Chances of receiving a waiver for astigmatism?

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  1. Recent6545

    Recent6545 New Member

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    My astigmatism is at CYL/AX -3.75 x 180 for the right eye and -3.75 x 160 for the left eye. However my eyesight is correctable to 20+/20+. Assuming I am a competitive candidate is a waiver likely to be granted for my case?
     
  2. GoArmy22

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    I don't have information specifically on Astigmatism, but if you look at DODMERB's website they have a million codes and I'm sure it's one of them. You should try to get your DODMERB completed ASAP though so it can at least be processed earlier. Getting a waiver also depends on your competitiveness though.
     
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    DD has pretty bad astigmatism but as long as it's correctable you should be ok with no waiver needed. Colors seem to be a disqualifier.
     
  4. Recent6545

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    Thank you for your response. I will be sure to get the DODMERB out of the way asap.
     
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    Thank you for the response. I am wondering if your daughter's medical qualification was from DODMERB or MEPS?
     
  6. helmsdown

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    DODMERB
     
  7. anne99

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    My son has astigmatism and it was never an issue. He's a plebe now.
     
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    Thank you for your response.

    Do you remember if they even check for it during MEPS or DODMERB?
     
  9. anne99

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    I honestly don't know if they check. He's unavailable right now to ask.
     
  10. Old Navy BGO

    Old Navy BGO 5-Year Member

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    Like all Medical Issues -- suggest you contact Admissions directly. There is a Medical Officer on staff who answers these types of questions. I am sure there are a lot of people here who think they know the answer and /or can provide ancedotal stories about how they or their DS/DD got in with the same condition, but medical qualifications and waivers are always fact specific, and the rules are beyond the comprehension of most laypersons. BGO's are instructed, or admonished, to steer clear of any Medical issues. (For both the reason above and medical privacy reasons).
     
  11. anne99

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    What Old Navy BGO said. Always get your information directly!