20/20- Vision?

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  1. Calendar

    Calendar New Member

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    I've been an NROTC College Program midshipman for the past 2 years. A few months ago, I finally received the phone call saying I had been accepted into Advanced Standing. Needless to say, I was ecstatic. Unforetunately, after I took my medical tests, I was informed that I required a waiver because one of my eyes is not correctable to 20/20. Apparently, it's 20/20-, which means it's very close to 20/20 but not quite. I've been waiting for the past few weeks for word on a waiver. I would be absolutely devastated if I was disqualified. Does anyone know if cases similar to mine normally receive waivers?
     
  2. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    Unfortunately it's near impossible to tell for cases like this. It depends on many factors, one being "why" aren't you correctable to 20/20. There are many reasons, sometimes it is due to a misalignment of the eyes, but there are other reasons as well.

    My guess is you will likely have a remedial request for further eye testing to determine why your eye is not correctable to 20/20.
     
  3. equestriangrl93

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    My near sightedness is above the Navy's limit of -6.00. However both of my eyes are correctable to 20/20 with contacts/glasses and are healthy. What are my chances of receiving a medical waiver? I understand that I most likey won't be allowed to serve on the unrestricted line. I don't think that I will need any other waivers and that my eyesight is only thing that is a problem for me. Thank you.
     
  4. Pima

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    you need to post this on the DODMERB help forum. MullenLE left months ago, however, prior to leaving he left the link for DoDMERB help.

    The impression he left is they would be like him here and work with you one on one.

    Good Luck.
     

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