Quick Eyesight Question

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by JayCam, Oct 10, 2007.

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  1. Hi,

    If I have S3 eyesight am I correct in thinking that my sight is better than
    +/-6 diopywhatsits?

    On this link ( http://www.aop.org.uk/uploaded_files/pdf/04-navy.pdf ) it says that that is correct but I think it may be out of date and would love it if someone could let me know if the standards remain.


  2. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Visual Acuity Standard 3 (VA3) appears to be recorded correctly.

    You must be aware that an individuals' eyesight can vary & that is why you will be given an independent eye test paid for by the Royal Navy, regardless f when you last had your eyes tested.

    Generally VA3 means that someone of this grade cannot join the Warfare sub-specialisations. The trades listed on that particular document & incorrect as they no longer exist in those job titles.

    Hope that helps.
  3. JayCam...can you see the Sun?? (when it's out that is!)?......

    Well, as it's about 93,000,000,000,000 miles away, and you can see it ok, then I don't think there's anything wrong with yer eyes!!!!!!!

    :thumright: :whew:
  4. 6 zeros too many but we get the idea :dwarf:
  5. Well, I did say about..........(smart arse!) :thumright:
  6. Thanks Ninja, much appreciated.


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