Contacts and/or glasses to I-day

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by inzane99, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. inzane99

    inzane99 Member

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    Question: Son wears contacts...does he brings them(and the stuff that goes with the contacts) with him on I-day or just his glasses?
     
  2. wannabe2013

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    I believe you are issued some really nice glasses when you show up :shake:
     
  3. navy1314

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    inzane99, from what i understand is that you will bring them but you will not use them. the academy will issue you BCG (birth control glasses), basically big goofy thick frame glasses that wannabe2013 referred to. you bring your contacts and normal framed glasses as backup. ive read some stories where the BCG's break and the plebe just wears there normal glasses. hope thats helpful
     
  4. RetNavyHM

    RetNavyHM USN (RET)

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    Show up on I-day wearing glasses. Bring the contact lenses and solution for use after plebe summer.

    Your son should be issued glasses on I-day. There are times when the glasses may not be ready, so having him in his glasses already will prevent any issues if the issued glasses are not ready.
     
  5. mom3boys

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    There are a few cases of being allowed to wear contacts during plebe summer (i.e. you are a corps athlete and you are allowed to put them on for practice of your sport), but showing up in glasses is the way to go. Last summer, an AFA cadet candidate wore contacts. He pulled them out at the last minute and popped the glasses on. His eyes took a few minutes to adjust; his depth perception was screwy and he tripped getting off the bus. He messed up his knee and was sent home as a medical turnback!! Wear the glasses!
     

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