My mid actually called me to ask if this site would weigh in on a question about a medical condition and going pilot. My mid is an aerospace engineering major and is now half way through his Second Class year . Although he has PERFECT - 20/15 eyesight, the Academy has informed him that he has a "vision condition" called esophoria and that the Navy will not allow him to become a pilot. He can go NFO - which to me makes no sense based upon the reason they will not let him fly. His one eye microscopically crosses when his eye is dilated. They say that in the jarring that he would receive flying, it could cause the disorder to become constant. How would the jarring decreas from the back seat (NFO) of a jet? (My question, not his.) His sponsor dad was career Navy, a pilot, grad from USNA and has the same condition. He now is a pilot with a major overnight shipping company and has to pass eye exams every year - and this condition has never caused a problem in either his Naval or private careers. We had him go to a private ophthalmologist while at home who said that testing him with his eyes dilated is not the correct way for that exam to be done. Our doctor has written a letter for my son to use, should he need to - a last resort sort of thing. What my son wants to know is are there any parents out there with this condition that fly or flew for the military or who have sons or daughters who graduated from the Academy with this condition and fly. Are there any doctors out there that know about this condition and have informaton, advice or insight on what he might want to know or ask the doctor(s) who will see him at Bethesda? He has NOT been seen by an ophthalmologist at the Academy. Are there any corrections for esophoria that would make it okay for the Navy for him to fly? He was told at Medical at the Academy that Pensicola does not allow any waivers for this condition. Thank you so much for your help and resources.