Astigmatism DQ

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by ColtDad, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. ColtDad

    ColtDad Member

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    OK, cant take it any longer and have to pose this.

    One of my sons DQ's from USNA was for an astigmatism, yet he was not DQ'd for the same issue by either USCGA or USAFA.

    I did a search of some past threads and from what I can find it appears theastigmatism standards for CGA and USNA are the same (+/-3.0)

    Anyone here have familiarity with this circumstance? We realize the situation is what it is. There is no need for us to disturb Director Mullen with another question to which the answer is purely hypothetical.

    Just curious if anyone here has experience with this issue and how it turned out. Thanks.
     
  2. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Below is my understanding of the issue of medical waivers. Maybe KP2001 or others can weigh in as well -- and probably correct me.:smile:

    DODMERB decides whether something is "disqualifying" based on the medical exam and additional medical records/tests that are requested/provided/conducted. If certain criteria are met, DODMERB must DQ. That DQ is not final in that it then goes to the individual SAs for waiver decisions -- IOW whether to waive the DQ condition. Different SAs may take different views of DQing conditions. Thus, USAFA and USCGA may be willing to waive a condition that USNA isn't willing to waive.
     
  3. ColtDad

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    1985.....Thanks for the info. We are attempting to set an Academy record by successfully navigating four...yes...four DQ's. (asthma, hole in tympanic membrane, rotator cuff, and astigmatism)

    Good thing we didn't mention that he's a leper with club feet and uncontrollable projectile vomiting! Whew! Maybe nobody will notice?

    To his mother and I, our young man looks like a healthy 5'-10" 165lb athlete. After DODMERB got thru looking him over we feel lucky that Child Protective Services didn't take him away from us. Apparently he's a wreck! :wink:
     
  4. blueridge

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    Colt Dad good attitude

    You have a great attitude as you work through the maze. I know it is frustrating, so hang in there. :thumb:
     

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