Eyesight in the future

Discussion in 'Life After the Academy' started by Strike Eagle, May 16, 2011.

  1. Strike Eagle

    Strike Eagle USAFA Cadet 2015

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    What happens to pilots whose eyesight goes from 20/20 to something worse as their years go on?
     
  2. hornetguy

    hornetguy USAFA Cadet

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    They remain pilots unless they go blind. My sponsor family for B&B in 2006 was an F-15 pilot (Col) who wore glasses.
     
  3. Eagle 1

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    It's pretty much get the slot, get through UPT, and once you're in - once you're an officer and a pilot, they will work with you on your medical needs.

    They've already trained you so they're gonna try to keep you so long as you're not a danger to the mission. Before going through that training though - and especially today (economy and all that) then a medical DQ could hit you hard.

    Edit: While I haven't met fighter pilots who wear contacts or glasses, I have met a number of heavy pilots who do.
     

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