Admissions delay due to contacts?

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  1. tiki

    tiki USMA 2015 Appointee

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    So I received my Dodmerb info packet not too long ago and was reading through it. I wear Paragon CRT corneal refractive therapy lenses and, according to Dodmerb regulations, I must remove and quit wearing those lenses for 90 days prior to my eye exam. So the earliest I can start/complete the entire Dodmerb process is end of October/beginning of November! This really concerns me because I know everyone here and that I have talked to is really emphasising the whole "Get it done early, get it done now!" with the process - especially Dodmerb.
    I know some of the earliest admissions decisions are being made sometime in August/September (?). And I have been very timely with everything, but this will make it impossible for me to get an early-ish acceptance!
    With a situation like this, will there still be spots open once I get this sorted out?
     
  2. mom3boys

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    Get everything else done, including the applications for nomination interviews. Worry about what you can control; this is out of your control. If they like what they see and you are a very strong candidate, it's possible you could land an LOA contingent on DoDMERB. Finishing in October is still "early." Good luck!
     
  3. mmb5

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    The eye exam is separate from the main physical exam. Get the main physical done, and you should be almost all the way there.
     
  4. tiki

    tiki USMA 2015 Appointee

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    I thought it said that you had to have the eye exam done first? Maybe I misread something.
     
  5. tallbutshort

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    That's the general rule, but you might want to ask if they'll let you do the medical exam first because of your unfortunate situation. No harm done in asking!
     
  6. navy2016

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    can the eye exam be done by a civilian doctor or does it have to be done at a military facility?
     
  7. AKH

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    DoDMERB assigns you an optometrist and an office that will conduct your medical in your area. Mine were both civilian.
     
  8. mmb5

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    As always, with anything DoDMERB, go to the Master: Larry Mullen's contact information is pasted at the top of the DoDMERB section of the forum. He has been a huge help to many people on this forum, including my now-cadet.
     

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