Medical Waivers

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  1. Navy Seal Mom

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    My son wears contacts. I have been at Junior candidate weekend for the last 48 hours. Today in a Q&A session I ask about people who wear contacts and received a "non-answer" sometimes we allow these waivers and sometimes we don't. Please help me understand this. Don't want to get on this emotional roller coaster if something he can't control will make him unacceptable.
     
  2. osdad

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    Only DODMERB can truly answer about waivers but there were lots of plebes with glasses that undoubtedly switched back to their contacts as soon as plebe summer ended.
     
  3. Navy Seal Mom

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    Well I have actually seen lots of plebes with glasses on. Several aspects of this process are confusing. So should not let this issue deter us???
     
  4. Profmom2

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    DoDMERB is your best source for information on what is waiverable. Also remember that there are quotas on the number of vision waivers that can be given and that USNA is who is giving the waiver not DODMERB. On the medical report that you get from DODMERB it will indicate what the disqualification is and if it is waiverable.

    For a quick reference:
     
  5. 1964BGO

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    NAVY will be the grantor of the waiver, but most certainly DODMERB can provide an insight for you. One thing that has be a certainty in the past has been corrective surgery for vision was most likely to lead to a disqualification of the candidate. NAVY does have to operate under a limit of the number of vision waivers (used to be 15%), but during the last few years has been bending that a bit and assisting said visually impaired midn obtain corrective surgery if they still needed it to join the fleet - typically in their last year at USNA. There are several variables that have not been addressed to this point, and I have found it to be an exercise in futility to try to second guess USNA, so I will stop here and wish you and your candidate the best in his efforts to become a midshipman.
     
  6. MullenLE

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    NavySealMom - Cut and paste your posting; provide son's full name and last 4 SSN; and send to me at Larry.Mullen@dodmerb.tma.osd.mil. I can assist U better from there:thumb:
     

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