optician your actual appointment will be an hour after the time of your appointment.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
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#19
The visual acuity eye test is contracted to Boots, but you can go to any optician and claim back the charge. The optician grades your eye sight in one of 4 categories. Warfare is the highest standard, Logistics & Engineers have the widest acceptable grades.

The AFCO medical includes a colour perception test. Divers, because they`re special, have invented a different eyesight standard to everyone else due to the fact they can`t put prescription lenses in full face diving masks.
 
#20
The visual acuity eye test is contracted to Boots, but you can go to any optician and claim back the charge. The optician grades your eye sight in one of 4 categories. Warfare is the highest standard, Logistics & Engineers have the widest acceptable grades.

The AFCO medical includes a colour perception test. Divers, because they`re special, have invented a different eyesight standard to everyone else due to the fact they can`t put prescription lenses in full face diving masks.
But we can lenses underwater. My eyes were -2.25 the whole time in the branch. Pusser even paid for my lenses.
 

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