NROTC Marine Option Eyesight Waiver...

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  1. apr8001

    apr8001 Member

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    Hey,

    I have received an NROTC Marine Option scholarship to the University of South Carolina. I was considering changing to the Citadel, but that's besides my point.

    I called DODMERB today to check on my status and I was told I was under waiver review.

    I believe my eyesight is -6.5 and -6.25, but correctable to 20/20 or better.

    I was wondering if anyone knew if that is within the range of those who get a waiver?

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. MullenLE

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    I just answered your PM. Cut and paste your posting; provide me your full name and last 4 of your SSN; and send to Larry.Mullen@dodmerb.tma.osd.mil. I can assist you better from there. If U send 2 nite, I will reply either very late tonight or tomorrow before noon:thumb:
     
  3. jbrown

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    I know of folks who got in with higher myopia than yours, so I think the short answer is yes, you're in the range that can get waivers.

    We are in the same boat, my daughter is currently trying to get a waiver for myopia.

    I will tell you what I've learned through this process, is that there are many things you can do to improve your chances, but the one, most important thing to do is to contact Mr. Larry Mullen, via this board and/or email and give him your full name, your situation and the last 4 of your social and you'll be in good hands.

    There is no body better able or more willing to help you than Mr. Mullen.

    Also, your numbers are so close. I would go back to the Optometrist and have them retest you. Make sure they don't use the Auto Refractor. It's not accurate and it over estimates myopia an average of 68% of the time, by .80 diopters or greater, according to the Scientific Journal of Opthamology.

    Have them do a suggestive refraction, with dialation by means of a cycloplegic agent to relax the ciliary muscle and provide an accurate result.

    You may find you are able to drop that .5 from your numbers.

    Whatever you do, make sure you contact Mr. Mullen.

    Semper Fi! Great Choice of Programs....

    JB
     
  4. apr8001

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    Thank you, sir. I hope the waiver process fairs well for both of us!
     
  5. hockeyguy21

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    Good luck on your waiver apr8001!
    If my son is fortunate enough to be granted his waiver, we will be seeing you at the Gamecock Battalion. Waiting game is tough.

    "Marine Corps integrity is doing that thing which is right, when no one is looking"
    Col. Colin Lampard, USMC
     
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