Principle nomination, non 20/20 vision

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  1. Tobes

    Tobes Member

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    I just found out my nomination was a principle nomination and had a question.

    Will not having 20/20 vision (correctable 20/20) affect the medical qualification necessary to get an appointment?

    I was told by DoDMERB that I am medically qualified, but need a waiver for my vision.

    Thanks
     
  2. AF6872

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    Correctable to 20/20 with a Principle Nom should not be a problem. Waiver is decided by the Academy Medical and Superintendent as DoDMERB is black and white on qualification. My Mid and many others during Plebe Summer wore BCG's. There is a percentage for vision waivers for each class but I don't know the number. Then go to Bathesda for PRK!!
     
  3. LFry94

    LFry94 USAFA C1C '17

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    Congrats on your principle nomination! :rolleyes:
     
  4. navy2016

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    I have 20/400 uncorrected vision and medically qualified without a waiver.

    So you are okay!
     
  5. Tobes

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    Thank you both, that makes the wait that much more bearable! More good news,I'm 3Q,with the principle nom does that mean I get an appointment?
     
  6. nuensis

    nuensis USNA 2016

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    Yes. Congratulations.

    Time to party hard.
     
  7. cpdibari

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    I wouldn't be worried about the vision. My friend actually got a medical waiver for vision. Then, the Navy paid for PRK and he just got his service assignment-Navy Pilot.

    They'll hook you up. Best of luck!
     

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