Vision Test on I-day

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  1. H2Opolodude

    H2Opolodude Member

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    Hey everyone.
    I posted this question in the Dodmerb section, but I'm sure it would be better seen here--any insight is greatly appreciated.

    I'm currently an appointee to the USAFA.
    I'm aware that we will all be medically examined on I-day--will a vision test be part of this examination? My concern is that my vision may have gotten worse by then. What would be grounds for disqualification on I-day regarding vision?

    I am considered "qualified" through DODMERB and needed no waivers, but I currently wear contact lenses at -7.00 diopters, which I believe is pretty close to being disqualifying...
    Thanks!
     
  2. H2Opolodude

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    Farsightedness (hyperopia) no greater than +8.00 diopters and nearsightedness (myopia) no greater than -8.00 diopters spherical equivalent.

    Source: usafa.net/mirrored/appenda.htm
     
  4. TriService2017

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    Waiver or DQ?

    Are the -8.00 / +8.00 diopter number the max that they will waiver, so more than that you are un-waiverable? Or are these the max you can have, but be correctible to 20/20 or 20/40, and not need a waiver?
     
  5. H2Opolodude

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    well mine were -7.00 and I didn't need a waiver...


    My main question, though, is whether or not they re-test your eyes on I-day.
     

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