I-Day medical tests

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  1. reeker

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    Hello,

    I have a question about medical tests during I-day.
    During my exams, the optometrist told me that my eyes are correctable to 20/20.
    However, I fear my eyes could get worse and be no longer correctable to 20/20. If so, am I sent back home?
     
  2. AFAYahoo

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    If you passed the DODMERB eye exam, is there something going on--an illness/condition/syndrome/etc--that makes you think your eyesight will get worse that quickly? I Day is only 4 months away. I think if your eyes were an issue, DODMERB would have DQ'd you and you would be looking at a remedial right now.

    That being said, yes, the AFA can turn you back on I Day if there is a medical reason. My son received a waiver after a dislocation, and in the waiver letter, it stated that he would be examined on I Day, and if the doctor felt the joint wasn't strong enough, he would be turned back. Luckily that didn't happen, and he was fine through Basic, and through all the training they are going through now as they approach Recognition.
     
  3. reeker

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    No I've any illnesses or symptoms. It's just that my left eye has gotten much worse since the examination. I just hope it's correctable.
     
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    Keep thinking positive thoughts! I hope it all works out for you. I know there are limits on vision, maybe you could Google AFA vision requirements, but I also know that it doesn't have to be 100% perfect. My son's isn't. Good luck!
     

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