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Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by sanandreasfreak, May 17, 2009.

  1. sanandreasfreak

    sanandreasfreak Member

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    hey,

    I am in the process of applying to different academies, and was wondering how good or bad one's eyes must be in order to medically qualify to fly a helicopter or plane.
     
  2. theraven

    theraven Member

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    20/20 but if your eye sight is less than this then the military may offer you lasik eye surgery AFTER you join. do not under any circumstances get laser eye surgery before you are in the military and only get it from the optometrist that the military orders you to go to. Getting eye surgery before you join the Navy/Marines/Air Force can disqualify you medically
     
  3. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    As a Naval flight surgeon I deal with this on a daily basis. The standards are the same between fixed and rotary wing except for enlisted aircrew. The standards for eyesight (visual acuity portion only) are:

    Pilot: 20/40 or better (using a GOODLITE chart) and correctable to 20/20.
    Naval Flight Officer: no limit, but must be correctable to 20/20 (only caveat beign your prescription must be less than +/- 8.00 diopters)

    There are of course many other portions of the vision testing including color and depth that must be passed as well. Good luck to you.
     

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