Lazy Eye


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5-Year Member
Feb 17, 2009
My son as a lazy eye . Will this effect his chances of attending a SA especially the USCG?
It probably depends are on how bad it is. I have a lazy eye so my doesn't correct to anything better than 20/100 and I got no waivers.
I am sorry if this appears to be a stupid question, but does 20/20 correctable mean wearing eye glasses or Lasik?
20/20 correctable means wearing glasses or contacts.

The term lazy eye can be a very vague term. The quick answer would be that if your son can correct to 20/20 with glasses then most likely there will not be an issue.

The long answer would be if he corrects to 20/20, and his refractive error (the strength of his prescription) is not over a certain limit, and if the refractive error difference between his right and left eye does not exceed a certain limit then there should not be an issue.

So, the best answer I can tell you right now, is that if your son is interested in the USCGA (or any other academy or ROTC program), he should apply and go through the medical process. That will be the only way to definitively give you an answer.

I hope this helps, and just know that when your son has completed his DoDMERB exam, there are folks here who are willing to help.
cloonkeen - Pls send your son's most current prescription (scan as an attachment and cut and paste this posting) to me at I can assist you at this juncture:thumb: