eyesight

#3
I am a blind ****** and require glasses. Despite not being able to see the wall, let alone the chart without my glasses I still got in to the infantry both Reg and TA
 
#5
cheers mate that gives me a lot of reassurance is it basically if you eyes are correctable to 20/20?????
To tell the truth, the eyetest in the medical is pretty straight forward. Cover you eye, read the chart. I was asked if I had to wear my glasses all the time, which was a yes. The test was done by a rather tasty RAF nurse and the Army doctor never asked about my eyes at all.

I think the only time you may have an issue is if the eyesight is affected by an injury/disease.

Getting corrective lenses for your respirator is a different story. Mine took 18 months to appear!
 
#6
before getting my eyes lasered i was blind as a very blind thing (-6.75L -7.0R) but still managed to join as my corrected vision was fine so i wouldnt worry about it
 
#7
went to optician today, slightly short-sighted in right eye but dont need glasses thats how minimal the difference is, think ill be fine,cheers guys
 
#8
Anybody ever tried varifocal or bifocal contact lenses? Are they any good? More to the point, will I be able to pick up women young enough to be my daughter if I shed my half moon reading glasses?
 
#10
before getting my eyes lasered i was blind as a very blind thing (-6.75L -7.0R) but still managed to join as my corrected vision was fine so i wouldnt worry about it
Just a quick question. Is the 12 month wait from the date of lasek operation a MUST? I've been doing martial arts for the past to months n it's 7 months but have had no problems. Is it dealt on a case by case basis or on a general basis? And I don't really like the next idea but better to know I suppose, what if you never tell them about lasek?
 
#11
Just a quick question. Is the 12 month wait from the date of lasek operation a MUST? I've been doing martial arts for the past to months n it's 7 months but have had no problems. Is it dealt on a case by case basis or on a general basis? And I don't really like the next idea but better to know I suppose, what if you never tell them about lasek?
*past TWO months. Sorry typing from phone is proving to be a pain.
 

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#12
Yes it is a must. If you don't tell them you are deliberately making a false entry on your medical, which if discovered, could and probably result in a complete rejection of your application. The rehab times are there for a reason not just to annoy candidates.
 
#13
To tell the truth, the eyetest in the medical is pretty straight forward. Cover you eye, read the chart. I was asked if I had to wear my glasses all the time, which was a yes. The test was done by a rather tasty RAF nurse and the Army doctor never asked about my eyes at all.

I think the only time you may have an issue is if the eyesight is affected by an injury/disease.

Getting corrective lenses for your respirator is a different story. Mine took 18 months to appear!
I always found that corrective lenses for my resi made not a jot of difference unless of course I was always planning on looking down to my toes all of the time. I could only ever see with them with my head tilted fully back all the time looking to the side.

Get lazered. Best money I've ever spent.
 

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