Should I get the eye surgery?

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by aclyde11, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. aclyde11

    aclyde11 New Member

    Jul 20, 2014
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    I am applying for ROTC scholarship and have been reading on army eye standards but they are quite confusing.

    My left eye is a lazy eye and gets crossed sometimes. I have the option to have strabismus surgery and correct it. Besides that my good eye is 20/20 and the bad one should be 20/40.

    Do you think I should get the surgery done or is having that done worse than the condition.

  2. AlexT

    AlexT Banned

    Aug 9, 2013
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    I can't answer your question. The best avenue to get an answer to your question is to go to DODMERB itself. Some years ago, a gentleman named Larry Mullen (deputy director of DODMERB) was quite active on the forums. He no longer posts here but a recent post suggested that you go to the following web site to get a good overview of the process:

    In particular, click on the tab on the right "Questions about the Process" and you will receive a good overview of the process as well as a few avenues for having your questions answered. I believe Mr. Mullen also included his e-mail address on the document if the general e-mail address for questions is not answered.

    There is also a service at, which may help, but I can't vouch for them and there may be a fee involved. It apparently is run by a former DODMERB director. I would initally try the first avenue and try to get in touch with Mr. Mullen. Be sure you can accurately articulate all of your issues.

    Good Luck.

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