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Glasses / Eyesight Questions

#1
I did a search, but if I'm being a mong and this is answered someplace else, then I apologise :roll:

I'm looking to join the Infantry and am wondering what eyesight requirements there are.

My situation is that my eyesight is just below 20/20 or whatever proper eyesight is called now - I can drive without glasses (by law) and the only times I would wear them would have been at school or similar to read the small writing on a board/screen if I was towards the back of the room.

During a normal day I never put on my glasses, and I don't really notice my slightly crap eyesight unless I want to read something at a distance.


My main question is as I don't wear glasses all the time, barely for more than a couple of hours a week, is it still worth getting the optician's form filled out & returned? Will it just complicate things, or end up having to wear glasses all the time?

Ideally I'd like to just be able to put on my glasses if and when I need them, say to read something at distance.

Also, the form suggested that I take it back to the recruiter, so does that mean I wouldn't place it with my medical records, or I send it seperately, or I just bring it with me when I get told to come to the AFCO again?


What's the general thinking on this, do I still fill out the form but say I don't normally wear them or ?

Any help is much appreciated,

Thanks in advance

Helios


P.S. Thanks for moving it to the right place :)
 
#4
If you travell to america and join up in the air force they will let you fly an A-10 over Iraq without your glasses.
(youll have to listen to some hillbilly bluegrass banjo music though)
 
#5
I've got crap eyesight and my night vision is exceptionally poor. I got by tho, walked into a few trees/trenches in the dark!. Was well chuffed when SA80 was issued (I was the Tom with two SUSAT sights and a bungee).
 
#6
Get the form filled out; you don't want to have any chance of flunking the RSC because you weren't entirely "honest". I thought those optician reports went with the rest of the med sh1t to the RSC in question.

I have a feeling the eyesight requirements for the inf are 6/12 (but certainly not even a tiny bit worse..) in the right eye, but you can be blind as anything (think it's 6/30) in the left eye. You could just claim you're struggling with the chart because you can't read anyway.

Bullpup.