Really bad nearsightedness?

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by runorrun, Jul 5, 2014.

  1. runorrun

    runorrun Member

    Jun 10, 2014
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    I have myopia/nearsightedness at -8.00 diopters in both eyes but correctable to 20/20. There are no astigmatisms or anything else wrong with my eyes; I am just extremeley nearsighted. Also, I do not plan on becoming a pilot (want to be a SWO), and if it matters, I am female.

    Is this automatically a medical diaqualification for USNA and NROTC? I have found different answers around the internet, so I was wondering if anyone here would know...
  2. kp2001

    kp2001 10-Year Member

    Jun 9, 2006
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    The current standard is less than 8 diopters. If you are at 8 diopters then yes it would be a disqualification for Navy programs. A waiver may be possible, but I don't have any first hand knowledge.

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