DQ for eyes


10-Year Member
5-Year Member
Apr 19, 2008
I just got a letter saying I am disqualified for:

Unaided distant visual acuity greater than 20/400
Myopia- refractive error greater than -8.00 dopters (Spherical equivalent)

Is there anything I can do about this situation?

Do you think the USCGA will give me a medical waiver?
Your waiver chances depends on a couple of issues.

First, how much greater than -8.00 diopters is your refractive error? at .25 over you have a shot, anything more than that and the waiver chances go down from there.

Second, what is your uncorrected distant visual acuity? If its 20/600 you may have a shot, but again, as it gets worse, so do your waiver chances.

Request the waiver, you will never know the answer if you do not.