I understand that it is a proposed idea (I believe from 2SL's office) that over their career RN personnel will move from the RN to the Reserve List/RNR and back to the RN etc over the years depending on family situation, wanting to take a break, study etc etc. This is a very good idea, but I have recently discovered that the eyesight regulations became harder in 1995. This means that anyone who joined before that date, but who then move to the Reserve List/RNR and then back have to then comply with the new harder rules. These new rules are particularly strict for new joiners, which such a person is then counted as, no matter how many years they previously served. Therefore if you then tried this you could then find that you are stuck and can not rejoin, but if you had stayed in then your eyesight would not have been a problem at all. Does this make sense??? I expect that this is an oversight that will be changed. Comments please!