Eye exam

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by TV4caster, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. TV4caster

    TV4caster Member

    Dec 5, 2014
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    I have a few questions that I hope someone can answer. My D went to NASS and loved it. So far she has made the interview segment with our Senator's committee. Yesterday she got a request for an eye exam and physical. So here are my Q's.

    1- I've looked on the net and can't find an answer to whether you have to have perfect vision going in. I see articles about how many mids get PRK while at NA, but if good eyesight isn't a requirement then why have an eye exam before admission?

    2- She mentioned doing a fitness assessment while there over the summer but was never told (as far as I know) whether she passed. Should she try to find out and possibly take it again? I know for example that she couldn't do a pull-up, although she maxed out the flex arm hang.

    Thanks for any comments or answers. She has gone through the entire process without any input from us at all which I know is a good thing, but it also leaves us with questions :)
  2. williamsrn

    williamsrn Member

    Aug 12, 2014
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    1- I have pretty bad vision (I don't know the numbers) but it is correctable to 20/20 with glasses. I was pretty quickly medically approved without having to go through waivers or anything.
    2- she can just contact her BGO asking if she passed. He will be able to tell her

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  3. runorrun

    runorrun Member

    Jun 10, 2014
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    1. The eye exam is so DoDMERB and the academy can find out your daughter's prescription for farsightedness, nearsightedness, and/or astigmatisms, as well any other more severe eye issues such as cataracts or torn or damaged parts of the eye. There are certain protocols that DoDMERB will ask your daughter to follow closely such as taking out soft contact lenses for at least 72 hours (or 3 whole days) before the exam. Instructions like those are to ensure accurate vision measurements. You are correct in that 20/20 is not necessary for DoDMERB qualification for the SAs. If your daughter is DQ'd for vision, you will receive a letter from DoDMERB in the mail, and it will also show up on your daughter's DoDMERB portal online.

    2- williams has it covered :)

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