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  1. W

    Should I get LASIK before OCS?

    Background: So I used to search function to find a similar instance of what I am going thru and could not find any useful info. So I am applying to SNA and already took the ASTB. Last year I had a vision test done and was told I had a slight near sightedness in my eyes. I have glasses for 20/35...
  2. S

    Stereopsis DQ

    I'm in the process of applying for OCS as an aviation contract to become a pilot. During vision testing at NAMI I was told I have stereopsis and am unqualified to become a pilot because of it. However the doctor did mention vision therapy can help improve/ cure the problem but he didn't seem...
  3. AwsumAwstun

    Waiver for vision?

    Hey guys. Long time reader, first post. I am completely done with my packet for SWO (56 OAR, 3.35 GPA, Marketing degree, 5+years in management). I'm only waiting for a consultation regarding my eyesight. In 2011 I attempted to enlist and was told by my recruiter, "They're not letting you in...
  4. Saucebaus

    Is ptosis something to be concerned about?

    Hello, I'm new to this forum so I'm sorry if this is the wrong place. I'm a former enlisted Marine finishing up my last year in college. I'm currently competing for a Marine air contract. I was born with ptosis of my right eyelid. It doesn't affect my vision at all but is definitely noticeable...
  5. Gerardo Charles

    Uncorrected Vision Influence on Specialization

    So my vision is 20/25 and correctable to 20/20. I already got a pilot slot and I know that I am physically qualified to pilot anything in the Navy, but my question is this: will my vision ever play factor during the selection process after basic training? I just have a hard time believing they...
  6. T

    SNA's Getting Glasses

    Any issue getting glasses/contacts once you've started training? Already through primary, I've been 20/20 up to this point but things have been starting to seem a bit fuzzy especially during night time driving. I doubt I'm beyond the 20/40 limit for new accessions, but the NAMI guides I've...
  7. J

    SNA Vision Requirements

    So I've recently been accepted to OCS under the designation of SNA, and I just wanted to clear something up real quick. I'm aware that for applicants you need 20/40 uncorrected and correctable to 20/20. However my vision is 20/100 uncorrected, and 20/20 corrected. (All numbers based off page 4...
  8. S

    LASIK, Naval Vision requirements, MEPS, and Eligibility

    I had a conversation recently with my recruiter. He decided to look into vision requirements for unrestricted line officers after I informed him that I was open to seeking a commission as a SWO. I already took the ASTB-E (and have fairly competitive scores with my GPA), plan on going to MEPS, am...
  9. FemaleNFO

    Minimum vision requirements - HELP

    Hi all, This is my first post to AW, so I apologize if this question has been previously answered. I want to become a officer in the US Navy, NFO specifically. From what I've read on here and various other platforms, in order to qualify for naval service your vision must be correctable to...
  10. Armitage

    SNA and Depth Perception

    Hello Everyone, Last night my recruiter dropped the bomb on me that I had been disqualified for SNA because I didn't score high enough on the Depth Perception test. This was pretty baffling to me but I'm gonna go ahead and assume it's not a mistake of some kind and try to move forward. I've...
  11. E

    Would I still need Lasik?

    Hey everyone, I am a bit confused regarding the LASIK process... I can see 20/40 uncorrected, and 20/20 corrected, but according to the naval aeromedical guide my farsightedness correction can't be over a TOTAL of +3.00 diopters (I'm 3.25) combined both eyes Does that mean I would need...