Waviers?

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  1. Annapolis USX

    Annapolis USX Member

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    Hi everyone. I am a 9th grader in high school. I have wanted to be a naval officer my whole life and am a member of the Sea Cadet Corps. I get good grades in school and I am involved in sports. I think I am a outstanding candidate for the USMMA and USNA but I see 20/400 without glasses. With glasses I see 20/20. I know 20/400 is the cut off and for anything higher you need a wavier and in 4 years my vision will be worse. I also have a astigmatism in one eye. I also take medicine for acne and have been taking allergy shots for several years. I am only a freshman so I could stop taking the medicine and getting the shots if that is a problem. What I am more worried about is my eyes. Any info would help.
     
  2. vampsoul

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    I have a friend that was waived with vision around that. What it takes to get a waiver is a couple of very convincing letters from your optometrist.
     
  3. MullenLE

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    Actually, Annapolis USX, what would be a proven way ahead, would be for you to cut and post your pating to me and send to Larry.Mullen@dodmerb.tma.osd.mil. I can assist you much better from there. Standing by to help. If you send to me today, I will reply before midnight Saturday night:thumb:
     
  4. apr8001

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    Hey,

    I'm in the same boat. Trying to get an eye waiver. My eyesight is -6.5 and -6.75

    From my personal research I have found that the numbers required for a waiver are those greater than -6.0. That is for the Naval Academy and NROTC.

    I was told by the Naval Academy that with my eyesight I "could not be commissioned in unrestricted line" upon graduation from the academy.

    You're way ahead of the game, which is great. I wish I were that far ahead of it.

    Good luck to you.
     
  5. Annapolis USX

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    Thank you so much Mr. Mullen for your help. This is a big relief.
     
  6. Detroit

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    What ever you do start the process early. The remedials and waiver requests can add weeks and months to your wait time. So the faster you get things moving the easier it will be. It seems you're already on top of things though.
     

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