If a person has an LOA from USMA with stellar background but was DQ'ed for -9.0 nearsightedness, is a waiver still a possibility? A relative has been waiting for a waiver since summer but hasn't heard still and is getting discouraged. She had no problems as long as wearing contacts or glasses. Is it a difficult one to get a waiver? Are they very strict with the -8.0 maximum? I know that other branches might be tougher with vision, but I wasn't sure with USMA. Is there anyone here who actually got a waiver for worse than -8.0?