Scheduling of Exams

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  1. Big Bad Wolf

    Big Bad Wolf Member

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    I just received the DoDMERB registration letter and it says to schedule an eye exam prior to the medical examination. Is this absolutely necessary? Because I've gone ahead and schedule both appointments but the medical examination is first.

    Also, is Doryx (doxycycline) a DQ drug? I am prescribed to it for acne and was curious to know
     
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  2. ca2midwestmom

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    Follow the instructions
     
  3. Pima

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    + 1 ca2!

    The fact is this is the military and the faster you learn to follow to the T directions, the faster life will be easier.

    If I recall correctly the Docs are required to fax the results within a certain timeframe.
     
  4. navymomwannabe

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    The reason they schedule eye exams before medical is because if you are dq'd for eyesight (which happens a lot) then there is no reason to go ahead with the medical. Saves time and money for DODMERB.
     
  5. sheriff3

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    The reason they schedule eye exams before medical is because if you are dq'd for eyesight (which happens a lot) then there is no reason to go ahead with the medical. Saves time and money for DODMERB.

    Not sure I would agree with the above statement... some eyesight DQ's are waiverable. But I do agree you need to follow the directions given to you regarding the order of the exam(s).
     
  6. navymomwannabe

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    Lots of things are waiverable, that is true. But in the case of NROTC, there are certain color blindnesses that are not waiverable ever. So determining that prior to a medical exam would make sense.

    Last year, a lot of people did their exams on the same day. DS did his a week apart. The eye exam was very quick for him. Other than not wearing contacts for the required 3 days prior, it was very easy.

    In regards to your drug question BBWolf, I would just research it on the DoDMERB site. You can see all the DQ's there....but realize that DoDMERB is very black and white, and the military isn't so even if it is a DQ, you could get a waiver potentially.
     
  7. falconchic88

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    As far as I know, doxycycline is not a DQ drug. My son, now an Ensign (USNA '14) took it for acne prior to his DODMERB exam. He listed it on his form and was found medically qualified with out any follow up questions or remedials. It is an antibiotic and used to treat many different infections.
     
  8. falconchic88

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    From what I remember about the eye exam is that you used to have to take the results of your eye exam to your physical exam for inclusion with your medical exam packet that went to DODMERB, which is why you had to have the eye exam first. But my daughter has her appointments tomorrow (eye first, then medical) and the eye doctor said they submit electronically now, so we don't need to take anything to physical.
     
  9. Pima

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    Honestly, it maybe that the reason for this is as simple as their computer software. IOWS the program will not allow the physical to be accepted until the eye exam has been submitted and processed, thus the physical would be floating in the big black computer hole.
     

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