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Sorry for an eyesight question

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Hi everyone,

I had applied to join RNR and had expected to have to argue my case as I have a couple of historical medical issues, but I did not expect to be rejected due to eyesight requirements as I was today.

I have perfect vision in my left eye, but I have poor vision in my right eye so I use a contact lens to meet the 6/12 requirement.

I was rejected as my right eye isn't able to read N5 text and I'm bewildered as to why that means a rejection.

I understand that the military prioritises the right eye due to "need" to fire a rifle right-handed, by why do they need that eye to be able to read tiny text close up?

Any insight will be very gratefully received, I'm doing my nut right now
 

Chris P

Lantern Swinger
Did you ask the question why, nicely of course!

Won't comment on 'Any insight' some one else might be along to do that :rolleyes:.
 

photface

Lantern Swinger
Hi Sound Engineer,

There are many close up tasks you may be required to perform and unfortunately if you’re unable to come up to the required standard for these then it’s a bar to entry.

JSP 950 chapter 4 will tell all, I believe.

Any more questions, feel free to message.


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Hi,

Thanks for the reply.

Out of interest, why do they need you to be able to do close-up work with the right eye only?

That's what really confused me!
 

Waspie

War Hero
Hi,

Thanks for the reply.

Out of interest, why do they need you to be able to do close-up work with the right eye only?

That's what really confused me!
What happens if you then get a eye problem with your left?

Sadly the RN has moved along since the days of Blackbeard. They now require two working eyes and all your limbs intact. No Hooks or peg legs either I'm afraid.
 
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You could equally ask "what happens if you get a problem with your right eye.
 
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You probably think you're being funny with that comment, but personally I'm not laughing
 
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I came on here looking for advice as I'm pretty bloody keen on getting into the Navy, and I'm met with stupid jokes about a serious medical issue...

What nice people there are on Navy-Net...
 
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Seriously... Some things are worthy of humour, medical issues are not one of them IMHO
 

mikh

MIA
You probably think you're being funny with that comment, but personally I'm not laughing
Waspie answered your question and added a joke, not an hilarious one (but he was FAA so that's not a surprise), but his answer is valid.

You may be 'pretty bloody keen' to join, but if you fall below the medical standards, that's just one more kick in the teeth from life.
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
SA80 can only be fired right handed, how will you be able to shoot with a duff right eye?
 
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SA80 can only be fired right handed, how will you be able to shoot with a duff right eye?

As I said, my Visual Acuity in that eye meets the required standard. I have only failed on close-up reading.
 
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What happens if you then get a eye problem with your left?

Sadly the RN has moved along since the days of Blackbeard. They now require two working eyes and all your limbs intact. No Hooks or peg legs either I'm afraid.

Presumably if I got a problem with my left eye then I'd be stood down... Same as if I got a problem with a leg, hand, arm, shoulder etc.
 
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