Listen man, you ask and post a fuck ton of questions without doing a fuck ton of research. You’re a grown up, stop asking people to spoon feed you.The max uncorrected vision of 20/40 is after LASIK/PRK right?
Here's the straight dope: vision is generally not waiverable, in my experience. Yes, some obscure conditions can be waiverable but, for the most part, if you want to be a Student Naval Aviator, your vision must be 20/40 or better, and correctable to 20/20. In layman's terms, your vision needs to be really good. To qualify as a Student Naval Flight Officer, I don't think there are refractive limits uncorrected, but it needs to be correctable to 20/20. SNFOs generally don't pilot aircraft after doing it a little bit in flight training, so the limits uncorrected are more lax.The max uncorrected vision of 20/40 is after LASIK/PRK right?
All your answers are there, literally in black and white on page 48 if you look.The NAMI guide TELLS you this answer.
Read the guide before spouting off bad info, there are in fact refractive error limits for Student NFO's "≤ +/-8.00 All Meridians". Again, page 48 here.To qualify as a Student Naval Flight Officer, I don't think there are refractive limits uncorrected, but it needs to be correctable to 20/20.
This is what I (and a friend of mine) did. Another thing to keep in mind is that you cant apply for the waiver until 6 months after the surgery (IIRC). I was not aware of this, and didn't get LASIK until the summer going into my senior year, a mere 2 months before service selection. Needless to say, I did not get the waiver/pass a flight physical in time for service selection. That didn't stop me from putting SNA as my #1 choice, but I ended up getting subs....Due to a little bit of luck and a CO that cared a lot about his MIDN, I ended up switching to SNA 2 days before I was supposed to fly to DC. I had my plane ticket and room reservation in hand.Anecdotally I knew some midshipmen in ROTC that got Lasik/PRK (forget which) while in ROTC in order to qualify for pilot slots. The key is to get permission and make sure it's an approved procedure.