Astigmatism

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  1. USNA2020

    USNA2020 Member

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    My vision is correctable to 20/20 and I supposedly have astigmatism to some degree (doctor told me only in the past year) , but I can see perfectly fine with regular glasses. What are the chances of getting astigmatism waived if your vision is correctable to 20/20?
     
  2. navymomwannabe

    navymomwannabe Member

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    I didn't know astigmatism required a waiver. My son has one and it was never an issue. He's blind as a bat without his contacts too (but correctable to 20/20.)
     
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  3. hornetguy

    hornetguy USAFA Cadet

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    Typically astigmatism <= 1.25 does not need a waiver. If it's higher than that but you are correctable to 20/20, it's generally an easy waiver to get.
     
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  4. Heyriddle

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    Being correctable to 20/20 is the key. DS was DQed for being correctable to 20/25 (20/40 without glasses). Fortunately got a waiver. It was a long road.
     
  5. Rugbyftbllaxmom

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    Hello- my son is correctable to 20/20 in one eye and 20/25 in other- was that what your son was or was he 20/25
    Both eyes? What dos you have to do to obtain waiver?
     
  6. JoeyM

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    I have a mild astigmatism (I forgot specific degrees) and was scared I wouldn't pass for a while. I didn't make any issue of it, and it turns out my vision in both eyes is correctable to 20/15.
     
  7. hotwheelsearl

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    My eyes are like 20/one million, but correctable to 20/20 with lenses. The only restriction that I know of (in AFROTC, anyways) is that you cannot be granted certain jobs - usually Rated (ie pilot, Nav, RPA, ABM), as those require either 20/20 non-corrected, or 20/20 corrected, but 20/(something else) non-corrected.
     
  8. Heyriddle

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    DS was 20/20 one eye with no correction and 20/40 in the other correctable to 20/25. He received a DQ. He did get a waiver from USMMA. 20/20 correctable seems to be the magic number.

    We've also had him wearing one contact now for the past year. He just tested 20/20 correctable for the first time. A little late, but a victory nonetheless.
     
  9. Rugbyftbllaxmom

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    Thank you! Greatly appreciated! Fingers crossed that he is good to go!
     

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