Why was I asked for a remedial?

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  1. johnpaulspa

    johnpaulspa New Member

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    During my eye exam I got perfect or better on all of my tests. At the end of the exam I asked how I did just so I wouldn't be in for any surprises and the doctor said I had perfectly healthy eyes and that I actually have 20/10 vision.

    To my surprise, when I checked my status yesterday on the DODMERB website it said it needs a remedial to "Obtain all 6 standard visual acuity tests/measurements" . While this was unexpected seeing as the doctor confirmed I had perfectly healthy eyes, I decided to schedule the remedial appointment right away. Unfortunately the soonest appointment is in 2 months....

    I am applying to the AFA for the class of 2020 and I have everything else in the application completed, including 2 MOC nominations. I think I am a very competitive candidate yet it is very frustrating to have something like this be the cause for not being able to find out if I will receive an appointment or not.

    If anyone has any experience with a similar situation or advice, I would be most appreciative. Thank you!
     
  2. afmom2020

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    I don't remember exactly the specifics but there are 6 depth perception/color tests. For that you can schedule an appointment with your own doctor (but you will be financially liable) if you have the letter with the full requirements. I remember we could print it last year. If your doctor isn't available for 2 months, then call DODMERB and they should be able to refer you to doctors.
     
  3. MABlue

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    Could the remedial be because you may have 20/10 vision, but were slightly below on the color/depth perception. Do you remember how you did on the PIP Color plate test
     
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  4. johnpaulspa

    johnpaulspa New Member

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    I found out that the remedial was because they couldn't read the doctors handwriting. Because of this I had to reschedule another appointment and the earliest was in 4 weeks. Add to that the 4 weeks Concorde takes in analyzing my file and the afa probably won't even look at my application for 2 extra months just because my doctor had bad handwriting....
     
  5. 5Day

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    Did you ask Concorde if there is an different eye dr. they could use? Let them know that the earliest appointment you could get was 4 weeks out.
     

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