Could I get disqualified...again?

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  1. wwm2889

    wwm2889 New Member

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    Hi everyone,

    My question is a bit technical but after browsing some of the threads I think there is someone on here that can answer it.

    My situation is that I am a freshman in college, and I am applying for a NROTC scholarship. I did my DODMERB and as I expected, was disqualified.

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    This is also followed by my remedial requirments:

    So I did what they said and went to a doctor of my choice. The doctor of my choice was a full Lt. at a naval hospital in Newport RI. She did rule out keratoconus and all that other bad stuff and said I "may be a good candidate for a waiver" in her written report to DODMERB.

    HOWEVER, she had an intern test my corrected vision...and he rated me at 20/20 left eye, 20/30 right eye. DODMERB had NOT previously disqualified me for this, and I assume at my original appointment saw 20/20 in each eye. My question is, will they disqualify me for this if they see that each eye was not corrected to 20/20 in the remedial? OR will they see that at my first appointment, I saw 20/20 in each eye and look over it? Again, the Lt. optometrist ruled out the diseases associated with high astigmatism, I am just curious to know if they will hit me with some sort of double jeopardy.

    I know for a fact, confirmed by a very qualified MD (and surgeon to boot) and a separate DO that I see 20/20 in both eyes, corrected of course.


    Thank you in advance to anyone who steps forward to solve my extremely technical dilemma, I know it's a bit complicated and over-thought, but I want to know if I should go back to the office and have them retest my right eye's vision because I most certainly do not see 20/30 corrected in that eye.
     
  2. Heyriddle

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    My DS was DQed for not being correctable in one eye to 20/20...he's 20/25. We did go through a remedial. Had to prove that the difference wasn't due to other eye disease. Sometimes in clearing up one issue, it opens up another. If you have not submitted paperwork, perhaps you could ask the doctor if there is a medical reason for the difference. I think they want to know that the eye is not worsening. We know from experience how frustrating it all is. DS was finally granted the waiver for USMMA. I wish you the best of luck.
     
  3. wwm2889

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    Well again, I DO SEE 20/20 in BOTH eyes. This 20/30 business was determined by an intern's assessment that was merely signed off on by a busy Navy doctor. A full MD (ophthalmologist/pediatric eye surgeon) had me down as 20/20 in each eye a week earlier. I am just wondering what the discrepancy could cause. I'll try and call them tomorrow and explain the situation.
     
  4. Heyriddle

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    I would see if they made a mistake. Could you get DQed again?....who knows. I just think if you can clear it up, then do so. Don't open a different can of worms if you don't have to. Cross one bridge at a time. Good luck!


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