Eyesight for West Point

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  1. EagleScout13

    EagleScout13 USMA Class of 2017

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    If my eye sight is 20/20 with both eyes open, 20/20 with just left eye, and 20/60 with just right eye, does that mean I will need a waiver in order to get into west point, or is that eye sight okay. I mean I've shot guns my whole life and have never had a problem, I'm just wondering.
     
  2. MemberLG

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    you might not need a wavier.

    If you want to be sure recommend seeing your own opthamologist.


    http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/613003p.pdf

    2. MEDICAL STANDARDS. Throughout this enclosure, ICD, CPT and HCPCS codes are included with most medical conditions and procedures, usually parenthetically, to aid cross-referencing. Unless otherwise stipulated, the conditions listed in this enclosure are those that do NOT meet the standard by virtue of current diagnosis, or for which the candidate has a verified past medical history.

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    5. VISION
    a. Current distant visual acuity of any degree that does not correct with spectacle lenses to at least one of the following (367):
    (1) 20/40 in one eye and 20/70 in the other eye (369.75).
    (2) 20/30 in one eye and 20/100 in the other eye (369.75).
    (3) 20/20 in one eye and 20/400 in the other eye (369.73).
    b. Current near visual acuity of any degree that does not correct to 20/40 in the better eye (367.1-367.32).
    c. Current refractive error (hyperopia (367.0), myopia (367.1), astigmatism (367.2x)), in excess of -8.00 or +8.00 diopters spherical equivalent or astigmatism in excess of 3.00 diopters.
    d. Any condition requiring contact lenses for adequate correction of vision, such as corneal scars and opacities (370.0x) and irregular astigmatism (367.22).
    e. Color vision (368.5x) requirements shall be set by the individual Services.
     
  3. scoutpilot

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    If ever there was a scientific test, that would be it.

    You do not need a waiver if that is your actual uncorrected visual acuity.
     
  4. EagleScout13

    EagleScout13 USMA Class of 2017

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    Ok thank you very much everyone for the responses.
     
  5. bakermiddle

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    Your vision will not be a problem at all.

    I can't even clearly see the rank on people's uniforms unless I'm about 2 or 3 steps away from them (without my glasses of course, which I usually don't wear), and I didn't need any waivers or anything.

    Just make sure you take the vision test with your glasses on and you'll be good to go. :thumb:
     

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