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Depth perception mega thread

Discussion in 'DOC's corner' started by mattlowery, Jan 27, 2002.

  1. bchelleen

    bchelleen New Member

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    Just went to MEPS and took the Depth Perception test and passed A through E. I believe A through D is required. It is very challenging but my biggest piece of advice would be to take your time. Don't let the workers at MEPS push you into hurrying that test. Really focus and TRUST YOURSELF. I also would advise hydrating and getting a good night sleep the night before if it is something that you are concerned about. Good luck.
     
  2. Skywalker

    Skywalker Officer Candidate Hopeful

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    I'd like to mention this, not for it to be perceived as the rule, but an exception. On 20161208 I failed the MEPS depth perception test outright, and logged 20/50 in the left eye. Because I had PRK in my right eye back in 2014, I was due for a consult, which ended up happening through an Army hospital on Fort Jackson. The optometrists at the hospital said I had full depth perception and 20/30 in the left eye. They in turn passed these results back to MEPS.

    I have not retaken the MEPS DP test since. Today, N3M approved me for both NA and NFO.

    I just thought I'd mention that this to prove that it's possible, as I keep hearing that one must retake the MEPS DP test to be cleared by N3M at all.
     
  3. Hopeful Hoya

    Hopeful Hoya Know-nothing ENS Contributor

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    It doesn't need to be retaken at MEPS, but N3M will only accept optometry results from MEPS or another military clinic. What they will no longer do is accept results from civilian optometrists.
     
  4. RUFiO181

    RUFiO181 Making Recruiting Great Again

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    Yes, Iike what myself and @NavyOffRec have been saying for a while now.
     
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  5. BACONATOR

    BACONATOR Well-Known Member Contributor None

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    It's been said before and I'll say it again: as was stated a couple posts above, take your time. It's not a timed test like the color vision (I don't think... never been rushed to give an answer anyway).
    And.....

    Slowly rock your head left and right. The shifting parallax will help the right O "pop" out. Also, don't try to over-focus. This test, along with all the other binocular depth perception tests (line intersection, stair intersection etc) are meant to test your vision focused at infinity. If you focus hard and accomodate your eyes, you can shift the focus and get the wrong answer (at least on those intersecting tests).
     
  6. Hammer10k

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    I failed DP at MEPS and went to an optometrist for a retest. Passed and haven't had an issue since. One of the things that helped me was researching how the circle tests work. If you're worried about it, google tips on how the circle tests work. There will be advice on "looking through" the circles and they talk about how the raised circles are usually in the center.

    Also, you can sorta practice on these type sites:
    http://www.eyetricks.com/3dstereo.htm
     
  7. Flash

    Flash SEVAL/ECMO Super Moderator None Contributor

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    Not an option anymore...

     
  8. RUFiO181

    RUFiO181 Making Recruiting Great Again

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    You can't go to a civilian doctor, N3M will only accept retests from MEPS or a Military Hospital/Clinic. People have been shopping doctors to qualify them only to fail and be NPQ'd once they start their NAMI physical at OCS.
     
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  9. Hammer10k

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    Glad I got in before this change over. I understand the policy change but hope MEPS or the mil clinics allow for retests. I swear those MEPS glasses were worn out! ;)
     
  10. NavyOffRec

    NavyOffRec Well-Known Member

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    A friend of mine was an HM that worked at MEPS, the equipment is tested often, what was found is that those who failed at MEPS then passed at a civilian doctor were failing when they had a NAMI physical, few were passing both, during my time at the NRD I can't think of a single person who failed at MEPS, passed a civilian doc, then passed NAMI, it was a steady stream of "I was redesignated" I know you made it but you were the exception, some people just do have bad days which I am guessing you did.
     
  11. Hammer10k

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    I never thought about how the re-testers did on dp after MEPS. I remember reading posts about getting the civilian test done for a waiver but never considered the follow ups. Figured it was a bad day type scenario for most. Crazy to think there was a steady supply of OCS indocs showing up and redesing because of it.
     
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