Waiver for Asitgmatism

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  1. Kathy

    Kathy New Member

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    My son is going through the application process for USNA and received a letter today from DOD. It states he does not meet the medical standards due to astigmatism in excess of 3.00 diopters. Have not been able to contact the Dr. to find out what level his diopters are. What are the odds of USNA granting a waiver? Would it be beneficial to check into surgery? Any advice?
     
  2. Moxen

    Moxen New Member

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    I am having the same problem with AFROTC. Any luck on your waiver?
     
  3. Pima

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    Do not due surgery. Right now he would have to go for a waiver, but if you do surgery he would be DQd. That DQ may not be waiverable for at least six months....which means come I day he would still be DQd and be a medical turn back.

    Most docs that are reputable will tell you not to do it until you are at least 20, because your eyes are still changing. Our DS was on the cusp when he went for his DoDMERB exam, two years later and his eyes had changed and he was fine.

    The SAs will pay for the surgery while there, or at least the AFA does. They do it their C2C year.
     
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