Eyesight requirements

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by chris182, Dec 27, 2007.

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  1. Hi, im new to this forum, so im not sure if this is in the right place. Im interestead in joining the army, but my vision in my right eye is pretty bad (-7.5) and Im worried this may affect my chances of getting in. I can see 20/20 with my glasses and contacts in, but without them i can only see a couple of feet in front of me. Does anyone know what the requirements are to pass? As im only 20 in a couple of months, I still cant get laser surgery for another year.
  2. Just go and get your application pack from your ACIO and start the process, youll then be given your Health questionairre and optician forms. Once completed send them via the ACIO to the ADSC med sister who will let you know either way. At least then you have a accurate decision rather than guestimation.
  3. mate I was in the same position as you, my left eye is -5.00 and my right eye is -5.50. Unfortunately it's not possible to get in to the Royal Artillery trades with eye sight this bad, however you can join the Infantry/other specialisations. I start at ITC Catterick in Febuary. Best Of Luck.
  4. If i remember correctly you are just inside the limits so you should be ok for most jobs. Except air corps etc obviously.

    I am not 100% though but call your AFCO and they should be able to advise you.

  5. Yeah, even if you wanted to be a sparky or EOD :D
  6. As long as your eyesight is OK with corrective lenses then you should be fine. I cant see a fcukin thing without my specs and I had no problems getting in 8 years ago.

    I've also had regular checks where they assess my sight with & without my specs and they have always said its fine.
  7. what are you wanting to go in as
  8. Ulster Defence Regiment Eyesight Test:

    "Can you see?"


    "Good show"

  9. My eyesight is also quite dim (like me in general) but its never given me any problems.

    Unless I lose my glasses then I'm screwed.
  10. there is a limit on how much correction they allow

    i THINK its +/- 6 diopeters

    edit.. sorry mate, i think it might be too bad at -7.5

    quote from armyjobs FAQ
  11. either CMT, tank crewman or infantry.