Myopia, AROTC.

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  1. jojo1137

    jojo1137 Member

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    I just recieved a letter stating I did not meet the statndards for DOD because of myopia that is greater than -8.00.

    I have contacts and glasses that correct this, so why is this a problem?
     
  2. MullenLE

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    The main reason is that is the DoD standard.
    The secondary reason is, the potential for several eye issues increase above -5.00. So, the standards is generous indeed:thumb:
     
  3. jojo1137

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    What if I was to get Lasik to correct this? Would that change anything?
     
  4. MullenLE

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    Google DoDI 6130.3

    Search LASIK in that document. Those are the standards:thumb:
     
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    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    Just to provide additional insight into why the standard of +/- 8.00 is there along with the fact that it doesn't matter if you subsequently get LASIK/PRK is that those "issues" alluded to by Mr. Mullen in his response are not treated by or the risk reduced by having refractive surgery. In fact for many of those issues PRK/LASIK/etc can INCREASE the risk of problems.

    There is also a very much increased risk of complications from having LASIK/PRK for those who are considered "high myopes" (those beyond that 8 range).

    Anyway, hope that helps provide a little more knowledge as most people would think "my eyes are beyond 8, I get them 'fixed' and now I'm 20/20, what's the big deal?"
     
  6. jojo1137

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    Okay, thank you for that information.
    Now comes the waiver process.

    My, this has been one LONG year with AROTC.
     
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    Perserverence:thumb:
     

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