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Recruiter: PRK Waiver not Needed

NavyOffRec

Well-Known Member
#16
According to the updated waiver guide, corneal refractive surgery is no longer disqualifying if it falls within the pre op refractive limits. This was updated in May 2017 so I believe some recruiters may be a little behind the game on this.

http://www.med.navy.mil/sites/nmotc/nami/arwg/Documents/WaiverGuide/12_Ophthalmology.pdf

Page 29; Refractive surgery (PRK/LASIK/SmILE) without visually significant side effects is not considered disqualifying (NCD) for applicants or designated members that are within the refractive parameters outlined in this chapter. Patients whose pre-operative refractions fall outside these parameters are considered disqualified (CD), but may be considered for a waiver on a case-by-case basis, depending on aviation class / military duty status.

Do your homework, use the search function etc. This goes for recruiters too ;)
yeah, the people who review the documents for people applying for OCS would be N3M and NOT NAMI, also just because it is not disqualifying does not mean you don't have to submit documents, since they won't know if your pre-op refraction is in or out of limits, so what they are saying is it isn't disqualifying IF you meet all the requirements they have listed, if you can't then you are DQ or Temp DQ until you prove otherwise.

oh, and by the way the info in that section is essentially what we have had to go by for I don't know, like 8 years, so you have posted nothing new.
 

RUFiO181

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#17
According to the updated waiver guide, corneal refractive surgery is no longer disqualifying if it falls within the pre op refractive limits. This was updated in May 2017 so I believe some recruiters may be a little behind the game on this.

http://www.med.navy.mil/sites/nmotc/nami/arwg/Documents/WaiverGuide/12_Ophthalmology.pdf

Page 29; Refractive surgery (PRK/LASIK/SmILE) without visually significant side effects is not considered disqualifying (NCD) for applicants or designated members that are within the refractive parameters outlined in this chapter. Patients whose pre-operative refractions fall outside these parameters are considered disqualified (CD), but may be considered for a waiver on a case-by-case basis, depending on aviation class / military duty status.

Do your homework, use the search function etc. This goes for recruiters too ;)
The issue is that the applicant got LASIK without the advice of the recruiter. In the end, he could possibly face a fraudulent enlistment and lose his chance of ever commissioning.

Do your homework, use the search function etc. This goes for you too ;)
 
#18
Also before you actually do enlist and swear in, you'll fill out a Change of Status and Annual Certificate Medical form, basically it asks if you've had any surgery or anything has changed since your MEPs examination. This is where you can tell them you've had LASIK since and cover your bases before signing enlistment papers.