eyesight .. infantry

#1
apparently the eyesight requirements are

6/6 both eyes together, 6/6 one eye, 6/12 other eye

both my eyes are 6/5, does this make them better or worse than above?? ^^

i duno how it works out
 
#2
worded that wrong soz

they're 6/5 when corrected

right eye is -2.00 / 1.75 x 110

left eye is -2.50 / 1.50 x 70

anyone in the know.. is that too blind for the infantry?! its not that bad like.. i can survive without them
 
#4
I am really blind and the Infantry had me, my eyes are much worsr than the required standard.
 
#5
We had a bloke in our Coy nick named Woggle Eye so don't worry about it too much,but like your man Morty say's go get it checked out by a profesional for piece of mind...
 
#6
yeah av got an appointment at the opticians tomoz

to fill in this questionnaire i got from the careers along with the medical one

last time i had me eyes tested was in jan.. but i may aswell get another 1 tomoz whilst i need these forms doin, only gona cost me £12 before 12pm

me eyes have hardly changed aswell in 5 years..so hopefully they wont get any worse in the near future.
 
#7
6/6 = perfect vision. (It is the same as 20/20 vision)

here are the standard eyesight requirements:

Eyesight Standards, the standard personal weapon is the SA80 and this requires vision in the right eye to be correctable to no less than 6/9. Vision in the left eye must be correctable to no less than 6/36. Spectacle correction must be no greater than -7diopters or +8 in any meridian. Certain types of surgery or laser treatment to correct visual defects are unacceptable and clarification should be sought prior to application.
I would say you would be fine.
 
#11
No idea scouse! Why not?

As for the eyesight thing:

The requirements SorridStroker posted show that Chris will be fine.

Just for anyone else who might be wondering how the 6/6 thing works, 6/6 is good/acceptable vison. There is no such thing as 'perfect vision', its just that 6/6 is adopted as the measurement where no visual impairment is said to be present. You can have better vison that this.

20/20 is the same, 6 metres is (approx) = 20 feet, that's where it comes from.

How it works is this, if your vison is x/y then it means you can see at 'x' distance what a person with no impairment can see at 'y' distance.

Normally, the test is done at 6m so the first number is 6. 6/6 means you can see at 6m what a person with unimpaired vision an see at 6m. In other words, you have unimpaired vision.

If you have 6/12, then you can see at 6m what an unimpaired person can see at 12m. In other words, you can only see things clearly from half as far as a person with good eyesight.

On the other hand, if you have 6/5, then you can see at 6m what an unimpaired person can see at 5m, so your eyesight is better that theirs. So you have better than 6/6 (20/20) eyesight.

The snellen charts used for eye exams have the numbers written below them and start big with something like 6/24, going down through 6/6 to 6/4 etc etc.
 
#13
sorry to drag this back up like

i can only read the top line , maybe the second line on the chart..without glasses/contacts

got a funny feelin that falls below infantry standards :/

can see perfect wen corrected.. do they go off uncorrected or corrected standard of vision?
 
#14
Check sorridstoker's post above. As long as your eyesight is correctable to those standards and your lenses are within those powers, then you'll be fine.
 

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