DQ for eyes

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by jparks5435, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. jparks5435

    jparks5435 5-Year Member

    Apr 19, 2008
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    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?
  2. RetNavyHM

    RetNavyHM 10-Year Member

    Jun 15, 2006
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    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.