rejected due to eyesight

Shakey

War Hero
They can do an op now where they insert a corrective lens into the eye as opposed to frying your cornea.

Might not be recognised by the mob though.
 

cutter

Badgeman
Shakey said:
They can do an op now where they insert a corrective lens into the eye as opposed to frying your cornea.

Might not be recognised by the mob though.

Yeah that's been recommended to me by two companies but I've decided against it. Invasive surgery to put a foreign body in something as vital as my eye just isn't worth the risk. If it stems the flow of endothelial cells to/from the cornea it's the end of that eye's useful life. I've seen online diaries of people who've had it done and its much more traumatic to the eye than LASIK.

Plus, you're absolutely right, the mob won't allow it. Only a miracle from the bearded one upstairs can get me in now... :roll:
 

Shedders_Middy

Midshipman
Hey, just to let you know, im a newbie to the site, but i am at Dartmouth right now after spending this time last year after my AIB fighting my case to the surgeon commadore at the central medical board.
I managed it by going to different opthomologists etc and having different tests done than the military ones.
I dont know how bad your eyes are, but mine were just below the standard (bout 2 points off in one, 6 in the other i think).
Either way i argued and got referred to the royal birmingham eye centre to see a pongo eye doc, and he pronounced me fine. he didnt have a clue what the original problem was, oh well, here i am.
So all i can say either fight it and try the appeal board or try your luck with another service.

Good luck mate, Nick
 

medic86

Newbie
Hi, im a medic in the navy and regularly do eye sight tests for recruits. Lol the rule does seem unfair as i myself have quite bad eye sight. They justfy it by saying that if u for some reason could not wear ur contact wud u be able to mange otherwise with emergency situations such as firefighting ect
:?
 

FlagWagger

GCM
Book Reviewer
medic86 said:
Hi, im a medic in the navy and regularly do eye sight tests for recruits. Lol the rule does seem unfair as i myself have quite bad eye sight. They justfy it by saying that if u for some reason could not wear ur contact wud u be able to mange otherwise with emergency situations such as firefighting ect
:?

Simple, if you can't see the fire, direct the water towards the heat source :) :)
 
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