Our DS did a pre-screen with a local optometrist before beginning the application process because we had read that eye issues can be cause for DQ and very few waivers granted. His test results including the color-vision all checked out well. After Ds's CVW October 5th he came back completely convinced that the Naval Academy was where he wanted to be and began to finish his punch list for the application. His physical went great. He then did his DoDMERB eye exam and failed the color-vision aspect. We were stunned since he had passed it with the local optometrist. Long story short, his BGO told him what that probably meant, but encouraged him to push forward anyway. After a couple of very down days, he went for a "3rd opinion" with a very respected optometrist and reported the information to DoDMERB. They issued a remedial and sent him to our 4th exam which he again passed. His status changed within a few days. He is now double-qualified with high grades and ACT score. (We hope that means he is triple qualified!) Last week found out Senator Corker nominated him. Now we wait and pray for what is right for him (either way) to happen. I post this simply to encourage future readers to seek second/third opinions if found medically DQ'ed. Be proactive with it. Don't wait for the academy or DoDMERB to do something to help you. You are applying to them, not the other way around. Color-Vision testing is an odd one. Lighting, age of the plates you view, etc can have an impact on how many of the 14 plates you will identify correctly. Best of luck to all who are waiting to find out. Hope this helps someone.