I applied for a medical cadetship as a medical student to become a Navy Doctor and have been found 'permanently unfit' and rejected due to poor eyesight. My vision is outside the lowest requirement they accept. I have offered to have laser eye surgery (they types they accept) to correct my vision but my starting point is below their limit so this is not an option. It seems crazy in this day and age to be found permanently unsuitable due to a correctable eyesight problem. I wear contacts so you wouldn't even know I was short sighted and play sports and function normally so am a bit gutted by this as I feel I have a lot to offer and know they are short of doctors. It just seems mad.