Unexpected Remedial


10-Year Member
5-Year Member
Feb 17, 2008
This is weird. DoDMERB is requesting a R152.27 Remedial (as stated below). I read the remedial instructions and it doesn't make sense because I have 20/15 vision, which is above average. Any advice on this? Should I call DoDMERB?

"R152.27 Obtain a manifest refraction - REQUIRES A PHYSICIAN'S APPOINTMENT: PROVIDER INSTRUCTIONS: Please obtain a NEW evaluation by an optometrist or ophthalmologist for a manifest refraction, which corrects near and distant vision to 20/20 or to best correction if vision is less than 20/20 in each eye. The evaluation must include uncorrected and corrected vision at near and distant. Please annotate the results (fill in blocks #17, #18, and #19) on the ATTACHED EYE EXAMINATION FORM. APPLICANT ONLY INSTRUCTIONS: If you wear contact lenses they must be removed prior to examination; 3 days for soft contacts and 21 days for hard/rigid gas permeable contacts. Additionally, if you wear rigid lenses as part of ortho-keratology or corneal refractive therapy, they must be removed for a period of 90 days prior to the examination. Please note that NO INTERMITTENT USE of your contact lenses is allowed during the period that they are to be removed. A SIGNED STATEMENT REGARDING THE TYPE OF CONTACTS (SOFT, HARD, etc.) YOU WEAR AND HOW MANY DAYS THEY WERE REMOVED PRIOR TO THIS EXAM MUST BE INCLUDED IN THIS REPORT. "
Most likely the optometrist failed to put something on the eye examination that was sent to DoDMERB. Make sure when you go for the repeat manifest refraction that they fill out every single block.