Depth Perception - Did I Fail?

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  1. GoArmy2020

    GoArmy2020 Member

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    I had my eye exam yesterday and everything went well until the end of the appointment when I was tested for depth perception. I was given a book and glasses and asked to identify the shape which popped out in ten different boxes. I was able to easily identify the first 5, but the remaining 5 were nearly impossible to see. I guessed for most of these, and at best I answered 7/10 correctly.

    I was very confused by this, I asked the optometrist if I failed, and she said that she could not tell me... In addition, during the test I wasn't allowed to put on my contacts; I had my glasses but they're an outdated prescription so I think this may have been a problem.

    I've never had any issues with depth perception before, it's never come up as a problem in sports, driving, etc. Can anyone please offer some advice for this? Did I fail the test if I didn't get a perfect score, and more importantly, will I have to get a medical waiver because of this?
     
  2. frenzymando

    frenzymando Banned

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    I could only identify the first two when I took that test and it didn't cause any issues.
     
  3. GoArmy2020

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    And you had the same test with the book and the glasses? That's a big relief if you did! I thought I'd have to go through the remedial process because of this.
     
  4. frenzymando

    frenzymando Banned

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    I'm not sure if I had to wear glasses. I remember there was a bunch of rows of shapes (I can't remember what shape the shapes were) and I had to point out which shapes were popping out of the page. After the first two rows of shapes I couldn't differentiate between any of the shapes so I just guessed.

    To my knowledge there is no disqualifying condition regarding depth perception or the lack thereof. Here is the list of disqualifying conditions:
    http://dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/613003p.pdf

    It doesn't mention the words "depth perception" anywhere.
     

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