I think i failed my vision test

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  1. crypto186

    crypto186 Member

    Apr 25, 2012
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    Earlier this morning I went to the clinic. From the start I'll let everyone know, I have bad vision. and during the test it didn't get any better.
    First came the visual acuity test, where with my blind right eye I could only read three lines down and with my better left eye six lines down. I could read the smallest with both eyes.
    Then she made me hold a little book and read the text on it. I couldn't read any of the paragraphs with my right eye, but I could read the smallest with my left eye.
    Next came the depth perception test, I put the glasses on and she told me: "tell me which circle pops out at you," I looked at the circles and could not see anything popping out at me. I look at her and say: "Is this bad?' and she says: "yeah..."
    Finally, the color blindness section of the test. She showed me images with different colored dots all bunched together. The first two images were easy, I saw the number the colors made. But then the third, was an image with dots of different shades of green, I couldn't see the number... Then another image of like pinkish beige dots, couldn't see the number there either. So I ask her again: "Is this bad?" and she responds: "yeah..."
    You're probably wondering why I am sharing this story with you. I only want to know, because I am almost 100 percent positive that I bombed my vision test, if there is a certain amount you can fail to not be considered for a waiver. If I had only failed one part of the test, I would think it more likely to get a medical waiver, but failing every single aspect of it. It is not looking good for me. I know for a fact that my other medical examinations would have gone very well. I am healthy, not overweight or underweight, never received surgery, broken any bones, my hearing is excellent, never experimented with alcohol or drugs. It's just my vision that is messed up. Everything else: CFA, ACT scores, extra-curriculars, GPA, leadership positions, sports, are above the average statistics. I would be discouraged if my vision disqualifies me from appointment.
    At this point I do not know what to think/do.
    All facts, stories, support, comments, questions anyone can give me are welcome.
  2. EagleScout13

    EagleScout13 USMA Class of 2017 5-Year Member

    Nov 19, 2011
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    That reminds me of my story. I see better than 20/20 in my left eye and around 20/60 in my right. Better than 20/20 both open. I do not have The depth perception or color blindness problems that you have, though. I will be going through dodmerb in a month or so. I'd also love an answer to this question by anyone with similar experience.

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