Hi, I'm new here and hoping for some advice on joining RFA, possibly as a deck officer. Has anyone here had laser surgery to meet eyesight requirements? I'm seriously considering it and I'd like to hear of other peoples' experiences. The surgery won't remove my need for glasses entirely without what I consider to be an unacceptable risk, but it can allow me enough sight to meet the requirements. Secondly, can anyone clarify the academic requirement? I don't have the 5 GCSEs, only 3. However, I do have 3 A levels and 2 AS levels including maths, I have some higher education qualifications too. Would recruiters see only 3 GCSEs and stop reading, or could I be considered with the higher level qualifications? Many thanks for any answers.