Contacts in ROTC?

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  1. Nick0726

    Nick0726 Member

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    Does anyone have experience with contact lenses and ROTC? Are they allowed during Orientation Week, and during drills? Or does it vary from program to program?
     
  2. Aglahad

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    I wear them.

    It wasn't a huge deal when I was doing on-campus/school FTX training but, when you get to LDAC you are not allowed to wear them. Glasses only
     
  3. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    I varies from program to program as do most things.
     
  4. adrummer71

    adrummer71 2LT

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    While you're on campus, I doubt anyone will care/ask. During FTX just don't have a detriment from them. As mentioned above, they're not allowed during LDAC, they'll consistently remind you not to wear them. One guy thought he could get away with it and his contacts were fused to his eyeballs during CBRN (gas chamber).
     
  5. Thompson

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    Ouch - that does not sound pleasant.

    When you mentioned "detriment," what constitutes of a detriment?
     
  6. adrummer71

    adrummer71 2LT

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    Just don't use them as an excuse for poor performance (like I can't see very well right now because my contacts are dirty, things like that).

    It's no joke when they tell you to take contacts out before the gas chamber. Guess some people have to experience it to believe it.
     
  7. Thompson

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    Ah; roger.
     

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