Medical Waiver Denial Overturn

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by Isabeldi3, Jun 12, 2018 at 12:50 PM.

  1. Isabeldi3

    Isabeldi3 New Member

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    My son was denied for his astigmatism mainly and I was told from his recruiter what could I do in this instance. He informed me that I could get his medical records from the optometrist stating his astigmatism has improved since his last visit, which was August of last year. So I took him in April for his exam and sent the records off right away. It's now June and no word but it's a "waiting game". My son is 4 years AFJROTC, over top three, and recieved numerous awards..now his astigmatism is keeping him out. My question is how long could it take to overturn? Because I will keep on the recruiter and do what ever it takes for my son to fulfill his dream.
     
  2. GoCubbies

    GoCubbies Member

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    How bad is his astigmatism?
     
  3. 201stRHSretired

    201stRHSretired New Member

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    I'm confused as to why you are talking to a recruiter? Is he enlisting or applying to the Academy?
     
  4. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Super Moderator 5-Year Member

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    I am guessing the OP’s son is trying to enlist. This forum is for those pursuing commissions via a Service Academy, ROTC or OCS. DoDMERB governs the medical portion of this for those pursuing this path, while MEPS does this for the enlisted side. The standards for both are very similar, but there are variables, especially on the waiver side. They are two separate processes. I am not sure many of us could be of much help regarding this topic. My familiarity with MEPS is limited, but you could be waiting awhile. The recruiter will be your best bet for information at this point. Good luck.