Depth Perception for USMA

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  1. mng249

    mng249 Member

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    Hello,
    I took the opto examination a month ago, I have had no problems with DoDmets or anything like that, but I was wondering what the standard was for USMA admissions in terms of depth perception.
    I had surgery for strabsismus when I was 12, but I still have a dominant eye. I correctly identified only 1/3 of the depth perception charts, does that mean that it's over for me without a waiver?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Ectriso

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    I don't know how your surgery will affect whether or not you need a waiver, but the depth perception should be no problem. I couldn't identify any of the shapes on the test however I am still found medically qualified. The only thing that I could foresee as an issue is the surgery, but it might not be.
     
  3. mng249

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    it didn't turn out to be an issue. for anyone who has this question in the future, strabismus based surgery and minor depth perception issues do not disqualify you from usma
     
  4. nuensis

    nuensis USNA 2016

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    Strabismus didn't disqualify me from USNA or Navy ROTC, either (in case anyone else is wondering).

    I do think the extent of the condition matters, though. DoDMERB does have a disqualifying code available for strabismus. Maintaining strong control of both eyes would probably be beneficial.
     

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