Vision question

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  1. Mid17

    Mid17 New Member

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    My current perscription is :

    O.D. (Right eye) -2.00 spherical
    -0.50 cylindrical and 105 axis
    O.S. (left eye) -2.75 spherical

    Bascially I am wondering what is the DQ cutoff, or when would i have to get a waiver? I'm really paranoid/anxious about this as I feel it may be the only limiting factor in getting into a service academy for me.
     
  2. Stamkos

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  3. MullenLE

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    THAT part of your vision is acceptable:thumb:
     
  4. MullenLE

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    Stamkos---U 2....(going back to your thread) "THAT" part of your vision is acceptable.:thumb:
     
  5. Stamkos

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    I see (no pun intended)
    So i could still be Disqualified for my eyes for other reasons?
     
  6. MullenLE

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    I wouldn't characterize it that way. I'd say, until we see your complete eye exam results, we would not know for sure. This part MEETS standards:thumb:
     
  7. Mid17

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    Ah, good. Would you mind telling me what the standards are that are to be met?
     
  8. Lynpar

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    Unofficial and generic answer here, but to give Mr Mullen a breather,,,,,"your vision" only describes how well you see "quantity" wise. It does not describe the quality of that vision or the health of your eyes. Other factors "vision quality" related are depth perception and color perception. Also there can be visual alignment issues. The health of your eyes can range from quality of the surface of your eye (cornea) which to be accurately checked is why you must remove contacts for a predetermined amount of time, depending on the type of contact worn, prior to eye exam for DODMERB. To other routine health checks of the eye in regards to disease. Eyes can be a great indicator of other health issues. The prescriptions listed above are mild to moderate nearsighted ness (myopia) with some astigmatism (curvature) correction. Basically it tells what curvatures to create lenses to to allow you to see a line at 20 feet that is so big. Just number stuff. Another important factor is if both eyes can be corrected independently and together to 20/20. ( again just a number system devised to compare vision relative to a chart and a measured object size at 20 feet. Gee I feel like the kid in the class jumping up and down in their seat with their hand up, "ooh,ooh, I know Mr. kotter". ,,,,,,Horshack!
     
  9. MullenLE

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    Mid17 - That's not the way we work it here. Now you get your exam and we evaluate:thumb:

    Lynpar - Talk about dating yourself???? Horshack? Seriously??:shake::shake:
     
  10. Lynpar

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    :redface: seriously!
     
  11. MullenLE

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    Well....now that you've told us how old you really are....even though it's in syndication, young folks would NOT use that as a reference:smile:
     
  12. Mid17

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    THanks for all your help Mr. Mullen :)
     
  13. MullenLE

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    U R entirely welcome:thumb:
     

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