Wondering if anyone can elaborate on the different types of color deficiency tests a USCGA candidate might take, and which ones he/she MUST pass. I see from the USCGA website that part of the DoDMERB exam addresses colorblindness, and that "Candidates who fail the American Optical Company PIP test shall be considered qualified if they pass the FALANT test." My son, a hopeful applicant for class of 2018, does poorly on the Ishihara (dots) test but has never taken other tests for color deficiency. He is so healthy and positive that I had truly forgotten about this problem. It just dawned on us tonight and we are so very disappointed and hoping there is a way he could go forward with his application. On the other hand, if this is a deal breaker, then better to figure out now than wait until next spring when the DoDMERB would be done. I suppose I can ask our eye doctor to administer the PIP and or FALANT, whatever that means. Any insight would be much appreciated.