Eye Surgery...Waiver?

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by JakobF, Jan 17, 2018.

  1. JakobF

    JakobF HS Sophomore USAFA aspirer.

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    I had amblyopia which is a lazy eye from birth till second grade when I had Strabismus Surgery or Eye muscle surgery...basically they loosened the stronger eye muscle to calibrate both eyes. I can see perfectly with no problems perfect depth perception but, Im just worried if that disqualifies me from the Air Force Academy or do I even need a waiver? Thanks in advance
     
  2. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Past postings indicate that if the strabismus was done at an early age and you currently have healthy vision, you may pass DoDMERB without a waiver. Just be sure to have the dates and post it on your DoDMERB questionnaire. (I believe you are currently a sophomore in HS, so you have a while before you do this).

    Important rule: Answer the questions directly, and truthfully....no more and no less. In other words, don't add in "extra stuff" that they don't ask for.

    Here are some past threads on the topic:
    https://www.serviceacademyforums.com/index.php?threads/usna-admission-eye-surgery.25648/
    https://www.serviceacademyforums.com/index.php?threads/strabismus-esotropia.44814/
    https://www.serviceacademyforums.com/index.php?threads/is-my-understanding-correct.48654/
     
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  3. Humey

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    Dont self diagnosis