Exam Packet

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  1. Hunter9x9

    Hunter9x9 Member

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    I had my optometrist exam today, and after it was done, they kept the packet I printed out from DoDMETS that the examiner fills out. I have my medical exam tomorrow. Do I need to print out another packet to take with me? Thanks in advance!
     
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    You should download your final medical history packet and bring it with you to the medical exam
     
  3. MullenLE

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    Correct. Take your history form with you:thumb:
     
  4. Hunter9x9

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    Thanks for the help! But I thought this was funny. When I was at the Georgia Academy Day this year, Larry Mullen made a speech and made a large deal of the parents not getting involved because it was now our responsibility. So, I've been following that advice, religiously. Went to the medical exam myself... And was turned away because I needed a parent there with me. :yllol: Had to drive home 30 minutes and get my parent to come with back with me. Haha thank you Mr. Mullen. :thumb:
     
  5. d.mcknight

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    You know, the though of a scenario much like this went through my head when I handed the clipboard to my dad for his signature at both the medical and optometrist exams. I was glad I didn't drive myself because the location was about a 90 minute drive one-way.

    While it is now our responsibility, many of us are still minors and there are some things our parents must be involved in. True that we should make the calls and deal with the people, but I think it is okay if they are there for when we may need them. Live and learn. :thumb:
     
  6. MorganC

    MorganC Prospective

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    When I called to make my appointment, they told me to either bring a parent or have my parents write a note giving them permission to perform the exam.
     
  7. tiki

    tiki USMA 2015 Appointee

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    So, just to clarify with what was said here, we should have two packets - one for the optometrist to keep and one for the medical exam people? I kind of figured they would both use one (I was planning on taking two copies when I went for my exams just in case, but it is always good to get clarifications from those who know. :thumb:), but the optometrist will use and keep one and the medical exam people will use and keep one?
     
  8. d.mcknight

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    I just had one packet. Had my medical exam first and they kept the packet. They didn't ask for it at the optometrist exam. However, it may be different depending on the office. I'd say bring two just in case.
     
  9. Hunter9x9

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    Well it was deceiving, because I went to the optometrist the day before by myself and had no issue. Then at the medical, they sent me home. :frown: Live and learn indeed... I just can't wait until I'm 18 (4 months! :thumb: ) and never have to worry about parental consent forms again. They're always an issue.

    At the optometrist, I didn't need it, but I took one anyways in case. They've submitted my exam and the packet wasn't needed. You really only need one at the medical exam. :thumb:
     
  10. MullenLE

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    tiki = The Optometrist doesn't need a packet. The medical requires the packet.:thumb:

    Hunter9x9 = I stand by what I said with regards to doing the legwork; completeing the requirements; etc. Parents can be like the guidon bearer...1 step to the rear and 1 step to the left...in case you need to clarify things with them. I can't tell you how many parents I talk to, while the applicant is watching TV......Then when I speak to the applicant, they have no idea what's going on.

    In many cases (varies by clinic and state), they will require a parent to be there if you are under 18.:thumb:
     
  11. d.mcknight

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    Ha, I'll be going through the whole process as a minor. I've got 15 months until I'm 18! :yllol:
     
  12. MullenLE

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    Thx for sharing:thumb:
     
  13. Hunter9x9

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    Oh I agree 100%! I think it was one of the more important/better pieces of advice given. I just thought it was funny. So... Moral of the story, if you're under 18, bring a parent/guardian to your medical exams! :thumb:
     
  14. MullenLE

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    No. Each state is different. Moral of the story is " when you make your appointment, you ask:thumb:"
     

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