Vision Requirements/Waivers?

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  1. Rocky

    Rocky New Member

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    Hi, i am i a current sophomore looking to apply to West Point and perhaps a few other military schools in the future. However my vision is around the 5.75 mark uncorrected. Corrected, it ranges around .5 . First off, i was wondering if i would even be considered for having such bad vision.
    Second, i use a special type of contacts (paragon crt) that you only wear in the night, and take out for the day. During the day, i can see fine (40/20) or so. But if i don't wear them in the night, my vision deteriorates significantly. If my night contacts are not allowed by military schools such as West Point, I suppose i can obtain day contacts, or glasses. Therefore, i was wondering if such night contacts would be allowed? or glasses, or day contacts?
    Third, could someone please explain how frequently these eye waivers are given out? and how i would go about obtaining one?
    Thanks
     
  2. scoutpilot

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    Your best bet is to contact Larry Mullen in the DoDMERB section. Hard for any of us to tell you anything definitive.
     
  3. wang93

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    DQ for West Point is -8.00
     
  4. AKH

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    Stop stressing out. Email Larry Mullen, he is the only one who can give you a definitive answer besides the actual DoDMERB people. I do know waivers are given out for vision issues a lot, but your situation sounds complicated. You obtain a waiver after taking your medical exam, which for you will be in about a year from now.
     

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