waiver for eye problems

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  1. obesetiger

    obesetiger Member

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    Hey all, I received my NROTC 4 year scholarship back in January and began my qualification process recently. Just today I was informed that I was disqualified with a pending waiver for esotropia/strabismus. This is really confusing to me because I had exotropia(which is different from esotropia) when I was 5, but had two corrective eye surgeries and my vision has been 20/20 since. Should I call about this or just wait for the letter to come in ? Thanks for any help
     
  2. 5Day

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    Here is a post earlier https://www.serviceacademyforums.com/index.php?threads/dodmerb-dq-exotropia.53910/#post-530142

    You could have been DQ because of a "history of" allowing the commissioning source to make a determination via waiver. Did you have a remedial?

    You could call, and to get more information on what your eye exam said and/or to find out if it is for a current condition or because of your history. (Be warned if you are a current midshipman, work through your chain of command before you call)
     
  3. kp2001

    kp2001 10-Year Member

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    Strabismus would cover your exotropia as strabismus is the term for any eye misalignment.
     
  4. obesetiger

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    Yes I did have a status of "remedial requested" right before it switched to disqualified. Does this mean the wavier process is more feasible for this specific disqualification?
     
  5. 5Day

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    It just means you were given the chance to supply the records so they have all the information to make a well informed waiver decision.