Loa and medical

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  1. fruitytooties

    fruitytooties Member

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    If I do become DQed medically because my eyesight is beyond 20/400, I cannot receive a loa right? Or would they give you an LOA and tell you to get a wavier? How do waviers work exactly?
     
  2. kt.gipson@gmail.com

    kt.gipson@gmail.com Member

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    I don't know if you get DQ'ed for having bad vision, just being worse than 20/400 means that you cant be Pilot Qualified (I think, not sure though.) I didn't need a waiver so maybe someone who got one can explain the process a little better.
     
  3. fruitytooties

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    hmm, I dunno. I'm just worried. The dodmerb list says like uncorrected vision acuity worse than 20/400 is dq.
     
  4. Bombtrack

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    I think they mean that if you wear glasses, and your vision is 20/20 with the glasses on, then your good. If you wear glasses, and your vision cannot be corrected to anything better than 20/400 with the glasses, then you're dq'd. Most people have correctable vision to 20/20 with specs. It doesn't matter if their real vision is 20/400, 20/500, etc. (although I think 20/800 is the limit, not sure).
     
  5. America's Finest

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    You can get a LOA but it will have "getting medically qualified" as one of the requirements for offer of admissions.
     
  6. packermatt7

    packermatt7 USAFA Cadet

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    First off....



    DO NOT GET PRK OR ANY EYE SURGERY YOURSELF.
     
  7. btown13

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    lol matt.
    i think its safe to say as long as your eye prescription isn't -15 or worse you're fine. you obviously see fine since you go to school and I'm assuming have good grades. As long as your eyes are correctable to 20/50 with glasses or contacts you are fine and will not need a waiver.
     
  8. fruitytooties

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    ok. just don't resort to prk
     

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